How To

6 Ways to Cook Food From a Hotel Room

6 Ways to Cook Food From a Hotel Room :: Mint.com/blog

Dining out is definitely one of the perks of going on vacation. Just because you’re staying in a hotel doesn’t mean you can’t finagle a homemade meal or two, though. The easiest workaround, of course, is to book a hotel room that has either a full or limited kitchen. They’re not that hard to find—and...  Read more

Trends

EMV: The New Microchip Coming to Your Credit Card Soon

EMV The Microchip Coming to Your Credit Card Soon :: Mint.com/blog

Counterfeiting isn’t as glamorous as it used to be. In the book The Art of Making Money, master counterfeiter Art Williams spends months matching wits with a $100 bill, analyzing and methodically defeating its anti-counterfeiting measures. Counterfeiters like Williams are a dying breed. Counterfeiting currency has become a sucker’s game. It’s hard to do, and the...  Read more

Trends

Why is Warren Buffett Offering a Billion Dollar Bracket?

Why is Warren Buffet Offering a Billion Dollar Bracket? :: Mint.com/blog

What if somebody told you that, simply by filling out a bracket for the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, you could win 1 billion dollars? Pretty neat, right? But what if they told you the catch was, you had to be perfect? That’s right — the only way to win the billion would be to accurately...  Read more

Housing

4 Actions Every Homeowner Should Take Right Now

4 Acitons Every Homeowner Should Take Right Now :: Mint.com/blog

What makes something worth the time and the money? When it comes to your home, it’s all about long-term benefits. These four actions will save you tons of time and money down the road! Plant Trees If you have a yard that can handle it, planting a few trees on your property will go a...  Read more

Planning

How to Lower Room and Board Costs at College

How to Lower Room and Board Costs at College :: Mint.com/blog

When saving money for a child’s college education, tuition isn’t the only concern. A recent survey by the College Board found on-campus room and board accounts for more than 50% of the total cost at in-state schools. That cost can range on average from $7,500 to $9,500 per year. While financial aid is available to...  Read more

How To

How to Maintain a Personal Budget for Dating

How to Maintain a Personal Budget for Dating :: Mint.com/blog

We budget everything in our lives — food, entertainment, travel, and so on. One thing we don’t tend to think about in terms of savings though, is dating. When we take somebody out for a night on the town, we tend to want to go all out. This is especially true if you’ve just met...  Read more