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Your Favorite Money Management Tool in 2008

According to the website, Mint.com has been named the best online personal finance tool by Money, Kiplinger, and PC magazines, and is PC World’s Editor’s Choice; now Mint can add another line to its accolades as the SavvySugar readers' favorite of 2008!

Unsure of what this online money management tool entails? Mint is a free website that allows you to view all of your accounts in one place, provides budgeting tools that help determine where would be easiest to cut spending, and helps find interest savings by comparing your bank account and credit card rates to others. Online management tools are extremely helpful in goal-setting, which sounds just perfect for the New Year.

Have you tried Mint? Why do you like it or dislike it?

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finzup finzup 7 years
I'm off to go check out Mint.. sounds great
Symphonee Symphonee 7 years
They do not support my current bank so it's not much us to me now.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 7 years
I signed up for it today and put all the accounts I could on it. It doesn't tell me anything I don't already know. Online banking is a godsend when it comes to budgeting, but Mint is all GUI and no bite.
courtneyd courtneyd 7 years
I tried it and didn't care for it. Too many emails in my inbox about my money and the categories many of my purchases fell into didn't make any sense at all, so I had to re-categorize half of my purchases. Plus, I just really don't like the idea that a website has all of my financial info. I'll continue to use Quicken. It's a nice idea to have everything done for you so all you have to do is log in and see where your money is going, but I when I use Quicken I keep better track of how much money I have, what my balances are, and I can run reports to see where the money is going. And no annoying emails telling me I'm going over a budget I didn't create!
lawchick lawchick 7 years
Arrr Mint doesn't support my bank -- Regions, which is not a small bank!
McCubcakes McCubcakes 7 years
oh my gosh I LOVE mint. I've been using it for about 6 months now...heard about it here...and I love love love it. they now have app for the iphone which makes it even more convenient. I'm obsessed and check it every day. but it keeps me in check so it's great. Everyone should try it out.
refinedharmony refinedharmony 7 years
I use Quicken, and it works for me. The only thing I don't really like is that there are almost too many features for me. The upfront cost of the software was worth it for me to keep on top of my finances!!
coreoftheapple coreoftheapple 7 years
I would love to - in fact, I think I'm going to check it out right now. Despite great examples from my parents, I've never been able to manage money that well. And I'm about to graduate college, so I'll need to learn to do that soon!
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