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:

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,
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,
20
Jun
Primerica Life Insurance Review

Primerica offers pre-set and customizable terms for life insurance and is available in all 50 states. The company offers a simplified underwriting process for smaller policies.

Posted in: Insurance,
20
Jun
Guardian Life Insurance Review

Guardian Life offers whole, universal, and term life insurance options to consumers, but online quotes are available for term insurance only. If you want to apply, you must submit your application through a Guardian licensed agent.

Posted in: Insurance,
20
Jun
Car Insurance for Multiple Cars

Owning a car comes with a handful of responsibilities, including having adequate car insurance. Having more than one vehicle requires you to carry insurance on each vehicle, and while more expensive, this can offer some savings through multi-car discounts from some insurers.

Posted in: Auto Insurance, Insurance,