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:

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,
01
Jul
Conduent Education Services (Originally ACS Student Loans) Review

Conduent Education Services manages private and federal student loans. You cannot choose to borrow from Conduent, but may be assigned it as loan servicer. However, you can refinance to move to a different lender.

Posted in: Student Loans,
26
May
Alternatives to Harley-Davidson Dealer Financing

If you’re ready to buy a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, it pays to know your alternatives to dealer financing. Before you buy, here’s a look at the some options to finance your next motorcycle purchase.

Posted in: Auto Loans,
27
Mar
Student Loan Income-Based Repayment (IBR) Calculator

Use the following IBR calculator to help you see what your monthly payments will be under the plan and how it will change the total cost of your loan.

Posted in: Student Loans,
27
Mar
Standard Repayment Plan: The Default Plan for Federal Student Loans

The standard repayment plan for federal student loans allows borrowers to repay a level payment amount over the course of 10 years. This is often the most efficient repayment, but it can require a higher monthly payment than other plans.

Posted in: Student Loans,
09
Mar
Financial Assistance for Those Recovering From Addiction

Financial hardship is common among those recovering from addiction, but there are resources that provide financial aid for drug rehab. Individuals in recovery have access to grants, non-profit and private programs, personal funding, and insurance to manage the expense of rehab.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
13
Feb
Balance Credit Personal Loans Review: Beware of High Rates

Balance Credit offers unsecured personal loans to consumers in select states. While these loans can provide access to fast funding, interest rates can be in the triple-digits, making them a last resort in most cases.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
10
Feb
LoanMe Personal Loans Review — Know the Risks

LoanMe Personal Loans can be a solution for some borrowers in need of fast financing for major expenses. However, there are risks involved, including a near-predatory interest rate charged on new loans for those who have less-than-perfect credit.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
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,
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,