The On-Demand Services Spending Trap

In our day and age, on-demand services are a modern convenience that are hard to avoid. For many of us, getting food delivered to our doorsteps, or taking a rideshare…

How to Start a Sinking Fund (and Why You Should)

Accomplishing anything is easier with specific goals. Whether you’re training to run a marathon, learning a new programming language or trying to advance in your career, you’ll make faster progress…

How Freelance Creatives Can Make More Money

Freelancers who are eager to get hustling or didn’t get exactly what you wanted for the holidays—more freelance job leads, a real vacation, or that holiday un-office party —you can…

Should You Lend Money to Family and Friends?

Should you lend money to family and friends? It can be a tricky and emotionally charged decision that families face from time to time. In some situations, it’s obvious that…

How Freelancers Can Bulk Up Their Income

Fellow freelancers know all too well that the transition to a new year is typically slower on the work front. While this largely depends on your line of work and…

How to Wire Money

A wire transfer is defined as “a transfer of funds (as from one bank to another) by electronic means.” Though wires don’t connect anything, it’s as simple as taking money…

Investing habits to consider for the New Year

As Senior Vice President of Investments at Fundrise, I’ve seen successful investors come in all (financial) shapes and (bank account) sizes. There is, however, one thing that almost every accomplished…

What is a Sinking Fund?

A sinking fund is a sum of money set aside each month that is saved purposefully for a big purchase. Unlike a savings account or emergency fund, a sinking fund…

Freelancers: When to Give Yourself a Raise

Let’s have some real talk about freelancing and money matters, shall we? When it comes to running your own freelancing business, solopreneurs face some particular challenges. A major one? Knowing…

Financial Advice To Keep or Toss In 2020

The closing of one year and the beginning of another is not only a great time to focus on establishing new, healthier habits and philosophies, but also to recognize those…

Gardening Tips That Save You Green

If you’re a gardener, chances are you know how rewarding growing your own food can be. Whether you run an at-home farm, tend to a small patch of blueberry bushes,…

Is Social Media Ruining Your Finances?

It’s pretty well accepted that social media can have negative consequences for our mental health. As we look through snapshots of the perfect lives our friends and family seem to…

How to Make the Most of Thanksgiving Leftovers

While Thanksgiving is a feast of plenty that sparks gaiety, warm fuzzy vibes, and togetherness, it also adds to America’s massive problem with food waste. According to the Natural Resources…

Your Money Checklist for December

From the Mint team: As you know, Mint is a free product you can use to help stay on top of your finances. So, how do we make money? We…

How to Build Credit When You Turn 18

Though turning 18 may mark the beginning of adulthood, certain adult goals still seem far off: buying a house, getting a car, or taking out a loan. Yet even if…

How to Understand Your Student Loan Options

The student loan process asks a lot from incoming college students. Before they even leave the comfort of their childhood home or take a single college class, they’re expected to…

How to Host Friendsgiving on a Budget

Thanksgiving is about spending time with family – both the family you were born with and the family you’ve chosen. That’s why Friendsgiving celebrations have become more popular in recent…

4 Ways You’ll Benefit By Giving Back

Did you know Giving USA reported that in 2018, Americans donated over $410 billion dollars?! It’s around this time of year especiailly that giving back becomes top of mind for…

What You Need to File with FAFSA

Filling out the FAFSA is one of those tasks that’s easy to keep putting off. It’s boring, time-consuming and notoriously complicated – for students as well as parents. But as…

How to Get the Most out of Your 401K and More

Open enrollment season is here!   We’re expecting to receive a big packet from human resources with all the options and benefits that our employers’ offer. While I won’t say that this…

How to Plan and Save on Holiday Travel

Some of my fondest college memories aren’t from going to homecoming games, attending my first college party or walking around campus when no one else was going to class. Some of…

How to Save by Making Minor Tweaks

A few months ago, I was hanging out with a good friend at a bar. In between rounds of drinks and amid the din and bustle, she shamefully admitted that…

Understanding Gross Income vs. Net Income

Whether you’re running your own business or working for someone else, certain metrics are key to understanding how you’re doing financially. Net income and gross income are two numbers that…

5 Quick Ways to Save Money for the Holidays

As the year winds down, you may find your spending picks up. With holidays approaching, families may be preparing for trips to see their loved ones or they’re buying gifts….

7 Tips to Enjoy Debt Free Holidays This Year

How much money are you planning on spending this year during the holidays? For the average American family, it’s a good chunk of change. During the 2017 holiday season, Bank…

How to Slash Your Grocery Bill

How much does your family spend on food? If you’re like most, food is one of your top three expenses (the other two being housing and transportation). While it’s an…

How to Save on Your Next TV Purchase

From the Mint team: Mint may be compensated if you click on the links to our issuer partners’ offers that appear in this article, including Chase. Our partners do not…

What is a Stipend: Everything You Need to Know

Has an organization or university offered you an opportunity with a stipend? Whether it’s an internship or apprenticeship, a stipend is a set amount of money that helps offset living…

How To Watch Football Without Cable

Cutting the cord is easier than ever – unless you’re a sports fan. Even as the major sports organizations reluctantly shift away from an outdated broadcasting model, it’s still hard…

How to Practice Self-Care on a Budget + Printables

Over the last few years, we’ve heard more and more about the practice and importance of self-care. Psychologists, motivational speakers, and employers all have encouraged people to step away from…

Budgeting 101: How to Create a Budget

Keeping a budget can seem daunting or restrictive at first, especially if you’ve never had one before. But a budget can offer you peace of mind and give you more…