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:

27
Nov
Average Student Loan Debt for Veterinarians

The average student loan debt for veterinarians graduating in 2016 was $143,757, according to the AVMA. Several repayment assistance programs, as well as income-driven repayment and student loan forgiveness, could offer some relief.

Posted in: Student Loans,
26
Nov
American Home Shield Review

American Home Shield is a provider of home warranties, offering coverage for home systems, appliances, or both. Homeowners should read the fine print when deciding whether a home warranty from American Home Shield is a good fit.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
18
Nov
Student Loan Payment Calculator

How to Use This Student Loan Payment Calculator It is important to understand how student loans work and what your monthly payments will be after graduation. This student loan payment calculator allows you to see what your student loan payments will be based on your loan amount, interest rate, and loan term. First, input your total student loan balance,

Posted in: Student Loans,
05
Nov
Student Loan Refinance Calculator

This student loan refinance calculator can help you see how much you could save by refinancing your student loans.

Posted in: Student Loans,
29
Oct
California Personal Loans: Compare Companies and Rates

Over the last several years, getting personal loans in California has become far easier for consumers. Part of this is due to an increase in the number of companies offering loans. You can find a number of online and local personal loans available to California residents below. Make sure to compare options before making a decision. […]

Posted in: Personal Loans,
10
Oct
When Will I Get Taxed for Student Loan Forgiveness?

Student loan forgiveness can be incredibly valuable for federal loan borrowers, but it may come with tax implications that you need to understand in advance.

Posted in: Student Loans,
09
Oct
Budgeting for Student Loans: How to Make a Plan & Stick to It

Creating a budget for your student loans is a crucial part of repayment. Start with understanding your cash flow each month, and build in your student loan payment to fit that budget.

Posted in: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
16
Aug
How Do Goodly Student Loan Repayment Benefits Work?

The need to entice qualified workers is growing among employers large and small. Offering student loan repayment benefits to workers is beneficial to companies and their employees in several ways, and Goodly is one company making this valuable benefit a reality.

Posted in: Student Loans,
29
Jul
Avibra Life Insurance Review

Avibra Life Insurance is a tech-driven insurance and financial wellness tool accessible to 18- to 38-year-olds in the United States. The insurance coverage is a free micro policy that grows over time based on the user’s health habits.

Posted in: Insurance,
26
Jun
How to Destroy a Metal Credit Card

There are a few ways to get rid of or destroy your metal credit card including sending it back to the credit card company, cutting it with scissors, or using a drill to put holes in the card.

Posted in: Credit Cards,