Mint.com just launched a fab new feature. If you’re not already on Mint.com, it’s a fabulous site that compiles all of your bank accounts and helps you understand your spending habits. (Don’t worry, it’s safe and secure.) I know some of us do not want to be reminded of how much we spent at Nordstrom’s annual sale. But wouldn’t it be great to not have that anxiety, that panic that your credit card is maxed out as you pass it to the smiling employee who raved when you came out of the dressing room?
As women, we have a number of fantasy items that we would love to run out and buy…but smart, efficient and cost conscious as we are, we don’t actually do it (okay…maybe we do, sometimes…). When Carrie said, “Wait! I lost my Choo!” I wanted to run out and get a pair of those sexy slings. But I was so not into running up my credit cards to buy Jimmy Choo shoes. Mint.com lets me save for the Choos the right way.
With Mint’s “goals” feature you can set a goal, upload a photo of your goal, play with how much you’d need to set aside each month to reach your goal by different deadlines, then monitor your success rates. So, start planning for the things you really want in life…whether it’s the Lhuillier wedding dress of your dreams, the six-hour spa day from heaven, or even a new set of cashmere for the upcoming winter—with Mint.com your dream purchases are an affordable reality.
-Terra Khachooni of Girls in Tech
Girls in Tech is a social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology. As young women with the capacity to inspire, we made it our personal desire and passion to create and sustain an organization that focuses on the collaboration, promotion, growth and success of women in the technology sector. Girls in Tech aims to offer a variety of resources and tools for women to supplement and further enhance their professional careers and aspirations in technology. Some of these resources include educational workshops and lectures, networking functions, round table discussions, conferences, social engagements and recruitment events.
GIRL TALK TIME:Have you used Mint.com? What are you saving for? What is your dream purchase? How do you usually save up?