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:

02
Oct
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,
02
Oct
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,
02
Oct
Can You Refinance a Personal Loan?

If you have a personal loan, you do have the option to refinance it if needed. However, it is important to find out if your current lender allows for it or if you need to find a new lender instead.

Posted in: Personal Loan Information, Personal Loans,
02
Oct
Upstart Competitors and Alternatives for Personal Loans

Started in 2012, Upstart is a direct-to-consumer online lending platform that utilizes the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to streamline the loan pricing and funding process. It offers loans ranging from $1,000 up to $50,000, with interest rates as high as 29.99%, paid over three- or five-year.1,2 The company was established by former […]

Posted in: Personal Loans,
01
Oct
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: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
01
Oct
What’s the Difference Between Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans?

Subsidized student loans are offered to those with financial need and the government pays the interest while students are in school and during periods of deferment. All other loans are unsubsidized and the government does not pay any interest.

Posted in: Student Loans,
01
Oct
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: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
01
Oct
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: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
01
Oct
Citizens Bank Student Loans Review

Citizens Bank student loans are available to undergraduates, graduates, and parents. Refinancing options with a loyalty discount for bank account holders are also available.

Posted in: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
03
Aug
Pet Insurance for French Bulldogs

French Bulldogs are one of the most popular dogs. While French Bulldogs are known for their fun personalities and relatively easy care, there can be added costs to care for one appropriately. Not only do dog owners have to cover routine care like vaccines and teeth cleanings, there is also a need to take care […]

Posted in: Dog Insurance, Insurance, Pet Insurance,