In episode 30, we’re talking to Melissa Jean-Baptiste, the amazing woman behind Millennial In Debt, her social media channel where she shares her journey to pay off $102,000 in debt and money advice with her thousands of followers “battling debt one ramen noodle meal at a time!”
Melissa is a 31 year old first generation Haitian American, an NYC public school teacher for the last ten years, and the co-founder/ content creator of the Millennial In Debt brand. Melissa is the writer and director of the Millennial In Debt Web Series as well as the co-founder and content creator for Trials N’ Tresses LLC. She has blended her love for writing and financial literacy into a satirical series highlighting the pitfalls of the millennial generation when it comes to love, relationships, employment, and student loans. Melissa’s astounding debt payoff story has been featured on Good Morning America. You can follow Melissa at Millennial in Debt on YouTube and Instagram.
In episode 30, Melissa & I talk about:
- What being Black in America feels like right now, and how she’s contributing to the conversation about white allyship.
- How Melissa’s initial student loan debt ballooned from $60,000 to over $100,000 (YIKES!)
- The moment she realized that this debt was not going to let her live and how she tackled it.
- The struggle of feeling isolated while you’re on a debt free journey.
- How she’s promoting financial literacy to her students.
Listen to this episode to hear more about Melissa’s journey and how she bought a house one month after becoming debt free! All episodes are available on your favorite podcast streaming platforms. Remember to share and leave a review! Sending lots of love and, as always, #staypoderosa