Setting goals is a crucial part of your journey towards financial freedom. By setting goals that are tailored to your lifestyle, you can improve your financial habits, track your financial progress, and identify expenses to reduce while making sure you acknowledge and celebrate each and every win.
To learn more about how our Minters achieve their financial goals, we reached out to regular Mint users like you to hear their stories. Meet Samuel, a Vermont mental health case manager, who was kind enough to share his # EmpowerMint story with us. Listen:
At the age of 20 I started teaching myself about finance. At that time I invested my savings in the stock market. That was in 2008 when the economy collapsed and I saw a number of opportunities to buy good stocks of companies at low prices. Also, by the age of 20, I already had four different jobs and started my own lawnmower and eBay resale business.
In July 2019, I started using Mint to keep track of all of my accounts and expenses and ultimately, accelerate my net worth growing. I had a list of goals that I wanted to achieve, namely; I wanted to have an operation, buy a house, and earn a passive income to support a future family. With Mint's help, I've completed the first of the three and I'm about to have enough to make a down payment on a house.
Mint has helped me achieve my first financial goal of having enough savings and investments to comfortably undergo back surgery. I had postponed the surgery for over 10 years because I wasn't sure what would happen if I didn't feel good enough to get back to work right away. I didn't want to live in poverty so I saved up and built a safety net. Fortunately, I'm recovering quickly and plan to go back to work next month. With the help of Mint, I was not only able to achieve this goal, but also almost doubled my net worth within a year.
Nowadays I use Mint every day, sometimes even several times a day. I mainly use the app to keep track of my financial information across all accounts to make sure I am constantly growing and achieving both my financial and life goals. The feeling of progress motivates! Additionally, I use Mint to monitor my spending on each credit card to make sure I'm disciplined and avoid fraudulent charges.
I like to browse the App and came across the plethora of articles on the Blog that match my interests. What I liked most was the one about starting a business as I was always interested in having one of my own one day.
My favorite feature of Mint is keeping track of my net worth on a daily basis so that I can keep track of my overall financial picture across all accounts. The ability to see the individual transactions within each account saves time logging into numerous separate websites. I also love the community feeling in the MintFAM platform!
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Annemarie Belda (19 posts)
Annemarie Belda is communications manager at Intuit Mint. Her passion is helping readers achieve their financial goals, from opening a savings account to gaining financial freedom.