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Student Guide: Credit Cards

A new tool recently added to Financially Mint: Student guides. These guides will be explained in easy to understand human words and will cover the most important parts of certain finance topics: a nice combination of ‘WTF is …’ and ‘Now how do I do it?’. Detailed and in-depth: a great resource. Aaaand our first … Continue reading “Student Guide: Credit Cards”


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Interview: How to Apply for Internships and Stand Out

Welcome to Financially Mint’s first ever recorded interview! I had the honour of interviewing Jalpan Dave, a mechanical engineer currently living in Singapore and with some great experience working at internships in college. Listen to it right here:     The sound sometimes echoes a bit and I make some weird noises during the call, … Continue reading “Interview: How to Apply for Internships and Stand Out”


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Should I Pay Off my Student Loans?

Gosh, student loans are becoming a trickier and trickier subject as the years go on. On one side you have people telling you to get out of student debt as soon as possible, and on the other you have people telling you you shouldn’t worry about student loans and use the money for something else. … Continue reading “Should I Pay Off my Student Loans?”


Why is Personal Finance so Important for us College Kids?

You step out of the front doors of your university. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, you can feel the wind slightly caressing your cheeks. You’ve just graduated from college with honours and feel like you’ve completed a big step in your life. You feel satisfied. Then, out of nowhere, a sharp ringing sound … Continue reading “Why is Personal Finance so Important for us College Kids?”


5 Money Management Habits to Acquire in College

You’re in college and you feel free. You can eat what you want, go to class when you want, and even spend money on what you want. FREEDOM. It feels amazing. Then slowly, you start realising the number on your bank account balance starts to decrease. Your wallet is emptying faster than you think and … Continue reading “5 Money Management Habits to Acquire in College”


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Top 7 Ways to Earn Passive Income as a Student

Passive income is awesome. It’s one of the keys to being wealthy and reaching financial freedom. And the good news is you can start earning passive income as soon as you’re ready: in university. The college student’s life is honestly the best time to start planting some passive income seeds. What do I mean exactly … Continue reading “Top 7 Ways to Earn Passive Income as a Student”


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Simple Steps to Start Investing in College (UK)

Today I’m really excited to post another interview on this website! I had the honour of interviewing Michael from FoxyMonkey on the subject of investing for university students in the UK. I wanted to talk to someone who had experience and who could give actionable advice to students, so I hammered him with questions and … Continue reading “Simple Steps to Start Investing in College (UK)”


Top 5 Skill-Building Jobs for College Students

You want money. You want skills. You don’t want to work in a fast food restaurant. The solution? A side-hustle that will give you money and skills, and not leave you smelling of over-calorific oily fries everyday. Yes it exists. College is the perfect place to start a side-hustle because you have more time (if … Continue reading “Top 5 Skill-Building Jobs for College Students”


Why Financial Education?

The sad truth is that most people know nothing about money. And what’s worse is that most people’s lives revolve around making money. The education system has failed us. We were never taught what taxes are, what are credit cards, how to save up, how to take out a loan, what are interest rates, and … Continue reading “Why Financial Education?”


How to Balance Work and Study at University

Studying at university is already pretty bloody hard, but with rising rents and high tuitions us students sometimes don’t have much choice but to pile on more work with a job (yay). It’s not all bad though. Having a job in university has quite a few advantages: more skills, better discipline, people management and money … Continue reading “How to Balance Work and Study at University”