Jealousy is one of those emotions that can just get under your skin. It turns you into someone else and really exposes some of the darker sides of being human. I’m constantly fascinated by emotions, as we are one of the few species that can experience some of these irrational feelings. As much as I’m interested in emotions and psychology, I’m even more interested in how those emotions affect our financial well-being.



Melanie is a freelance writer currently living in Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about education, financial literacy, and empowering people to take control of their finances. She writes about breaking up with debt, freelancing, and side hustle adventures at

Currently she puts more than 50% of her income towards debt, while living a frugal, fun life. In addition to her love of personal finance, art and music, she is also a karaoke master. Follow the adventure @DearDebtBlog.

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