Guest Post: Using Mint to Pay Down $14,000 in Credit Card Debt

Our guest blogger, Kathryn Bradt, is one-half of the duo behind the Dames in Debt blog. The Dames are sisters working off their combined $250,000 worth of student loans and consumer debt while keeping it real about the struggles of being twenty-somethings in expensive cities with limited funds.   Credit cards…love them or hate them, ... Read more


The Truth About Department Store Credit Cards

If you’ve ever shopped in a department store, you know the story. Maybe you picked up a new set of cutlery, registered for a wedding or tried on some new dresses. Whatever the reason for your trip, the checkout process is always going to start the same way – “Have you signed up for our ... Read more


6 Common Credit Card Questions You Haven’t Asked

In theory, managing a credit card is simple: don’t go over your limit, pay your bill on time and don’t try to juggle too many cards at once. Pretty straightforward, right? But in reality, there are a sea of credit nuances most people don’t bother with – and they should. The little details governing the ... Read more


Mint Success: Going From Carrying Debt to Paying it Off

Once upon a time, Scott Henderson used credit cards like “free money,” maxing out his balances and getting cash advances to pay for wedding expenses – then carrying those balances forward monthly, paying the only the minimum. He wasn’t alone: 34% of Americans carry credit card balances vs. paying the cards off every month (and ... Read more


Which Debt Repayment Strategy Is Right for You?

We’ve focused on giving you the information you need to know to get rid of your credit card debt once and for all this month. So far, we’ve explained how to get your debts organized and how to balance building up your savings while paying down debt. Today, we want to discuss how you can ... Read more


Mint by the Numbers: Which User Are You?

Data and analytics can tell us a lot about people – what can it tell us about you? Find out how you can tell your story in a future post! Did you know Mint has been around for ten years? Over this decade, we’ve grown to include over 20 million users! With the vantage of ... Read more


Get Organized to Get Out Of Debt

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today. The same is true for debt: the sooner you start making progress to pay it off or down, the easier and less costly it will be. The trouble for most is taking that first step. It’s an overwhelming ... Read more

Everyday Triumphs

My Mint Story: Making Money Work for Me

“Saving my sanity!” That’s how Anne Postic, a contributor to, describes her experience using Mint. We sat down with this full-time working mom of three kids to hear more about her financial journey and how Mint is helping her to achieve her dreams. So tell us a little bit about you and your money ... Read more

How To

How To Be Mindful With Your Money

Cultivating mindfulness is all the rage right now – and for good reason. Learning to be more aware of your thoughts and actions is a crucial step towards a healthier, happier and more focused mindset. But the topic is usually discussed in terms of spirituality and emotional awareness, ignoring the more practical applications it can ... Read more