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Setting goals is a crucial part of your journey as you work toward financial freedom. By setting goals tailored around your lifestyle, you can improve your financial habits, keep track of your financial progress, and identify expenses you can cut back down on, while making sure to acknowledge and celebrate each and every win along the way. 

To learn more about how our Minters are achieving their financial goals, we reached out to everyday Mint users, just like you, to hear their stories. Meet Samuel, a Mental Health Case Manager from Vermont, who was kind enough to share his #EmpowerMint story with us. Check it out: 

I began teaching myself about finances around the age of 20. At the time, I invested my life savings into the stock market. This was back in 2008 when the economy crashed and I saw a number of opportunities to buy good companies’ stock at low prices. Additionally, by the age of 20, I had already worked four different jobs and started my own lawn mowing and eBay reselling business.

In July 2019 I started using Mint to keep track of all of my accounts, expenses, and to ultimately expedite the growth of my net worth. I had a list of goals that I wanted to achieve, namely; I wanted to have surgery, buy a house, and earn passive income to help support a future family. With the help of Mint, I have completed the first of the three and am getting close to having enough for a down payment on a house.  

Mint helped me achieve my first financial goal of having enough savings and investments to comfortably have back surgery. I had been postponing the surgery for over 10 years, unsure of what would happen if I didn’t feel well enough to return to work right away. I didn’t want to live in poverty so I saved up and built myself a safety net. Thankfully, I am recovering quickly and plan to return to work next month. With the help of Mint, not only was I able to achieve this goal, but I was also able to nearly double my net worth within the span of one year.  

These days, I use Mint daily, sometimes even multiple times in the day. I primarily use the app to track my financial information across all accounts, in order to make sure I am always growing and moving towards both my financial and life goals. The sense of making progress is motivating! Additionally, I use Mint to watch my expenses within each credit card to make sure I am being disciplined and to avoid any fraudulent charges.

I enjoy browsing the app and came across the plethora of articles on the blog that are relevant to my interests. I most enjoyed the one about starting a business, as I’ve always been interested in owning my own someday.

My favorite feature of Mint is being able to track my net worth daily, so I can keep track of my overall financial picture across all accounts. Being able to see the individual transactions within each account saves time having to log in to numerous separate websites. I also love the sense of community in the MintFAM platform!

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Annemarie Belda (19 Posts)

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.



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