Melissa Horton

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:

09
Sep
LendKey Student Loans Review

LendKey is a national student loan company that connects you with lenders offering private student loans and student loan refinancing.

Posted in: Student Loans,
04
Sep
Personal Business Loans: How to Get One

Personal loans for business expenses can be considered if all other business financing options have been reviewed.

Posted in: Compare Options, Personal Loans, Small Business Loans,
04
Sep
Cosigning a Student Loan: Pros and Cons

Many lenders do not offer student loans to borrowers who have a low credit score or no credit history. One way for these borrowers to receive approval is by adding a cosigner to their loan.

Posted in: Student Loans,
04
Sep
How to Pay for a New Roof: Financing Options to Consider

There are many affordable ways to fix or replace your roof including home equity loans, personal loans, and financing from roofing companies.

Posted in: Home Equity, Insurance, Personal Loans,
04
Sep
Financing Options to Cover the Costs of Finishing a Basement

A basement remodel is a smart step toward increasing the value of a home and homeowners have several options to help cover the costs of finishing a basement.

Posted in: Personal Loan Uses (3), Personal Loans,
04
Sep
HELOC vs. Home Equity Loan: Which is Right for You?

Both home equity loans and home equity lines of credit can be useful tools for homeowners who need access to affordable financing. Home equity loans are usually fixed-rate loans paid out as a single lump sum, while home equity lines of credit work as a credit line with a variable rate and flexible withdrawals over time.

Posted in: Home Equity, Learn More,
04
Sep
Chase Student Loans Alternatives to Consider for 2020

Chase Bank no longer offers student loans, and prior Chase student loans are now serviced by Navient. This guide tells you what to know if you were a Chase borrower, as well as some Chase student loan alternatives to consider.

Posted in: Student Loans,
04
Sep
New York Student Loans

Paying for college is a significant investment, often with both parents and students shouldering the expense. The average cost of college is increasingly expensive, so it’s crucial to know where to find financing. For New York state residents, consider all grant and scholarship options before applying for student loans. Grants and scholarships are free money […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
04
Sep
Kitchen Remodel Loans & Financing Options

Homeowners have several kitchen remodel financing options through personal loans, home equity loans, and lines of credit.

Posted in: Home Equity, Personal Loans,
04
Sep
Avant Competitors and Alternatives for Personal Loans

Personal loans through online lenders has shifted the industry, giving consumers more options for accessing financing for major expenses or high-interest debt consolidation. Avant, a Chicago-based online lender, is one of these new entrants to the market that provides a variety of personal loan solutions to consumers who meet eligibility requirements. Avant has severa

Posted in: Personal Loans,