Mint is a juggernaut among budgeting programs. It’s been around since 2006, which makes it an old-timer in the world of financial apps. And it’s free to use. I’ve used Mint for several years, and it was instrumental in helping me learn the basics of budgeting.
Quicken is one of the oldest and most recognized personal finance programs available, with more than three decades of history behind it. But for many users, Quicken just doesn’t cut it.
If you had to think of two personal finance applications, more than likely you would think of Quicken first, followed by Mint. If you want to better manage your personal finances, both are extremely popular. The question, then, in this ultimate battle of personal finance apps is: Which one is better?
Which finance software should you use, Mint or Personal Capital? This question is one that’s often asked because both are very popular online tools. At a casual glance, they might seem the same — both are personal finance apps, allow you to sync your financial accounts in one location, and are completely free to use. But there are distinct features that make each one different too.
Like many people this time of year, I’m starting to think about my financial goals and resolutions for the New Year. Last year was the first year I diligently tracked each and every expense, using a trusty Excel spreadsheet. While I’ve been pretty good at using my system, it’s not a perfect system by any means. So I’ve been interested to see how Mint.com will work in addition to my spreadsheet. Mint is a FREE online personal finance service similar to Quicken.
Graduating college can be an exciting and stressful time. It’s the close of one chapter and the beginning of another. As a new grad, you’re coming into your own and putting those useful years of study to work in your respective field. Not only is graduation a wonderful time to start your career, it’s also a great time to prepare for your financial future. The best way to plan for you financial future? Start saving for retirement — now.
Editor’s Note: We liked The Mint Manual so much that we acquired the rights to the eBook on July 1st, 2015. Everything about the review remains the same. By now you’ve probably heard about Mint.com and how to use it to manage your finances. By linking all your accounts, you get an overall snapshot of where your money is going, and the progress you’re making on your goals. But do you really know how to make Mint.com work to your advantage? This is where The Mint Manual comes in!