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.
In this personal Finance Activity students will use Mint, a real-world personal finance app, to follow Isaiah throughout the year.
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.
Prior to introducing students to Mint, we recommend teachers read through the Curriculum Orientation (Section 1) to get acquainted with each activity and complete the Curriculum Orientation (section 2) before having your students complete Curriculum Orientation and the Intro Activity. This simulation is a hands-on activity that lets students create their Mint account and get familiar with Mint. Before starting the Mint activity.
Students will do the following in this activity:
- Go to Mint.com
- Login using the directions in Curriculum Orientation (section 2) as the fictional user, Isaiah.
Upon Logging into Mint:
- Direct students to use the Intro Activity to familiarize themselves with Mint.
After completing this introductory activity students will have success with the following simulations (in any order):
- Analyzing a Credit Report and Score
- Evaluating Credit Card Offers
- Budgeting for Income & Expense
- Comparing Savings Accounts