Melanie Lockert

Melanie Lockert


Student loans, Side Hustles, Debt, Mental Health


Melanie has a Bachelor's degree from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master of Arts from New York University

More About Melanie

Melanie has 8+ years of experience writing about personal finance for publications including Allure, Business Insider, Credit Karma, Fortune, and more.

She's the author of the blog and the book Dear Debt. Through her blog, she chronicled her journey out of $81,000 in student loan debt. She is also the co-founder of the Lola Retreat and host of the Mental Health and Wealth show podcast.

She lives in Los Angeles and enjoys jazz music, traveling, coffee, and spending time with her two cats and partner.