Carmen Perez

Grow contributor

Carmen Perez paid off $57,000 of debt in two years and nine months in 2018 and is the creator of Make Real Cents, personal finance platform dedicated to helping people achieve financial independence and avoid the mistakes she made early on. After getting out of debt, paying for a wedding, and buying a home, Carmen began to save as much as she could in order to quit her job in finance to learn how to code. She has since switched careers into tech and has been featured in Forbes, The Skimm, and was a member of Business Insider's Money Council for 2020.