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Content Partner

Grade 9-12
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Activity

Intro to Mint

Time: 45 mins,
Updated: December 2 2019,
Author: Intuit Education

Objective

Students will be able to:

  • Be familiarized with the Mint platform.
  • Learn about the fictional user Scott and understand his financial overview.

Standards

Concepts

In this personal finance activity, students will be introduced to Mint and a fictional user Scott.

Disclaimer

For students to be able to access Mint successfully, they must use the same computer or device every time they access Mint. Otherwise, they will be forced to re-create a new account. Paid advertisements appear in Intuit Mint. The Council for Economic Education does not endorse or evaluate the advertised product, service, or company, nor any of the claims made by the advertisement.

Procedure

Prior to introducing students to Mint, follow the steps within the teacher checklist to familiarize yourself with Mint. Students will do the following in this activity:

  1. Go to Mint or Mint.com.
  2. Login using directions to access Mint as the fictional user Scott.
  3. Navigate through the various tabs to answer questions on the worksheet.

After completing this introductory students will have success with the following simulations (in any order).

  1. Analyzing a Credit Report and Score
  2. Evaluating Credit Card Offers
  3. Budgeting for Income & Expense
  4. Comparing Savings Accounts
Subjects:
Personal Finance