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.
With a little preparation and a few questions in your back pocket, buying auto insurance can be easy. Here are a few tips to protect yourself and your budget and put you in the driver’s seat when it comes to purchasing auto insurance. What type of insurance do I need? It’s important to learn about […]
Reputable financial advisors, websites and your mom say to save for retirement, college, a down payment for a home and emergencies. A typical response might be, “Yeah, but how much?” and “When?” Libraries of books have been written on this subject. The implication is that determining your proper savings rate involves solving differential equations, brushing […]
In the spirit of moving forward and continuing to grow financially, I’ve come up with three credit-based financial goals I want to accomplish by the end of 2015. They aren’t huge, but I think these are all resolutions I can easily stick to. Here’s my credit plan for the New Year: