We had the good fortune of connecting with Melanie Lockert and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Melanie, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I started my podcast The Mental Health and Wealth Show and the site MentalHealthandWealth.com in early 2020 as I know the connection between money and mental health ran deep. After running my blog Dear Debt and getting tons of emails from people suicidal about debt, I knew there was something bigger. I had no idea by mid-2020 how relevant these topics would be. It’s my mission to break the taboos around money and mental health and have the hard conversations that can help with healing and building wealth.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I work one-on-one with people to help them with money mindset blocks. I also help people deal with the depression surrounding debt and guide people so they can pay off the debt in the best way possible for their situation. I’m excited to help people tackle these touchy subjects in an empathetic way. Through my podcast, I want to bring money and mental health conversations to everyone.

I’m hosting a Mental Health and Wealth Summit from May 17 to May 21.

Join us for the inaugural Mental Health and Wealth Summit. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to get good money advice or mental health strategies that can help. At the summit, we have financial therapists, a Certified Financial Planner®, student loan expert, breathwork practitioner, and more who can help you manage your money and mental health.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Griffith Park — Ellen Reid Soundwalk Griffith Observatory
Point Mugu
Home Restaurant
Tabula Rasa
Far Bar
Self-Realization Center
MOCA Geffen
Hollywood Bowl
Maru Coffee
Petersen Auto Museum
Mullhulond Drive

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My friend Kristin Wong, also the author of “Get Money” has been a huge supporter to me since day one. I appreciate her mentorship, kindness and friendship.

Website: http://mentalhealthandwealth.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melanielockert/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanie-lockert-9b6b551ab/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelanieLockert

Image Credits
Anita Hodges Ellie Nonemacher

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