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4 Great Pieces of Budgeting Advice from Top Money Experts

May 4, 2014
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Mintlife Learn about Mint.com or Sign Up | Log in Categories May 2, 2014 / By Mary Hiers Earning money is great, but spending it properly is even more important. If you pull in the big bucks and just spend it all recklessly, you’re risking walking down a very dangerous path. Budgeting your money,...
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Why May is the Perfect Month to Buy Your New Refrigerator

May 2, 2014
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Mintlife Learn about Mint.com or Sign Up | Log in Categories May 1, 2014 / By Mary Hiers Your beautiful, food-bearing refrigerator, sad to say, will not last forever. They certainly last longer than, say, a light bulb, but expect to go fridge shopping every dozen years or so. Before that time comes, you’ll want to...
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MintFamily With Beth Kobliner: 5 Tips to Help Your Teen Score a Summer Job

April 30, 2014
MintFamily With Beth Kobliner: 5 Tips to Help Your Teen Score a Summer Job

Mintlife Learn about Mint.com or Sign Up | Log in Categories Apr 29, 2014 / By Beth Kobliner SportsCenter anchor Rece Davis has what many males I know consider to be a dream job. But his work life didn’t start out quite as glamorous. On the Marketplace radio series “My First Job,” Davis explains...
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American Family Budget: Operation Minimalism

April 28, 2014
Garage Mess

Mintlife Learn about Mint.com or Sign Up | Log in Categories Apr 25, 2014 / By Kim Tracy Prince I’ve been so focused on (and some might say stressed out by) my family’s new budget that I only just started to realize how it’s affecting us in a way I never expected. Little by...
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Are Your Student Loans Costing You More Than You Think?

April 26, 2014
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Mintlife Learn about Mint.com or Sign Up | Log in Categories Apr 25, 2014 / By Five Ten Twenty Club You’re a responsible student loan borrower, taking out only what you need and paying your bills on time every month. But with so many changes to student loans in recent years (and so many...
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4 Ways to Commemorate Financial Literacy Month

April 24, 2014
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Mintlife Learn about Mint.com or Sign Up | Log in Categories Apr 24, 2014 / By Mary Hiers April is National Financial Literacy Month, which means that, in addition to all the other things you’ve got penciled into your calendar, you should find time to become more of a financial expert. Luckily, there are...
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Which Superhero Are You, When It Comes to Saving?

April 22, 2014
Which Superhero Are You, When It Comes to Saving?

Mintlife Learn about Mint.com or Sign Up | Log in Categories Apr 22, 2014 / By Mary Hiers Are you a superhero with your money? You are? Great! But here’s the thing — there are so many superheroes, and so many different ways to handle funds, that considering yourself a monetary superhero might actually...
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How to Make Smart Wardrobe Purchases That Will Last (infographic)

April 21, 2014
How to Make Smart Wardrobe Purchases That Will Last (infographic)

Mintlife Learn about Mint.com or Sign Up | Log in Categories Apr 17, 2014 / By Mint.com According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the average American spends over $ 1400 on buying clothes and related items per year and it’s been estimated that most people only wear 20% of the clothing they own. Want to...
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4 ETFs You Should Consider Owning Now

April 19, 2014
Dollar's ETF

Mintlife Learn about Mint.com or Sign Up | Log in Categories Apr 18, 2014 / By Five Ten Twenty Club The appeal of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs, for short) is simple: They trade like stocks, but contain a basket of assets, much like a mutual fund. This provides instant diversification, without the need to...
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Real Estate Q&A: Mortgage Rate Buydowns and Parent-to-Child Property Transfers

April 17, 2014
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Mintlife Learn about Mint.com or Sign Up | Log in Categories Apr 16, 2014 / By Leonard Baron Zillow real estate investment writer and long-term investor Leonard Baron, MBA, is answering questions from MintLife readers. If you have a question about investment properties, cash flows, insurance, mortgage financing, homeowners associations, renting versus owning, foreclosures...
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