Writer | Editor

Freelance word wrangler living in sunny San Diego. Here's some of my stuff. Click the icons below to sort by publication.

  • 187
  • 110K
stories for
Michael Benninger's stories for
Show all
Mint cut the cord cable tv alternatives article

Cord-Cutters Guide: The Best Alternatives to Cable TV

Maybe you first heard the term whispered in hushed corridors at work or in a back-alley near your house, but now there’s no escaping the fact that “cord cutting” has gone mainstream.

21 day challenge hack your saving habits article

21-Day Challenge: Hack Your Saving Habits

If you dream of having a baller bank account and the freedom to kick back without a financial worry in the world, it’s possible to hack your spending habits until you’re sitting on a comfy cushion of cash.

Graduation article

How to Pay Off Student Loans

College was a blast, right? You partied, made a few friends and might’ve even learned a thing or two. But now that your final semester is in the rearview, it’s time to think about how you’re going to pay for that hard-earned education.

Stocksy txpf0129596tmx000 small 856246 article

How to Negotiate Your Salary - 5 Tips

Now that you’ve crushed it with your cover letter, blown everyone away with your resume, and aced your interview, it’s time to do what half of all new hires never even attempt: negotiate your salary.

Smart home gadgets header article

10 Affordable Smart Home Gadgets to Make Your Life Easier

You don’t need to be stacked like Bill Gates or have a bank account like Zuckerberg’s to afford a home that bends to your every whim.

Top companies to work for article

7 US Companies with Ecstatic Employees

We’ve all heard about the insane perks offered by tech companies with sprawling Silicon Valley campuses, but it’s not just the big guys that go above and beyond to ensure their employees’ happiness.

Header updated how to travel to europe on a budget article

Backpacking Through Europe on a Budget

Ready to snap selfies in front of Stonehenge, sip cappuccinos near the Colosseum or fall in love at the Louvre?

Best places to travel on a budget mint blog article

Best Cheap Places to Travel on a Budget

Traveling is one of the best things in life, and luckily, low funds don’t have to dash your dreams of enjoying an epic adventure.

Get healthy on a budget header article

Best Ways to Get Healthy on a Budget

Whether your goal is to get swole or simply shed that muffin top, there are more affordable options than ever when it comes to living a healthy, active lifestyle.

Easy ways to automate your life article

Easy Ways to Automate Your Life

While we don’t yet have flying cars that collapse to the size of a suitcase, pneumatic tubes that transport us from room to room or machines that automatically bathe and clothe us in the morning, every day we’re getting closer to living in a Jetsons-esque future.