Anna’s email requesting help with her finances began with a unique confession: Farnoosh, my money problem garners little sympathy,” the 32-year-old wrote. “My issue is that I make too much of it. Now, THIS is interesting, I thought. I immediately followed up with many questions.
This week’s Mint audit introduces us to Selena, 48, a mom of two living in San Antonio, Texas. She is a community college director and her husband, 51, is a full-time graphic designer who also manages a booming side hustle in the same industry.
With a brand new PhD under her belt, our latest Mint audit recruit, Renee, is ready to take on the real world with gusto. The 34-year-old is eager to buy a home and ramp up her retirement savings. She currently lives in San Francisco and has just started a full-time earning $87,000 a year (before […]
This week on Facebook Live, I joined Intuit’s Angie Robert and Kimmie Greene to share financial tips for managing your side hustle.
Julia and John, both in their early 30s and living in Queens, are expecting their first child next spring and desperate for a financial audit to help them find ways to reduce debt and save up before embarking on parenthood.
The summer’s been a trying season for our friend Aaron who’s determined to erase $11,000 worth of debt over 12 months. He is now nearly six months into his plan and says the path has been harder than he could have ever imagined. I wrote earlier that he’s also trying to simultaneously build up his cash […]
Several years ago, a fellow college grad mentioned how she was over $100,000 in debt from school. It surprised me because I didn’t recall tuition being that expensive at our in-state college at the time. “Well, I used the money for my living expenses, too,” she explained. Then I remembered the studio apartment she rented […]
I’ve returned from vacation to an overflowing Ask Farnoosh mailbag. I couldn’t pick just one to answer, so we’re featuring three very interesting queries. From retirement to financing a home renovation to college savings, we’re about to cover a lot of ground.
Six months ago Mint user Michelle was struggling with debt, a lack of retirement savings and a bit of family financial drama amongst her siblings. She was anticipating a cash bonus from her company and wasn’t sure if she should save the money or use it to relieve her debt. I check in with her to find out what she decided and how her finances are doing.
Mint user Aaron Hahn vividly remembers the moment he decided to crush his debt. Now he’s on track to pay off $11K of debt in one year. I’m checking in with him every few months to see how he’s doing and share more about his journey to financial independence.