My Mint Story: How I Paid Off My Student Loans, Fast!

My Mint Story: Student Loan Payoff

As the credits rolled on Adam Baker’s I’m Fine, Thanks documentary, tears streamed down my face. I had watched his TED Talk earlier that day about getting rid of your crap, paying off your debt, and doing what you love. I yearned to have the “freedom” he talked about in both videos. That’s when I...  Read more


2014 Midyear Checkup List

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While most people really only take a good look at their finances at the beginning of the year (Did you make resolutions to get out of debt? Save more?), and then again at tax time, it’s a good idea to review your monetary situation now. Why? We’re halfway through the year and it’s time to...  Read more

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Twitter Chat: Wedding Budget 101

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Are you recently engaged and stressed about all of your upcoming wedding expenses? Are you in multiple bridal parties this summer/fall? Are you a newlywed who has questions about managing your finances as a married couple? We’re partnering up with Vera Gibbons, Mint Contributor and Personal Finance expert, to host a live #MintBrides Twitter Chat...  Read more


A Visual Guide to the American BBQ


There’s nothing like the combination of outdoor cooking and perfect weather to make any summer complete. From America’s favorite BBQ foods to the world’s largest BBQ competition, the following infographic explores BBQs across America, and will ensure you’re ready to master the grill this summer! Click on “Launch Infographic” for an expanded view.


Pay off student loans or invest more?

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Are you paying off student loans? If so, you’ve probably heard some version of this advice: “The sooner you start investing, the more time your portfolio has to grow through the magic of compound interest. But if you wait to get started until your student loans have been totally paid off, you’ll miss out on...  Read more


American Family Budget: The Vacation Plan

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My kids got out of school last week, and they are thrilled to now be on summer vacation. But that doesn’t mean I get a break. In fact, it means my job is harder. Along with the regular things I do every day, now I also need to herd my seven- and nine-year-old boys into...  Read more


Wishing you a Minty 4th of July

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It’s that time of year again – time to fly the star spangled banner high, give thanks for our freedom, and let the fireworks sparkle. We know you have been working hard to reach those financial goals – from paying off student loans to saving for that down payment to just getting by – so...  Read more


Father Knows Best – Financial Tips from Dad

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With Father’s Day rapidly approaching (Sunday, June 15th), why not honor your dad by adhering to his old school financial rules? They were applicable then, and now:   Start saving early                                         My father emphasized this one over and over again, and then one more time (!) before I landed my first job as an editorial...  Read more