Financial IQ

Mint Gets Real on Taboo Money Topics

We recently hosted a Twitter chat as part of our #RealTalkSeries. And let’s just say, things definitely got real. Many of you joined us to discuss “taboo” and cringe-worthy money questions such as how to improve a bad credit score, who can you borrow money from when you’re broke, and whether college is actually worth the cost.

If you missed it, no worries. We know that life gets busy. So, we captured a few of our favorite tips and chat highlights to help you manage your cash flow and budget in 2016 and beyond. You can also see the entire chat by searching for #RealTalkSeries on Twitter.

#RealTalkSeries Twitter Chat Highlights:

 

Q: My credit score sucks. How can I improve it? #RealTalkSeries

Q: I’m thinking about opening another credit card. Is there REALLY such a thing as too many credit cards? #RealTalkSeries

Q: SO many people are drowning in student debt. Is college worth the cost anymore?

Q: Love is free, but my wallet says otherwise. How do I talk about $$ with my s/o before it gets out of hand? #RealTalkSeries

Q: I’m broke & I’ve got bills! Who can I borrow money from? #RealTalkSeries

  • The struggle is real! Ideas: Cash advance from your 💳, sell off unused items, ask for a cash advance from your job #RealTalkSeries@GOBankingRates
  • I’m a fan of the Bank of Mom & Dad – if it’s open and solvent. Great rates/easy approval process #RealTalkSeries@LaurenYoung

Q: Saving for retirement is important, but many people can barely pay rent. Any tips? #RealTalkSeries

Q: And our last Q. It’s a new year and time to take control of my money. What’s your BEST piece of financial advice? #RealTalkSeries

Thanks to everyone who joined including our esteemed panelists for sharing their great personal finance tips and tricks.

Holly Perez – @hperez

Sharon Epperson – @SharonEpperson

Cameron Huddleston          – @CHLebedinsky

Lauren Young – @LaurenYoung

Casey Bond – @Go_Casey

Chelsea Krost – @ChelseaKrost

J Money – @BudgetsAreSexy

Millennial Money Man – @GenYMoneyMan

GOBankingRates – @GOBankingRates

Daily Worth – @DailyWorth

The Simple Dollar – @TheSimpleDollar

Wise Bread – @WiseBread

Refinery 29 – @Refinery29

Money Under 30 – @MoneyUnder30