Melisa Boutin

Woodbury, New York

Melisa Boutin

Woodbury, New York

I am an aspiring infopreneur, who is passionate about helping Caribbean Millennials dominate student loan debt and master their money.

Like most Caribbean Millennials embarking on the path to higher education, I signed up for a student loan to fund my undergraduate studies. At 17 years old I had a general idea about how student loan debt worked, but there were so many other aspects of which I had a limited understanding.

After graduation, I was faced with seeking employment during the depth of the "Great Recession." Plus, I was financially responsible for my immediate family and 5 figures of student loan debt, with the highest interest rate at a whopping 9%.

Once I started working full-time and made a plan to pay-off my debt, there were many challenges that came with managing my student loan from the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis, including limited access to my account information and inadequate communication from the bank.

After 8 years of making payments; and spending 100s of dollars on overseas calls; account information requests; analyzing my account statements; and helping other graduates navigate the repayment process, I want to teach more Graduates how to understand and successfully payoff student loan debt serviced by Caribbean Banks.

To that end, I will be hosting a Student Loan Answers Workshop on Jan 28, 2016 at the UWI Open Campus in St. George's Grenada + Live Broadcast Online (Click here to RSVP: bit.ly/studentloananswers), where I will be sharing tips on managing student loans and providing a forum for experiences and challenges that student loan borrowers experience.

  • Education
    • Texas A & M University