Back-to-School Shopping on a Budget

It’s that time of year again! As a kid, you looked forward to going back to school; new classes and teachers, reuniting with old friends and most importantly, new clothes and supplies. Now as a parent, going back to school takes on a whole new meaning when you are paying for everything. In fact, according ... Read more

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Decoding Your Pay Stub [Infographic]

Decoding Your Pay Stub [Infographic]

Many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to make ends meet. A paycheck has much more information than simply take home pay, and understanding your pay stub is the first step to good money management. Get familiar with what a pay stub means so you can take control of your finances.

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8 Easy DIY Car Repairs to Save Big

One of the monthly expenses many of us forget to include in our budgets is car repair and maintenance. Sure, we put down the price of gas, and maybe an oil change every two or three months, but we forget about most of the ongoing maintenance costs. Cars need regular maintenance over their useful lives, and ... Read more


Is an FHA Loan Right for You?

Purchasing your first home is one of the most important financial decisions of your life. If you’re currently renting in an expensive housing market, the one thing standing in your way is likely the down payment – easily a six-figure lump sum at the traditional 20%. But what if you could lower the required down ... Read more


Recap: Mint Talks Mobile Design at MobileBeat

On Monday, some of the tech world’s best design minds gathered at VentureBeat’s MobileBeat in San Francisco to discuss mobile design, including Mint’s very own Head of Design Mike Tschudy. Mike was in good company at The Art of Kickass Mobile Design panel joined by Joe Korngiebel, Senior Vice President of User Experience, Workday; Jamie ... Read more

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Beat the Heat with Cool Money-Saving Tips

Last month’s average temperatures nationwide were the second highest ever recorded, and July is showing no signs of relief. The hot weather paired with many large utilities already raising customer rates means that Minters could see their highest utility bills ever this year. Luckily, there are steps you can take now to reduce the cost ... Read more

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Retiring in Your 40s with Harry Sit

If you want to make wise decisions about your money, then you don’t necessarily want to rely on conventional wisdom. Just ask Harry Sit of The Finance Buff, who is poised for retirement in his 40s. “One piece of conventional wisdom I steer clear of is that nickeling and diming on small expenses as the key to save ... Read more

How To

How to Be the Host with the Most Savings

The long weekend is here: Happy Fourth of July! Chances are you’ll be throwing or attending a festive celebration full of food, friends and a healthy dose of red, white and blue. If you fall on the hosting side of the party equation, you may be tempted to bust your budget on a soiree with ... Read more