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Melanie Lockert

Blog Info

Name:
Dear Debt
Category:
Debt
Tags:
Money, Hustling
Start Year:
2013

Blogger Bio

Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
IT'S COMPLICATED
Profession:
Writer
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Latest Blog Posts

Hey debt fighters! Ready for another dear debt letter? This one comes from Nair.  — Dear Debt, Wow, we have been doing this dance for so long. You have become such a key feature of my life and my story. I’ve wrapped myself in you and used you as an excuse for putting off so many things in my life and keeping people at arm’s length. It’s time now to say goodbye and let ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Hey debt fighters! We have another great dear debt letter! Melissa is the blogger behind SunburntSaver.com, a blog for Millennials looking to get ahead by leaving debt behind.  — Hey Debt, When I talk about you, debt, I turn into a different person. Everyone who knows me would characterize me as a happy person, ever the optimist. There are few things in life that I can’t see a silver-lining to – that’s probably why ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 6:00 AM
This blog post is part of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour in partnership with Debt Drop. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741. Melanie’s note: This post is from my mom, who lost her father to suicide.  This is a story that I’ve told to very few.  This is a story that if I told, it was typically only ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 11:38 AM
This blog post is part of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour in partnership with Debt Drop. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741. No one likes to talk about what it’s like to be suicidal or actually have suicidal thoughts. To someone who has never had thoughts like this it seems frightening. Now, I do believe there ...
Posted: Sep 27 2017 @ 6:24 AM
As you might have noticed, it’s been awhile since I posted. I’m not proud of that but sometimes life just gets in the way. Sometimes it’s about surviving what’s ahead and dealing with “in real life” stuff rather than my ramblings online. I love this space and want to continue to nurture it but I also need to take care of myself. This year has brought physical health issues, mental ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 4:50 PM
Hey everyone! We have another dear debt letter from H, who lives in Salt Lake City and works at a nonprofit.  — Hi debt, I’m not going to be mad at you. I’m over that phase. Because… I guess I hope this is all just part of growing up. Plus, I’ve beaten myself up over and over and over again, about you. You stressed me out from the start. I’m from a smart and ...
Posted: Jul 24 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Hey debt fighters! I’ve been working hard on the Lola Retreat, so have been MIA. In the meantime, we have another great dear debt letter from Mrs. Picky Pincher. She is the blogger at www.pickypinchers.com and writes about paying off debt while living the good life.  — Dear Debt, Ah, you and I go way back, don’t we? I first met you when I was 9. Ahhh, young love. I borrowed $20 from my dad so I ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 6:16 PM
Hey debt fighters! We have a different kind of letter today from new blogger The Lady in the Black. LITB, aka Erica is a 40-something single mom, freelance writer, and published author. She was inspired to start her blog based on her ongoing struggles to manage her personal finances. — Dear Money, I have been thinking about writing you for a while but I really wasn’t sure where to begin. All I do know ...
Posted: Jun 14 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Hey everyone! Ready to break up with debt? We have another inspiring dear debt letter today from the blogger behind Sobredinero.com, a personal finance site for Latinos.  — Dear Debt, We first met when I was in undergrad.  Tuition at a private prestigious university for 4 years was well over $100,000!  Then one day as I was strolling through campus, I came across a booth of kids who were smiling, handing out free gifts, ...
Posted: Jun 12 2017 @ 2:07 PM
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the CO-OP THINK conference in New York City. The conference was all about credit unions and this year’s theme was “digital transformation.” In many of the sessions, we talked about digital disruption and what companies need to do to stay relevant. Time and time again we heard about how companies like Uber and AirBnB are taking over and disrupting industries. In fact, ...
Posted: Jun 06 2017 @ 8:51 PM

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