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Grade 9-12

Intro to Mint

Time: 45 mins,
Updated: April 21 2021,
Author: Jared Davidove


Students will be able to:

  • Create their Mint accounts and learn about their fictional character, Isaiah, and understand his financial picture.
  • Familiarize themselves with Mint.




Prior to introducing students to Mint, we recommend teachers read through the Curriculum Overview (Section 1) to get acquainted with each activity and review the Curriculum Orientation (section 2). The Mint simulation is a hands on activity that lets students analyze and create a budget. Use Mint Answer Keys as a teacher guide.


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.

Related Activities

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

In this personal finance activity, students will use Mint, a real-world personal finance app, to follow Isaiah throughout the year.

Personal Finance