To celebrate and recognize how our Minters are achieving their financial milestones, we reached out to everyday Mint users like you, to share their stories. Whether it’s acing your savings goals, or paying off your credit card debt, every win counts!
We connected with Zaiba, a financial analyst from Canada to learn about her experience using Mint, and how it helped her and her husband achieve their financial goals. Read on to learn about her #Empowermint story.
I’ve always been extremely involved with my finances and budgeting, and majored in banking and finance at school. Budgeting is extremely important to me as it helps me make wiser financial decisions as well as helps me understand where I can cut off my spending and at the same time, how I should make the most of my savings.
I’d been searching for a good budgeting app for a while when I came across Mint in an article. I first began using Mint six months ago (I wish I’d found it earlier!) to track my finances and create a budget. Constantly using the app helps my husband and I make sure we stick to our budget, pay off our monthly bills in a timely manner and still be able to save so that we can invest to generate a higher income.
Mint helped my husband and I in a lot of ways, the most important being saving for a faster repayment of our mortgage loan. When my husband and I bought our first house early this year, we wanted to keep a track of all our cash inflows and outflows and have a holistic picture of our finances. Mint has been an incredible tool that has helped us understand our finances better and make informed decisions. Additionally, Mint has also helped us fund the purchase of our new luxury car, and save more for current as well as future investments. We use Mint daily, and take advantage of all the in-app features. I especially like the “Spending Less Challenge,” as it motivates me to stay within my spending limits and curtail unnecessary and impulsive purchases.
My favorite part about the Mint app is that it links all my accounts in one place, which gives me a clear picture of my overall financial position. This helps inform my financial goals and track my spending, as I know what areas I need to focus on! Using Mint has also helped me become more disciplined when it comes to making timely payments, as well as saving more to achieve my goals.
Whatever your financial goal may be, Mint is a GREAT tool that will not only help you quantify your expenses, debts and income but also help you understand and prioritize your financial needs and wants.
Annemarie Belda is the communications manager for Intuit Mint. She is passionate about helping readers achieve their financial goals from starting a savings account to financial freedom.