MEL Consulting Co. is an independent financial planning firm focused on helping Bada$$ Gen XY women create wealth.  Our mission is to educate and empower you on your money and life by incorporating two key elements: advice and accountability.

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Melanie A. Husk

Accredited Asset Management Specialist, Accredited Wealth Management Advisor, Financial Planner

  • Over 19 years of industry experience

  • Acting in my clients BEST interests ahead of my own

  • Financial planning & consulting, and investment management

  • Hourly rate, flat fee packages, group workshops, % fee-based

  • Access to professional partners and resources

Melanie Husk is the Founder and President of MEL Consulting CO.  She has worked for some of the best firms on Wall Street, including Legg Mason, Goldman Sachs, and Raymond James.  During much of her career, she partnered with financial advisors to interpret the markets by providing research and insight.  Additionally, she educated them on investment solutions and portfolio construction.  Her strong knowledge of traditional and alternative asset classes allowed her to build risk-managed, globally diversified strategies to address specific needs, such as replacing an income stream or providing for downside protection.


In 2012, Mel became an Investment Adviser Representative so that she could follow her true passion of working directly with investors. She expanded her vision to look at a client's total picture and incorporated comprehensive financial planning into her services.  In this role, she partnered with high net worth clients and business owners (average client account $1.5 mill) to personally advise them on complex financial decisions. Additionally, she tailored customized portfolios to address their unique needs.  By acting as a fee-only advisor, Melanie was able to put her client's best interests first.


In 2017, Mel was excited to leave Corporate America (and the old school, good ole' boys club) to start her own financial planning practice. She is now exclusively focused on helping GEN X & Millennials and entrepreneurs create wealth since she is one too. By paying off debt and saving for the future, together we CAN be financially independent!  


Mel graduated from Penn State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics.  She currently holds FINRA Series 7, 65 designations, and the Illinois Life/Health insurance licence.  Active in the community, Melanie serves on the Greater Chicago Food Depository Associate board, the Women In Tech Founders board,  Fem City Chicago board, and the Chicago Yacht Club Membership Committee.  Originally from Pittsburgh, Melanie resides in Chicago with her husband Erik and their yellow lab, Nala.  Her interests include playing in the sun, whether it's sailing, boating, reading, gardening, or running along Lake Michigan.  She is currently working towards her Captain's license. 

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MEL & Co. is an Investment Advisor registered with the State of Illinois. All views, expressions, and opinions included in this communication are subject to change. This communication is not intended as an offer or solicitation to buy, hold or sell any financial instrument or investment advisory services. Any information provided has been obtained from sources considered reliable, but we do not guarantee the accuracy, or the completeness of, any description of securities, markets or developments mentioned. We may, from time to time, have a position in the securities mentioned and may execute transactions that may not be consistent with this communication's conclusions.  Please contact us at (443) 690-8376 if there is any change in your financial situation, needs, goals or objectives, or if you wish to initiate any restrictions on the management of the account or modify existing restrictions.  Additionally, we recommend you compare any account reports from MEL & Co. with the account statements from your Custodian.  Please notify us if you do not receive statements from your Custodian on at least a quarterly basis.  Our current disclosure brochure, Form ADV Part 2, is available for your review upon request, and on our website, This disclosure brochure, or a summary of material changes made, is also provided to our clients on an annual basis.