To qualify for Federal grants and loans for college, students and their parents have to disclose extensive personal financial details but if that information is hard or nearly impossible to get due to special family circumstances, does that mean a student doesn’t have a shot at getting financial aid? Not necessarily.
The Federal Reserve has taken another step in its effort to streamline the way money changes hands in the U.S., publishing a road map for banks, businesses, payment networks and consumers.
In honor of Data Privacy Day, we are taking today to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. There is no better time than today to think about your information’s security, and to start taking the proper precautions to make sure your information doesn’t get compromised. Click on “Launch Infographic” for an […]
Managing your money can be intimidating, but the right mix of tools and techniques can make personal finance quite simple. For those of you who already stay on top of your personal finances through Mint.com, congrats! You’re already using a tool that’s powerful, reliable, simple and free to help you be good with your money. […]
Millennials are thumbing their noses at credit cards and traditional banking services, according to multiple reports, and that’s making some people in the financial services industry nervous about how they’re going to attract such a picky crowd.
The credit bureaus are stepping in with some credit score deals for a very low price, but not all the scores are the same and for some, if you’re not careful, buying into a cheap credit score deal could actually cost you more in the long run.
A forgiven loan can put hundreds or thousands of dollars on your tax return — even if the money never went into your pocket.
It may not come as a big surprise since we all know that Mint users are financially savvy – but saving for a big purchase and paying off debt reign supreme for Mint users when it comes to their 2015 financial resolutions! In a recent Mint survey, millennials revealed that their top financial stressor included debt (think student loans), saving for retirement, and […]
The next time you reward your kids for good behavior, you might want to hold off on showering them with toys. According to a forthcoming study in the Journal of Consumer Research, kids who are frequently given material objects in exchange for doing well are more likely to grow up to be materialistic adults.
Being overly optimistic about your finances can potentially hinder smart financial planning, according to a LearnVest survey which found people under 25 feel confident about their financial future and potential earnings, despite doing very little planning and saving now.