Fran Majidi

Fran Majidi

Insurance Expert

Fran Majidi manages content on SmartFinancial's website. She's had nearly a decade's worth of experience writing about insurance-related topics. Prior, she was an arts and entertainment editor in New York City. She has a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.F.A. in writing from The New School. She writes books under her given name, Afarin Majidi.

All lines of personal and commercial insurance
B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University and MFA from The New School University
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Health Insurance
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Auto Insurance
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Auto Insurance
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Commercial Insurance
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