Family Finances

Money Milestones: Newlywed’s guide to money

Our “for richer or poorer” vows don’t always hold up, sadly. A 2014 study from the American Psychological Association finds that almost one third of couples believe money to be a major source of conflict in their relationship. And if those differences go unsettled, it’s sometimes a precursor to divorce . I’m married. And I ... Read more

Announcement

Exciting News from Mint: Welcome, Farnoosh!

Hello fellow Mint lovers! It’s Farnoosh! I’m honored and excited to share with you that beginning today I will be contributing to the Mint blog with the goal of bringing readers some of the best and most useful money insights and practices. I feel super lucky to have this opportunity to connect with you, an ... Read more

Trends

7 US Companies with Ecstatic Employees

We’ve all heard about the insane perks offered by tech companies with sprawling Silicon Valley campuses, but it’s not just the big guys that go above and beyond to ensure their employees’ happiness. To gain some insight into which businesses put the most smiles on workers’ faces, we teamed up with Glassdoor.com to pore through ... Read more

Trends

Best Ways to Get Healthy on a Budget

Whether your goal is to get swole or simply shed that muffin top, there are more affordable options than ever when it comes to living a healthy, active lifestyle. And while running, hiking or exercising on your own doesn’t cost a dime, many of us need some extra motivation, instruction and equipment to get the ... Read more

Trends

10 Affordable Smart Home Gadgets to Make Your Life Easier

You don’t need to be stacked like Bill Gates or have a bank account like Zuckerberg’s to afford a home that bends to your every whim. With Bluetooth-enabled air fresheners, vacuum cleaners with Wi-Fi and countless other connected gadgets flooding what’s been dubbed the “Internet of Things” (IoT), it’s more affordable than ever to integrate ... Read more

Saving Money

The 50/20/30 Rule for Minimalist Budgeting

Budgets are more than just paying your bills on time—a budget is also about determining how much you should be spending, and on what. The 50/20/30 rule, also called the 50/30/20 budget, is a proportional guideline that can help you keep your spending in alignment with your savings goals. Adults—especially young adults just starting out ... Read more

Financial IQ

Best Places to Travel on a Budget

Traveling is one of the best things in life, and luckily, low funds don’t have to dash your dreams of enjoying an epic adventure. A wealth of destinations—both in the U.S. and abroad—are so affordable that even hardcore penny pinchers can visit without worrying about their wallets. So if you’re itching to get away, but ... Read more

Financial IQ

Easy Ways to Automate Your Life

While we don’t yet have flying cars that collapse to the size of a suitcase, pneumatic tubes that transport us from room to room or machines that automatically bathe and clothe us in the morning, every day we’re getting closer to living in a Jetsons-esque future. Thanks to today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to ... Read more