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Melissa Making Cents is a blend of financial topics intended to be informative, valuable and easy to digest.  Enjoy!  

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

15 years ago, I never imagined that I would find a passion for a career I knew nothing about. I have learned many important life lessons that have transformed me into a better CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, person and friend.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Hi everyone and welcome back to Melissa Making Cents! I hope you found my last blog about organizing your personal financial information binder useful! As some know… I practice what I preach. So not only did I complete the...

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Melissa Making Cents! I have spent a good amount of time this year setting my personal goals for the year. Honestly… it has been a little overwhelming. There are so many things I want to accomplish,...

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to Melissa Making Cents! Let’s face it, to most of us talking about money is not fun. In my blog about “Changing your Money Mindset” and “Taking the time to have money...

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Let’s face it, the last few weeks have been a strain on our pocketbooks! With the holidays, we have all had time to indulge in a few whims and luxuries as we have spent time with friends and family. Toys, dinners, and holiday...

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Melissa Making Cents! With the holidays quickly approaching, I’d like to build on last week's blog about having money conversations with your family. As you read last week, talking to your family...

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Take a little time during the holiday season this year to reconnect with your family and friends. Have a money conversation to make sure that everyone is ok financially! Mental Health and Money go hand and hand.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

This week started off with a bang! Before my first glorious cup of coffee on Monday morning, I got an alarming text from a good friend who is a teacher. “What is this crap?” With a screenshot of the picture below....

Thursday, November 7, 2019

There are certain experiences from your college career that you will never forget. For some of us it’s wearing flip flops on the first day of class, getting caught in rain downpour and watching both your flip flops wash...

Thursday, October 31, 2019

There are two types of student loan forgiveness programs available to borrowers. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness and the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness. Learn how to use each of the programs to get your loans forgiven.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

This morning I was woken up from a deep peaceful sleep by an absolutely terrifying sound. Aaaaachoooo! Aaachoo, aachoo, aaaaaaaaachooooooooooo! It’s funny how one specific sound can start you mind a worrying. Fall here in Texas...

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Saving money while paying off debt may seem impossible, but with a little work you can prepare to Zig when life financially Zags.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

October is Financial Planning month! Many mistakenly think that financial planning is for people that already have money, but the benefits of creating a financial plan truly apply to everyone.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Why it's time to take responsibility of your personal finances and changing your money mindset.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Today we talk about how student loans work, and how to make a dent in your student loan payments!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

For many families College is right around the corner. It's an expensive decision that will impact your family's financial future. Do you know the difference between Saving ON College vs Saving For College?

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hi Everyone! My name is Melissa Cox and I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER with Fetterman Investments in Dallas. I am also a Registered Investment Advisor Representative through ISC Advisors. Welcome to my brand new Blog, Melissa...