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  • Mint has made it both easy and enjoyable to navigate my finances and work toward paying off my student loans. Full Story The post Real Minter Story: Kimberly appeared first on MintLife Blog.
  • Banks are starting to ease lending standards for consumers. Let's look at how this impacts home buyers, sellers and the outlook for 2021. Full Story The post What to Know About Mortgage Lending Standards Easing in 2021 appeared first on MintLife Blog.
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  • Here's how to determine the right amount to budget for take-out and dining, strategies to save money when ordering from restaurants. Full Story The post Do You Know How Much You’re Spending on Dining and Takeout? appeared first on MintLife Blog.
  • Have you ever stared into the depths of your closet and thought: “I have absolutely nothing to wear?” If your normal inclination is to dejectedly sift through what you already have, it turns out that there is a better way  — and it doesn’t involve buying anything new. Enter the world of upcycling. Here’s how […]
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  • A fancy spa day can be awesome, but it can also drain your bank account. Try these 24 ways to create a DIY spa day that won’t hurt your budget. This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, […]
  • The year 2021 is looking a lot like 2020, at least in terms of taxes. The IRS released its inflation adjustments for 2021 federal income tax rates and brackets. While these changes are unlikely to have a huge impact on your bottom line, there are a few things you should be aware of. Because these […]
  • On February 17th — in the middle of nine days without power due to an ice storm — we had the foundation contractor out to re-inspect our house. We experienced some settling last fall, and I was worried that might indicate deeper problems. For thirty minutes, the contractor explored the crawlspace while I sat in […]
  • And now we are 52… On this day in 1969, baby J.D. entered the world. I don't think there's any way my parents could have predicted the path their firstborn would take through life. It hasn't always been easy — no thanks to the obstacles I've placed in my own way — but I've really […]
  • Nearly two years ago, I received an unusual email at an address I rarely check anymore. The author wrote: I am writing to you today because The Great Courses in partnership with Audible is exploring the possibility of creating a high-quality series on Financial Independence. We believe that you may be an excellent candidate to […]
  • At the end of January, I had an epiphany. Kim and I were sitting in the living room one evening, relaxed in our easy chairs, both reading books. All four of our beasts were nestled nearby. The house was quiet. For the first time in forever, I felt completely content. For maybe twenty minutes, I […]