Trends

Creative Ways to Give Cash for the Holidays

Creative Ways to Give Cash for the Holidays

What’s the best gift for any occasion? It would have to meet these requirements: No one ever returns or regifts it It never expires, becomes obsolete, or requires repair Even if the recipient already has it, they’ll be happy to receive more It can be exchanged for literally anything you might want at any store...  Read more

Saving

5 Saving Strategies for Cyber Monday

5 Saving Strategies for Cyber Monday

Getting ready to do some of your holiday shopping on Cyber Monday? Assuming you’ve established a budget and know what gifts you’re after, here’s what you can expect as the biggest online spending day of the year, for the 4th year running, rapidly approaches: Minimal Leaks Unlike Black Friday, where the deals get leaked about...  Read more

Updates

Mint “Updates” Experience for Mobile Phone Users

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We’re excited to introduce a faster and easier way for you to see a more detailed view of your financial picture on your mobile phone, all in one place. It’s called Mint Updates and here’s how it works. Once you download the update for your iOS or Android phone, and open up your new Mint app,...  Read more

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A Shopper’s Survival Guide to Black Friday

Your Little Black Friday Survival Guide

It’s 4 a.m. on Black Friday. While many will be tucked in bed dreaming of turkey and pumpkin pie leftovers, a large majority of consumers across the country will be hitting the stores. In 2013, the National Retail Federation says that 92.1 million consumers shopped during Black Friday. So before you head out the door...  Read more

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Millennials: The True Cost of a Pumpkin Spice Latte (Infographic)

Millennials: The Cost of Staying Caffeinated (Infographic)

Coffee has been keeping us – and our taste buds – moving for many years, especially as temperatures drop and seasonal holiday drinks reappear. More and more millennials are indulging in the delicious pick-me-up with Pumpkin Spice or salted caramel-flavored lattes from Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and others. Just like with anything else we consume daily, it...  Read more

Trends

5 Tips for Cheap Fun in the Snow

5 Tips for Cheap Fun in the Snow

If you’re trapped inside by the snowstorm hitting the Upper Midwest, or anticipating long snowy days this winter, you’ll need some budget-friendly boredom-killers to get you through. This season, give these 5 tried and true tips from veteran cold-weather survivors a shot. Chill Out Kids seem impervious to cold, so send them outside! It builds...  Read more

Everyday Triumphs

How Jessica Flaherty Became Debt Free

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Knowing how to pay down debt may come easily to some, but for Jessica Flaherty, a 30-year-old volunteer coordinator and alumnae admission representative from Lewiston, Maine, it did not. For months/years, Jessica’s coping mechanism involved turning off her phone to avoid nagging calls from bill collectors about her mountain of school debt. It wasn’t until...  Read more

How To

5 Ways a Bill Reminder Can Save Your Hide

5 Ways a Bill Reminder Can Save Your Hide

Have you ever found yourself falling sleep and then suddenly realized that you forgot to pay your credit card bill? It happens to everyone, and sometimes it’s no big deal. If you’ve paid a bill on time for years, you can often get penalties waived for a first-time slip-up. But when it happens repeatedly, it...  Read more

Saving

10 Money Tips for Daylight Saving Time

10 Money Tips for Daylight Saving Time

As we “fall back” on Sunday to enjoy an extra hour of time, why not put that to good use by checking in on your finances? If you need a little inspiration, here is a quick list of ten things you can do to get started: 1. Clean out your closet.  Donate items to charity for...  Read more