Melissa Horton

Melissa Horton has an MBA in Finance and has worked as a financial professional for the past 13 years, helping clients understand the often complex vehicles available for both lending and investment needs. She is passionate about financial literacy and strives to educate clients and the general public to empower them in making smart financial decisions. Her work has been featured on Investopedia, iGrad, APRFinder, and more.

Articles by Melissa Horton:

28
Jan
Help for Single Moms: Find Grants and Financial Resources Today

Single mothers can find the help they need from federal and non-profit organizations. Assistance is available to ease financial burdens, education costs, housing concerns, insurance coverage, and food needs for single mothers.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Personal Finance,
23
Jan
Pay Off Student Loan or Invest Calculator

Trying to decide between paying off your student loans or investing? Use our pay off student loan or invest calculator to determine what makes the most financial sense for you.

Posted in: Investing, Student Loans,
22
Jan
Student Loan Prepayment & Payoff Calculator

Curious how much you could save if you pay off your student loans early? Use our student loan prepayment calculator to find out.

Posted in: Student Loans,
20
Jan
Student Loan Interest Tax Deduction Calculator

Are you eligible to deduct student loan interest from your taxable income? Find out how much you could save with our calculator, below.

Posted in: Student Loans,
20
Jan
Upstart Competitors and Alternatives for Personal Loans

Since its humble start in 2012, Upstart has been a fast-growing online lender offering a variety of loans to consumers with good to excellent credit. Upstart is a direct-to-consumer lending platform online that utilizes the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to streamline the loan pricing and funding process. It offers loans ranging from […]

Posted in: Personal Loans,
Tags: ptype_alternatives,
10
Jan
PenFed Personal Loans Review

PenFed offers affordable personal loans but there are strict credit score and income requirements, and you must me a member of the credit union.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
10
Jan
Metal Credit Cards to Consider for 2020

Metal credit cards offer more protection and clout than their plastic counterparts, but not all card options are created equal. Popular metal credit cards include options from Chase, American Express, J.P. Morgan, and more, and each offers their own perks and benefits.

Posted in: Credit Cards, Other Types of Credit Cards,
Tags: ptype_cornersecond,
09
Jan
Wells Fargo Mortgage Review

Wells Fargo mortgage loans are available in all 50 states to qualified homebuyers, with home loan options including fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages, FHA and VA loans, and refinancing e solutions.

Posted in: Mortgages, Reviews,
Tags: Personal Loan Review, ptype_review,
09
Jan
Purefy Student Loan Refinancing Review

Purefy offers student loan refinancing to qualified borrowers who are looking for more favorable repayment terms, lower interest rates, or a combination of the two. With Purefy, borrowers have access to several partner lenders, including PenFed, Earnest, College Ave, and more.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review, student loan refinancing review,
09
Jan
CommonBond Student Loan Review

CommonBond offers competitive private student loans and student loan refinancing options. CommonBond may be a good fit for you if you meet the lender's eligibility requirements and are not offered a lower rate elsewhere.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,