Joanna Nesbit, Freelance Writer

Joanna Nesbit

Northwest Freelance Writer

Family travel to Washington coast, Pacific NorthwestJoanna Nesbit is a freelance writer who writes about parenting, college, education, lifestyle, and travel. Her articles and essays have appeared in consumer, custom, and online publications.

These days, with a daughter off to college, she's developed a focus on higher education, college finance, and Millennial topics. She's passionate about parents and kids alike being smart with money.

She's also written about homework habits, why boys are struggling in school, Common Core assessments, video gaming, how to balance packed schedules, and Northwest trips with kids.

Recent articles and essays:

My latest on what our teens need from their parents for Mother Nature Network.

I've been writing for the Road2College blog recently. Here are a couple pieces. 

My latest pieces for SafeBee:

  • Why your college student might need a life insurance policy if you've co-signed a private student loan.
  • Why college families need to file the FAFSA early. 
  • Financial aid letters are here. This piece on what to watch out for so you don't get burned.
  • Tips here on life skills our teens need before moving out. Competence begets confidence.


My recent piece on Bellingham-based Fit School, founder Carol Frazey, and what I love about the exercise model.