I had the pleasure of sitting down with Melanie Lockert, author of Dear Debt: A Story About Breaking Up With Debt and founder of www.deardebt.com
Melanie paid off $81,000 in student loan debt in 4 years on her own. We discuss the emotional toll debt takes on a person, strategies she used to reduce her debt, and why we as a society don't talk about debt.
Melanie became an expert in the "side hustle" during her 4 years of paying off her debt. She explains how she and you can start bringing in extra income through unique ways outside of you day job.
We also discuss if refinancing your loans is a good idea out of school. Melanie gives her personal story and then advice for students in health professions.
You can find out more about Melanie and her work through the following links:
www.deardebt.com - Melanie's personal blog about how she has overcome $81K in debt. You can also purchase Melanie's new book, Dear Debt: A Story About Breaking Up With Debt through her website!
You can also follow her on social media:
Instagram (@deardebt): https://www.instagram.com/deardebt/