Blog Profile / MintLife Blog


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Archived Since:February 8, 2011

Blog Post Archive

How to Get Your Food Budget for Two on Point [Video]

Welcome back to the 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 here to give you tips on living a healthy, happy life on a budget. Today I’m going to […]

Check-In: Expecting Couple Struggling with Debt, But Future Looks Bright

When I first connected with Julia and John, the Queens, NY couple was expecting their first child and grappling with some debt, a lack of savings and income prior to the baby’s arrival. The couple was basically living paycheck to paycheck and in need of some advice to break through that cycle. We reconnected this […]

6 Ways to Have a More Personal, Minimalist Wedding [Video]

Planning for a wedding can be filled with details and costs that never seem to end. It’s especially easy to get caught up in the excitement of the planning process and get carried away trying to meet everyone’s expectations. If you focus on the most important elements and minimize the distractions, you can still have […]

It’s a Win-Win: You May Save on Taxes While You Save for Retirement

How’s this for a sweet deal: With one move, you may reduce your federal income tax bill and take an important step toward financial security in retirement. Those are two potential benefits of making a contribution to a Traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Your contribution can help you accumulate money for later in life and […]

Money Etiquette: How to Politely Ask for a Honeymoon Fund [Video]

Have you been to a wedding that used Honeyfund or similar registry in place of traditional gifts? These new-age registries are becoming more and more popular and a variety of reasons has lead to the sudden increase. Couples are more likely to live together before marriage and are moving to smaller apartments in big cities. […]

5 Life Milestones that Might Affect Your Car Insurance

Whether you’re getting married, putting your teen behind the wheel for the first time, or buying your first home, a big life change can have a ripple effect on your finances. While it might not be top of mind, one of those effects could be your car insurance. There’s a lot more that goes into […]

How to Budget for Food and Cut Down on Waste When Single [Video]

Welcome back to the 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 here to give you tips on living a healthy, happy life on a budget. Today I’m going to […]

Guest Post: How to Actually Deal With Debt

One of the subjects we talk about most frequently on The Financial Diet, and have been hearing about at every stop of our book tour with Mint, is dealing with debt. It’s one of those things that can loom over a person like a sad, dark cloud from a ‘60s comic strip, making everything they […]

New Year, New Tax Implications

It’s a brand new year and new tax laws were signed into law over the holidays, but one thing to keep in mind is that for the vast majority of taxpayers, the new tax laws do not affect their 2017 taxes (the ones they file in the first months of 2018). Although not much has […]

Beyond the Credit Score: The Other Two Numbers You Need to Know

It’s not an uncommon experience: you didn’t close old accounts, avoided unnecessary hard inquiries to your credit report and even made sure you never exceeded 30% of your total credit limit. Your credit score was on fire – you did everything right. And yet, ready to apply for your first mortgage, the lender tells you: […]

Be the First In Line for Your Tax Refund

Mark your calendars! The IRS announced today that they will begin accepting e-filed tax returns on Monday, January 29, 2018. You can get started now and be first in line for your tax refund. TurboTax is already accepting tax returns and will securely hold them until the IRS opens. Last year, about 75 percent of […]

Money Audit: Can I Retire Early?

Mint devotees James, 51, and wife, Carol, 43, hope to mark 2018 as the year they achieve what many only dream of accomplishing: retiring early from the daily grind. He’s a technical manager and she’s a self-employed real estate agent residing in Birmingham, Alabama. Their net worth totals $1.66 million (not including their mortgage-free home). […]

How to Quit Your Job and Travel the World [Video]

Are you someone who dreams of quitting your job and traveling the world? Maybe you’re reading this at work right now…. If you are don’t let your boss see it! I for one spent endless hours dreaming about leaving my bartending job, focusing on my passion for writing and helping others travel the world and […]

5 Health Foods You Should Make at Home [Video]

Welcome back to the 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 here to give you tips on living a healthy, happy life on a budget. Health trends grow in […]

Money Diary: Brunching and Sofa Shopping

Occupation: Digital advertising Age: 30 Location: San Francisco Bay Area Income: $5,200 month net post 401K, health insurance / HSA, and taxes Total Debt: $0 Monthly Expenses: Rent and utilities: $1,800 Auto: $275 including car insurance Internet/mobile: $120 10:00 am: Late night last night, and it’s a struggle to get up. Fortunately, it’s the weekend! […]

How To Simplify Your Finances For The New Year [Video]

As we enter the new year, it’s time to reflect back and think about how we want to do things differently. There are lots of ways to make positive changes for the upcoming year, but starting with foundational elements like personal finances can have a ripple effect across the rest of your life. Let’s start […]

Changing Jobs? An IRA Can Move With You

Many workers find themselves moving from company to company as they look to fast-track their careers or find just the right kind of work for them. Changing jobs can be a great way to gain experience and professional insight, but it can complicate saving for retirement. An Individual Retirement Account (IRA), a savings vehicle that […]

How To Make This The Year You Take Your Dream Trip [Video]

New Year’s resolutions are the holiday tradition that comes with the most eye rolls. I mean, who hasn’t promised themselves to eat healthier, get to the gym more, or cut down on social media starting January 1st – and then failed at it by Feb 1st. But, if part of your list this year, includes […]

How to Create an At-Home Cleanse for Cheap [Video]

Welcome back to the 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 here to give you tips on living a healthy, happy life on a budget. January is the season […]

How credit inquiries may (or may not) affect your credit score.

If you’ve applied for credit recently – maybe for a store card over the holidays – you may have come across the term “inquiry.” Even if you’re not familiar with credit inquiries, it’s critical to understand what they are, how different ones work, and what they mean. Fortunately, we have answers to your credit-inquiry questions […]

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