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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