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Michelle Bates

Associate Editor

Michelle is the associate editor at WealthRocket. She has six years of writing experience and has been writing and editing personal finance content since 2021, specializing in credit cards, home and auto insurance, and mortgages.

Shortly before entering the personal finance space, Michelle was freelance writing, fact-checking, and interviewing sources for Cottage Life magazine and CottageLife.com.

And prior to joining WealthRocket, she spent close to two years as an editor and writer for rate comparison website RATESDOTCA, where she wrote data-driven reports and edited freelancers’ articles.

Her work has been covered by notable Canadian news sources like the Financial PostThe Globe and Mail, CTV News, and Narcity.

She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Queen’s University in English Literature and Sociology, along with a Publishing – Book, Magazine and Electronic graduate certificate from Centennial College. You can reach her at .


WealthRocket homeownership costs article

Another rate hike would force 35% of Canadian mortgage holders to make serious changes to their financial situation: survey

Michelle Bates October 20, 2023

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3-in-10 Canadians investing less due to economic uncertainty, yet retirement savings is top goal for majority: survey

Michelle Bates September 12, 2023

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