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Money Management with Mint.com

 Assets Resources 2007 10 Mint-Head
Being a Quicken user for the past 3 years, I’m a little skeptical when it comes to other money management software, especially web-based ones. In all honesty, though, Quicken’s ROI for me has lessened over time. You spend $70 and really get minimal use out of it other than record keeping. Setting up accounts isn’t as “auto-magic” as I’d like.

Enter Mint.com.

The only reason I gave it a shot was because it was endorsed by Lifehacker, and I trust Lifehacker. I’m very impressed at how easy it was to setup my accounts. In about 5 minutes, Mint.com was telling me more than Quicken usually offers. It’s painless and free.

Back to the security issue… yeah, I don’t blame anyone for being apprehensive about having all of their account information aggregated in a web application. Mint.com’s terms of service are pretty thorough, and I believe that the usefulness it provides weighs heavily in favor of its usage.

At least check out the screenshot tour at Lifehacker. You might see something you like.

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December 14, 2007 - Posted by | Software

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