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Grade 9-12
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Activity

Intro to Mint

Time: 45 mins,
Updated: October 18 2021,
Author: Jared Davidove

Objective

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.

Standards

Concepts

Procedure

Prior to introducing students to Mint, we recommend you read through the Curriculum Overview (Section 1) to get acquainted with each activity and review pages 3 to 5 in Curriculum Orientation (section 2) to help you and your students log-in to Mint. Show students Intro and Logging in to Mint Video to orient them with the log-in process as well.

The Mint simulation is a hands on activity that lets students analyze and create a budget. Provide students with a digital copy or print copy of Intro to Mint Activity. Use Intro to Mint Answer Key as a teacher guide.

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.

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.

Subjects:
Personal Finance