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What the Web is Supposed to Be

  • Apr 15, 2009
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When I first heard about Mint.com in early 2008, I thought that it wouldn't amount to much.  But I decided to check it out and see what it had to offer. 

I first added the basics--checking and savings accounts.  I was a bit wary that they would store my log in information, and in effect, had access to a majority of my money.

But after a few days, and after it learned more and more about my finances, I started to add more and more accounts, just to get a bigger picture.

Fast forward a year later.   Mint.com now tracks all of my finances, minus the single account that doesn't allow online access.  It tracks my investment accounts, my student loans, credit cards and car loans.  It even tracks my employer's retirement account.

Because of Mint, I've found 2 credit cards that allowed me to transfer the full balance with a 0% interest.  Through calcuation, I've saved over $600 in interest in the next year--solely due to the balance transfer.

I can't even sum up how much money Mint has saved me by showing me where I'm spending the most money and even automagically allocating budgets based on my spending history.

Mint.com is one of the few sites I visit regularly.  I've referred dozens of people and really can't overstate how much of an impact it's made on my finances.

Bottom Line:  Sign up for Mint.  It'll save your finances.

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