Mint, a budget tracker and planner, helps you “take charge of your finances”.
In order to use Mint, you link your checking, saving, and/or credit card accounts to its service.
From there, Mint analyzes your spending habits and generates them into categories such as Auto & Transport, Food & Dining, etc.
While all the categories are useful, one that initially caught my attention was “Coffee Shops”.
Being a college student with multiple part-time jobs, coffee is a necessity.
However, after seeing what my seemingly innocent daily coffee added up to at the end of the month, my jaw dropped.
As a result, I whipped out my Keurig, bought a gallon of almond milk, and started making my coffee at home.
It seems like a relatively small and inconclusive change, but from it I’ve been able to save $50-60 per month.
The money I have saved from making my coffee at home has since been allocated towards other expenses, such as gas!
With the new year underway, I will continue to use Mint to take charge of my finances and experience little victories.
Mint is available online and through the App Store.