Travel Tips

7 Tips on How to Plan a Luxury Vacation [Video]

While traveling on a shoestring budget is fun and challenging in its own right, treating yourself to a luxury vacation is something we all that dream about. I mean who doesn’t like to be pampered every now and then? You may think that high-end resorts in exotic destinations are a dream that will never come ... Read more

Housing Finances

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5 Reasons Buying a Home Is Better Than Renting

If you’re looking for a place to live, you may be trying to decide whether it’s better to buy or rent. Renting does have its advantages: there’s less upfront investment and you can move when your agreement or lease is up without having to sell. However, for most people, it’s a much better option to ... Read more

Early Career

How to Find Work-Life Balance in a Demanding Field

When I was a teenager studying journalism at Indiana University, I dreamed of mixing things up in the newsroom of a major publication. I imagined myself trading barbs with my co-workers, asking hard-hitting questions and standing up to the editor-in-chief if they tried to neuter my story. I was going to be a grizzled, street-smart ... Read more


Mint Money Diary: Side Hustle & Habits in Colorado

  Occupation: Account Services & Freelance Writer Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 39 Location: Longmont, CO Paycheck (3): $4,700/mo includes salary and three freelance clients (side hustles) Monthly Expenses Rent: $900 Car loan: $275 Credit card payment: $450 All other expenses Utilities: $225 on average Phone: $65 Donations: $50 Health, Vision & Dental: $182 Streaming services: ... Read more

Student Finances

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Pulling Together a College Funding Plan

Heading off to college means making a lot of decisions. The first big decision: which school to attend. If you’ve knocked that off your list, congrats! But you’re not in the clear yet. The next big step is pulling together your funding plan, and that means exploring financing options and figuring out the best combination ... Read more