MintLife Weekly Roundup: Home Economics Sweepstakes, Trends Update and More


Happy Friday, Minters!

This week in MintLife was a busy one: we had a product update, an awesome West Elm giveaway (there’s still time to enter!) and, of course, personal finance news to keep you managing your money well and making smart financial decisions.

In case you missed it, here’s what you need to know:

The Home Economics Sweepstakes

Is there a room in your house that is in need of updating? has teamed up with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s former host, Tracy Hutson, to give you the chance to win a $400 West Elm gift card, courtesy of Amex Membership Rewards Points. The lucky winner also gets a personal home decorating consultation with Tracy by phone.

Hurry- the sweepstakes ends July 30th!

Introducing’s Updated Trends Feature has an exciting new update to help you make even smarter money decisions. Check out the new and improved Trends, which gives you a better picture of your finances.

Being trendy has never saved you so much money.

The CFPB to Oversee and Regulate the Credit Reporting Agencies

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). A couple of weeks ago they rolled out their new credit card complaint database and just last week they announced what many of us knew was coming: that they’d begin actively supervising the consumer reporting agencies.

Now that the fires have died down, what does this likely mean for consumers and the credit bureaus?

Have a great weekend!


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