Travel Tips

How to Save for a First Class Flight

You’ve backpacked your way through Europe, you’ve stayed at nice hotels and even eaten at Michelin star restaurants. You’ve crossed a lot off of your travel bucket list but there’s still one thing that needs to be done: fly first class. Flying first class is crazy expensive, but we still need to try it at ... Read more

Ask Farnoosh

Ask Farnoosh: Negotiating Debt Payments

Mark asks: I’m looking to settle (close out) some debts with lump sum payments. Are there any tips to negotiate these transactions to work a little more in my favor? Debt got you down? Overextended borrowers that don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel may be relieved to know that they can ... Read more

Financial Planning

Your policy’s death benefit

Part 1 of 3: Life Insurance Buyers’ Common Q&As

Understanding your policy’s death benefit. Q: How long does it take my beneficiaries to get my life insurance death benefit? Once the death benefit claim form and a copy of the death certificate have been received by the carrier, beneficiaries typically receive the death benefit check in two weeks. However, if the insured dies within ... Read more

Family Finances

How To Create A Wedding Budget

Let’s be real, here. Weddings are expensive! Whether you’re paying for it yourself or you have amazing family members helping you. But no matter who is paying for it, you need to make and stick to a budget in your planning process. Luckily, Mint has a budgeting tool and makes it easy to stick to ... Read more

Bill Pay

Refinery29: Do You Pay Your Bills Like Everyone Else?

We’ve all heard of “adulting.” And if we’re playing a quick game of word association, bill paying is one of the first things that comes to mind. Bills (unfortunately) are unavoidable. We all have to pay up or get punished forever with a scary-looking credit score. However, how we choose to pay those bills is ... Read more

Financial Planning

Can I Afford It? Big Toys Edition

Did you know that Sunday was National Splurge Day? To me, that means an excuse to take Lyft instead of the subway. To others with deeper pockets, it may mean springing for that fancy boat, Maserati or second home. If you like to go big, here’s a piece on what to know ahead of springing ... Read more

Food Budgets

A Summer Dinner Party Menu for Under $100

Welcome to the final installment of a six-part collaboration between Mint and Brewing Happiness. I’m Haley, the girl behind Brewing Happiness – a blog about celebrating the small healthy choices we make in our lives, complete with recipes for everybody! I’m so excited to bring you this summer dinner party menu for under $100, so ... Read more