Mastering Mint by Listen Money Matters

Mastering Mint

Get your personal finances under control and get budgeting effectively with Mint. 

We walk you through exactly how to use Mint, what your budget should be and how to monitor your spending automatically.

Think budgeting sucks? So do we.

Battling with Quicken and nightmare spreadsheets that require hours of work to maintain? I’ve been there. Before Mint, the options for managing your money were pretty bleak.

With Mint you can automate your entire money management. It is easily one of the most powerful tools available to automate your money – not to mention, it’s free.

We created Mastering Mint to explain how we automate our money. In addition to getting the most out of Mint, we discuss the best practices for managing your money so you can start making some real progress, today.

The idea that you can’t build wealth is bullshit.

Most of us didn't get an education on money before we were dropped into the workforce. Yet some of us eventually figure it out. Some of us master it.

The good news is that it isn't difficult, nor does it take a lot of time. We think it will take you less than 5 hours to master your finances and then only 90 minutes a month to keep things under control.

Budgeting is an essential step towards financial independence and living your best life.

Once you learn to budget and automate it in a tool like Mint you won't have to worry about the state of your finances again.

This is how everyone has built their wealth.  They spent less than they made and focused on other, more interesting problems. Building wealth slowly, then all at once.

As a brilliant man once said:

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” 
- Steve Jobs

Get your budgeting questions answered.

Not sure how to budget or how big a budget should be?

We take the guesswork out of budgeting. Follow our core guidelines and learn where and when your spending is out of control. We also discuss how to create goals you can actually achieve and how to know when you’ll reach them.

This sounds like a lot of work, can I automate it?

Absolutely! We show you how to automate the worst of it. We also talk about the best practices so you can set your Mint account up with minimal effort.

Do I have a problem with unapproved charges?

You probably do. Overcharges, double charges, and fraudulent charges are leaching on your personal profits. We'll show you how to get notified automatically of suspicious or unexpected activity.

How much do I actually need to save? A month? A year? To retire?

We’ll outline a plan to help you hit attainable goals so you know precisely how much you need to stay on track, sock away each month, and set up a plan that fits your life.

What if I've never budgeted before and I don't know where to start?

All you need to do is follow our core guidelines and learn where and when your spending is out of control. We also discuss how to create goals you can actually achieve and how to know when you’ll reach them.

How do I categorize my spending?

We’ll show you how to divide your transactions using sub-categories and tags. We’ll also discuss how to automatically set payments as a specific transaction (like listing your mortgage payment as ‘Mortgage’). 

How much time will this take?

We’ll show you how to automate the entire process down to where you only need to spend 90 minutes a month or less managing your money. We’ll walk you through best practices to setting up your account with minimal effort

What if I don't understand something?

Every lesson has a comment section built-in so you can ask us questions and read what other people have asked.

What You'll Learn

Foundations of a Budget and Mint
Introduction & Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Mint Anatomy
Chapter 2: Creating and Setting Up Your Account
Chapter 3: Setting Up Alerts, Reminders, & Your Profile
Chapter 4: A Tour of the Mint Overview Screen
Getting Organized and Creating a Budget
Chapter 5: Categorizing Your Transactions
Chapter 6: Finding & Investigating Questionable Transactions
Chapter 7: Creating Your Budget & How to Stick to It
Chapter 8: Using Trends to Make Decisions
Goals, Investments, & the Mobile App
Chapter 9: Setting Attainable Goals
Chapter 10: Tracking the Success of Your Investments
Chapter 11: Mint On the Go
Mint to Match Your Lifestyle
Chapter 12: Mint for the Entrepreneur
Chapter 13: Mint for the Early Retiree
Chapter 14: Mint for the World Traveler
Happy Minting!

Created with love by Andrew Fiebert

I'm a data nerd, father of twins, owner of three businesses and an avid rental property investor. There are few things I love more than cashflow, board-game included.

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