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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 24 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 the FINRA Series 65 license, AAMS™ and AWMA™ designations, and a Certificate in Blockchain & Digital Assets.   Originally from Pittsburgh, Melanie now resides in Lakeview Chicago. Her interests include playing in the sun, whether it's sailing, boating, reading, or walking along Lake Michigan.  She is currently learning how to play tennis and working towards her Captain's license. 

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