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How to Manage Your Finances While Also Supporting Loved Ones

Have you ever wondered why airline flight attendants instruct you to put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others? It might seem selfish to put your own needs before the needs of your loved ones, but this rule is actually part of a broader philosophy: in order to help someone else, you need to be on firm footing yourself. This is especially...

6 Ways to Maximize Your Finance Toolkit

I know what you’re thinking; what’s a finance toolkit? How do I go about making sure I have what I need? Before going on the deep end, think about it in very basic terms. A toolkit is something full of different gadgets to help you fix, mend or repair things – and tools can be added or removed based on need. Since it’s portable, this toolkit can be...

5 Things To Do With a Large, One-Time Payment

This is the time of year when many people might be getting a tax refund. While there are pros and cons to using your tax refund as forced savings, many people wonder what are some of the best ways to use your tax refund. When you have a regular monthly budget, it can be challenging to figure out the best things to do with a relatively large check, especially...

Understanding Your Financial Love Language as a Couple

Building a lasting relationship is like immigrating to a new country – it helps to speak the right language. That doesn’t mean you need to have all the same priorities and opinions. Rather, you should both have a good idea of what makes the other person tick. Financially, that means coming to a firm understanding of how you’re going to manage money....

35 Monthly Challenges to Uplevel Your Lifestyle and Budget

It’s common to set financial and fitness goals at the start of each month as you look for ways to improve. You might want to drink more water, earn a promotion, or start a new side hustle for some extra income. However, trying out a new habit, or breaking an old one, can be hard to stick to without a little motivation. Plus, it takes an average of 66...

Mint $10K Giveaway – earn a chance to get your expenses covered!

We know this past year has been particularly financially challenging for so many people. Starting in March, we’re hosting a giveaway where one Minter will have the chance to be randomly selected and reimbursed up to $10,000 for expenses from January 2020 through March 2021 with accounts linked to Mint. Participating is easy! Here’s how to qualify...

Moving Without a Job? 7 Tips to Get Your Budget and Career on Track

If you have your heart set on moving to a new city but the right job opportunity isn’t available, it’s still possible to make the leap. Whether you’re a new graduate or a corporate veteran ready for a career shake-up, moving somewhere without a steady income might seem nerve-racking. Thankfully, there are some strategic steps that can make the process...

How to Get Back on Track With Your Financial Goals

Many people start off new financial goals with the turn of a new year, but sticking to a new goal (financial or otherwise) can be challenging. If you have already fallen behind on some of your financial goals, take heart in knowing that you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon for it to take several tries to finally master a new habit. So if you’re looking...

What Is Upskilling? The Better Way to Advance Your Career

Change in life is constant, and the job landscape is no exception. After a year of major shifts and pivots for workplaces around the world, it’s become increasingly apparent that not only do industries need to be adaptable, but their people need to be too. Wondering how you can advance your career and propel your team into the workplace of the future?...

How, Where, and Why to Use a High-Yield Savings Account

As you become more and more mature in your financial position, you’ll increasingly want to diversify your accounts. When you’re first starting your financial journey, it’s fine to just have one checking account, but the more money that you start accumulating, the more you will want to start holding it in different types of accounts. IRAs, 529s, Roths,...

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