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12. How Yanely Paid Off $20K in 18 Months | Yanely Espinal of MissBeHelpful

12. How Yanely Paid Off $20K in 18 Months | Yanely Espinal of MissBeHelpful

Yanely Espinal was born to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic in Brooklyn, NY. She attended Brown University for her undergraduate degree and went on to receive her masters degree during her corps commitment with Teach for America. After two decades of school, she still can’t believe she never had a class about making smart money decisions! Now, she’s on a mission to help the next generation learn personal finance in a fun and engaging way! Yanely combined her love for teaching with her passion for financial literacy, creating a unique YouTube channel, called MissBeHelpful, covering topics like credit cards and credit scores, budgeting, investing, student loans and retirement. She is the Director of Educational Outreach at a non-profit called Next Gen Personal Finance, and she frequently facilitates financial literacy workshops and teacher trainings throughout the country. You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and check out her website.

In Episode 12, Yanely talks about:

  • How to deal with what’s happening in the world with coronavirus
  • Her back story to learning about personal finance
  • The moment she realized she needed to change her habits in order to become debt free
  • What strategies she used to tackle her debt
  • The setbacks she dealt with along her journey
  • Advice for starting your own journey to personal finance

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