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Melisa Boutin

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Caribbean, Millennial Personal Finance, Caribbean Student Loans, Student Loan Repayment
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Highland Mills, New York, United States
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When I started on my own journey to pay off debt, save and invest, I binge read many personal finance books, and blogs by mostly American-born and bred experts.Although the financial principles they shared were usually universal, there’s nothing like getting personal finance knowledge from people who share your … Read More ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 7:28 AM
Reading personal finance books is one of the key ways I increased my financial knowledge about saving, investing and paying off debt fast.I was always able to learn new money concepts and money management strategies, from the perspectives, approaches and experiences different authors shared, on the topic … Read More ...
Posted: Feb 21 2018 @ 7:30 AM
I was delighted to talk to Jo-Ann Hamilton about personal finance for Caribbean women on her Secret Birds Podcast.I had the opportunity to share my personal journey of paying off debt, while supporting extended family, key steps Caribbean Millennial women should take with their finances, and the importance if … Read More ...
Posted: Feb 15 2018 @ 7:19 AM
According to the report “Are Americans Ready for Retirement'”, employer-based retirement plan sponsorship rates declined to 53% in 2011. This means that almost half of U.S. workers do not have access to a retirement plan through their employer.Still, if you are an employee with an employer-sponsored retirement plan, … Read More ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 7:10 AM
Winning scholarships was one approach I used to get off the path to $100,000 in student loan debt and I am always happy to share an opportunity like this one, that give U.S. and International Students from the Caribbean a chance to be awarded free money, which brings me to … Read More ...
Posted: Dec 15 2017 @ 7:58 AM
The Oracle Corporate Scholars Program is offering the opportunity for African American undergraduate students to gain extended learning experiences through summer internships at Oracle headquarters and financial support through scholarship awards.The scholars program is open to current undergraduate students in the United States, majoring in Engineering, Technology and Business … Read More ...
Posted: Nov 29 2017 @ 5:56 PM
The International Interior Design Association is hosting a design competition for individual and teams of interior design students around the world to submit innovative, functional and impactful projects and have the opportunity to be rewarded with one of three prizes:$2,500 for first place.$1,500 for second place.$750 for … Read More ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 11:04 PM
Th Fund for Education Aboard (FEA) is offering multiple scholarships, of up to $10,000 per award, to promising students who are underrepresented in education abroad and have a demonstrated financial need.Applicants will be considered for all the available scholarships for study abroad programs that start in the summer, … Read More ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 5:31 PM
The AfterCollege-American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship Fund (AfterCollege- AACN Scholarship Fund) is offering $10,000 in awards, ($2,500 every quarter), to support current students pursuing a baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree in nursing at an AACN member institution with special consideration given to applicants currently enrolled in … Read More ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 6:00 PM
I am honored to be features at Secret Bird Caribbean, Woman of the Month for November 2017. Yay!In the feature, I share:My WHY behind Yourmoneyworth.com:The major challenge I faced creating my platformMy greatest influence since starting my businessAnd more!Take a read of the … Read More ...
Posted: Nov 04 2017 @ 3:05 PM


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