This is the latest in a series of interviews with fellow personal finance bloggers. Today’s guest is Melissa Berry from Sunburnt Saver.
Who is Sunburnt Saver?
Melissa: I’m Melissa Berry, and basically, I’m your average Millennial with student loan debt! What makes me stand out is how passionate I am about reducing that debt – my family didn’t really struggle with debt, so I didn’t have a primer for what dealing with debt was like. It wasn’t until I started thinking about buying a house and investing that I realized, whoa, how can I ever invest when I’m paying almost $1,000 a month to my student loan debt? It just didn’t make financial sense on a low salary – after my rent, utilities, very low grocery budget and student loan debt, I literally could not save more than $50 every month. That freaked me out.