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Acquired by Intuit, Inc. in 2009, Mint is a free web-based financial management services that allows users to connect with and keep track of their income and expenses. Through Mint, users can also monitor investments, create budgets and goals, and track loan balances.
For a free app with not many accounting features, Mint has a lot going for it. In addition to receiving live updates on all of your personal finances, Mint also boasts several impressive features:
As for points of criticism, Mint does have some shortcomings. First, given that it is a free service, Mint does not support multiple currencies, nor does it feature a GPS tracking app for reporting travel expenses. And unlike some of its competitors, Mint does not support any type of receipt capturing software but what transactions will show up on your bank or credit statement.
Unlike its small-business counterpart QuickBooks and other softwares, Mint does not employ a 256-SSL bank-level encryption over the data its users send, but rather 128-bit. In other words, all usernames, passwords, and financial information Mint receives is at risk for being hacked. And though Mint does have some additional security protocol in place (e.g. a separate access code for mobile users), the lack of bank-level security has nonetheless raised concerns.
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Mint has been a great finance app for me starting out as a young adult. With this new update, I am now completely obsessed. It is so easy and streamlined, showing me my finances, bills, budget and spending. I love how new and easy it is to use and keep track of my money. The budget wheel and aspect is wonderful, I Love being able to put in bills and mark them as paid, and the overarching view of my financial standing is very helpful at a glance. I would (and do) recommend the Mint app to anyone I know that I talk to about money and budgeting.
Mint has been very valuable to me, in helping me prepare a budget, keeping track of my expenses and categorizing everything so it is easy to find. I like their reminders of payments coming due and you just pay for what you need.
A nice way to track your spending all in one place! You can tailor it to a certain extent but you can't delete categories which can be frustrating. Overall it has been a helpful too!
Mint is a great way to track expenses, especially for those people who struggle with being financially responsible or sticking to a budget. You don't have to be great at math or great at making a budget because Mint helps you do it all.
Mint can be useful for some, as it does collect your money and expenses. I found that some of my accounts kept unlinking, and it just wasn't worth the hassle since the entire point was to make it as easy as possible.
I downloaded the Mint app but when I went to connect in my bank/card information, for some reason it won't take it. I tried several things to fix it, but never thought it was worth the effort to call customer service. Now I get emails from them, saying that I never spend anything and that I should connect my card with my Mint account.
Mint has been so helpful with my budgeting and and changing my spending habits. It has really kept me on track with spending my money, and it is so helpful to see my trends in spending habits. It is so much easier to say no to unnecessary purchases while using Mint, and I definitely manage my money so much better now that I have this app.
Great help to me in tracking my expenses in one place. Easy to review things and help me to plan my budget.
I've had this app for a few years now and I've been satisfied with it. I love how it syncs with my bank account and automatically updates; however, it can be difficult to use sometimes. In addition, occasionally I find some of my purchases not categorized correctly, which is really annoying.
Very easy to use and very comprehensive.
I love mint, it has made my finances so much more manageable. Plus it’s free! Definitely worth a try.
Mint is great in helping me keep a budget. Although I understand why they need confidential bank information and that they do their best to protect it, I would like to see if there is a way to use their services in a limited fashion without that information.
I use Mint daily to keep track of my expenses. I love the convenience that it provides. I have had a couple of issues with certain accounts frequently becoming disconnected, but nothing major.
I absolutely love using Mint for my expense tracking! It is really easy to create a budget and it links to my credit cards and bank accounts so it is easy to monitor my spending.
They are great. It's easy to link all of my accounts and see where my money goes. I would use them more, but my bank has a similar service as well
Love that it is free. Very similar to categorizing transactions in Quickbooks online. If you know how to build out your budget categories and if you keep up to date, it is a great option.
I love Mint. I have been using them for years. It's easy to use, free, and it has kept me on top of my finances. I have all of my accounts hooked up to it so it's easy to see where my money goes and to keep track of it.
Great app to get on the same page with spending and saving with a spouse. Great tool for any couple to use for a budget and stay accountable
I use Mint now - I LOVE IT! Everything is in one spot, they are very user-friendly, and when I need to do my taxes on turbo tax, I can link up my Mint account to it. It is helpful if you want to pay off debts, make financial goals, etc. You don't have to pay for this service which is even better.
My husband and I used Mint for the first few years of marriage as it was the best tool we could find. The user interface drastically changed for the better during our time using it. It became more visual and easy to use. However, it often takes days to upload transactions and often has issues loading the app. It would pull old data and made budgeting difficult to do since it would often not upload properly. It is not very customizable, which is our biggest complaint. You are stuck using their templates and cannot change to fit your own needs. It also miscategorizes many transactions, which makes the entire budget system less effective.
Mint is great at tracking your expenses and helps you understand where you may be over or under budget!
I use Mint to track my finances and help me budget. I like the ability to link up all of my accounts so I can view them all in one place. It is an easy way to check my finances. I check it more than I do my credit card and bank statements.