Melissa Horton

Melissa Horton

Melissa Horton is a financial literacy professional who is passionate about educating individuals, families and entrepreneurs about the power of smart money management and the importance of financial literacy. She has used her undergraduate degree in finance and her master's in marketing to establish and co-own a comprehensive financial planning firm in Washington, D.C. During her decade in the financial services and planning industry, Melissa has taught thousands of clients how to create and sustain financial health through better understanding what their money has the potential to do for them. In addition to working with clients, Melissa contributes content for a number of online and print resources focused on financial education. Follow her on Twitter and check out her posts on P2Binvestor and iGrad.

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  1. Markets & Economy

    What are the different types of price discrimination and how are they used?

    Understand the difference between the three major types of price discrimination and how each is used in practical business ...
  2. Career / Compensation

    Financial Planner: Job Description & Average Salary

    Learn about the general job duties and average salary of a financial planner, as well as the education, training and skills ...
  3. Markets & Economy

    What is the difference between preferred stock and common stock?

    Preferred stockholders have a greater claim to a company's assets and earnings than common stockholders, but may not have ...
  4. Banking

    What are the major categories of financial institutions and what are their primary roles?

    Understand the various types of financial institutions that exist in today's economy, and learn the purpose each serves in ...
  5. Career / Compensation

    Financial Auditor: Job Description & Average Salary

    Discover what it means to hold a financial auditor position, including job duties, education and training, required skills ...
  6. Career / Compensation

    Private Banker: Job Description & Average Salary

    Discover what a career in private banking entails, including a job description, education and training, necessary skills ...
  7. Small Business

    How important are business ethics in running a profitable business?

    Learn how business ethics as a guiding philosophy within a company can have a drastic impact on long-term profitability and ...
  8. FA Relevant

    What are some examples of fiduciary duty?

    Understand what it means to be a fiduciary, under what circumstances fiduciary duties arise and some common examples of fiduciary ...
  9. Estate Planning

    What is the difference between an inter vivos trust and a testamentary trust?

    The difference between inter vivos trusts and testamentary trusts.
  10. High Net Worth Strategy

    What are the Components of Shareholders' Equity?

    Understanding company valuation figures, such as shareholders' equity, is crucial in assessing a business.
  11. High Net Worth Strategy

    What is the Difference Between Gross Income and Earned Income?

    The difference between earned income and gross income is an important one come tax time.
  12. Retirement Savings

    What rate of return should I expect on my 401(k)?

    Learn which factors affect your 401(k) performance, and understand what a typical rate of return is for employer-sponsored ...
  13. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    What types of liens are seen as good and which are bad for my credit?

    Understand what a lien is and what types of liens are most common for individuals, and learn which types of liens are good ...
  14. Estate Planning

    What is the difference between revocable and irrevocable intervivos trusts?

    Learn what an inter vivos trust is, the difference between an irrevocable and a revocable inter vivos trust, and why it is ...
  15. Retirement Savings

    How can I avoid paying taxes on my Social Security income?

    Learn how to calculate the percentage of Social Security income benefits that may be taxable and discover strategies to reduce ...
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