From 6-Figure Debt to Securing Financial Freedom with Melissa Jean-BaptisteYour Next Move

From 6-Figure Debt to Securing Financial Freedom with Melissa Jean-Baptiste

Melissa Jean-Baptiste thought she was doing all the right things when it came to her finances, but after trying to secure a loan to buy her first home, she quickly realized the reality. She wasn’t doing anything, learning how money truly operated, or how to use it as a tool. Fast forward, and Melissa now helps other millennials build generational wealth through debt management strategies, passive income and investing, and a communal digital space to start their debt-free journey.

So do you want to know how Melissa paid off $102,000 in debt on a New York City teacher's salary? And how you can also plan for an early work optional retirement? Tune in and find out!


Why Melissa began her money journey
How to pay off debt with other financial goals in mind
Pivoting your budget throughout your journey
Melissa’s ultimate money hack
Is a side hustle always a good idea?


“Sit down with that money. Look at what you have. Look at where you want to go and push past the discomfort.” - Melissa Jean-Baptiste
“You can use money to leverage a lot of different things that can lead to more money, lead to property assets and growing wealth.” - Melissa Jean-Baptiste


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Kimberly literally shares everything I only WISH I knew before working my way up the corporate ladder and transitioning into a job that I’d love (and one that paid me WELL). She touches on everything from pivoting in my career to salary negotiations - and what I appreciate most is that she speaks from a place of experience! She has RECEIPTS. I also love that the information is delivered in bite sized episodes - short enough for a quick listen, but long enough to make a lasting impact and providing actionable tips to implement. This podcast has my highest recommendation - especially for women of color looking to break through limiting beliefs, secure their dream position, and finally to get paid their worth.

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Kimberly gives excellent advice about how to reflect on where you’d like to go in your career and act strategically to grow with intention & integrity. Highly recommend not only this podcast for the great tips and interviews but also her book.

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