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A Roundup of Reviews on the Mint Finance App

As frugal lifestyle bloggers, we are always on the lookout for tools and technology to help ourselves and our readers better manage their personal finances. Mint is one such tool. Purchased a few years ago by Intuit, Mint is a great online service to help you better manage your personal budget and spending patterns.

Mint App

What’s So Great About Mint, Anyway?

We were first introduced to Mint back in June when we did a review on popular finance iPhone apps. No surprise, Mint was our top choice. But, we were recently chatting with our friend, Jay Wilner who is a personal finance writer for top community financial leaders such as SET Financial. Together, we thought it would be a good idea to put together a roundup of articles recently written about Mint. So, without further ado, here is our list of resources you should check out in order to learn more about Mint and see if it’s right for you:

Investor Junkie

http://investorjunkie.com/54/mint-com-review/

Great place that provides a list of new updates to the Mint app. When adding new accounts to Mint, users can select from a menu of financial products, including: banking, credit cards, loans, and investing brokerage services. Integration of financial data is automatic. The Mint app dash for budgeting and financial goal setting is designed for auto-categorization of information in predefined categories, and sub-categories according to user definition. Portable smartphones and devices support the Mint application for access to financial information by way of the company user portal. Mint’s apps are compatible with iOS iPhone, iPad, as well as Android. Immediate access to financial data in QuickView allows users to track account change from anywhere, any time. iPad Screenshot in Mint is an add-on exclusive for OS X.

The Review: Mint App for Windows Phone 8

http://www.windowappreviews.com/mint-app-personal-finance-windows-phone-8/

This review esteems Mint’s app as the best personal finance tool available on Windows Phone 8. At present, the Mint app is only marketed to U.S. and Canadian users. Financial activity is tracked according to category. Record of financial transactions is reported automatically in personal user accounts. User accounts linked to the Mint dashboard enable users to create multi-touch graphs to report allocations. The Live Tiles feature produces financial summaries and other activity such as bill due dates, and scheduling for publication in personal record. Loan application can be conducted directly from the Mint.com app website portal.

The Digital Journal

http://m.digitaljournal.com/article/356435#ixzz2rCBMV557Mint

In this article, you’ll get an overview of the Mint.com app as one of the five most useful applications for managing business finance. The fact that the Mint app allows users to sync data from credit cards and debit cards via the cloud platform means that updates are automatic. Account activity is synchronized without delay, so that users can track changes to personal financial accounts all in one place. Mint’s simple money management tools and security are designed to reduce risk normally associated with upload of finance to the cloud. Mint subscribers can control account links and data administration according to request. The mint cloud is secured with 128-bit SSL encryption. Verification of user account data is done with VeriSign and TRUSTe.

The Financial Soft Review

http://financialsoft.about.com/od/pdasoftware/ss/5-Best-Ipad-Personal-Finance-Apps-For-2013_6.htm

This is a specific review of the Mint app for iPad on About.com looks at the popular Web application for personal finance interface on mobile phones and devices. The Mint.com app is designed for iOS compatibility. The app tracks any designated financial account linked to the Mint interface. The app manages cash accounts as well. Users can view budget, spending and net worth in reporting of financial activity.

CFJ Capital Markets

http://cjfcapitalmarkets.com/wp/app-review-mint-the-best-cheap-financial-management-app/

Deemed one of the most affordable personal financial management apps available free, Mint.com’s app is designed for use in iOS and Android phones and devices. With high level of natural interface, and sophisticated tools that can be customized for personal financial reporting, Mint’s app requires little installation administration. Users can also access their accounts using a PC or Mac by logging into the Mint.com portal. Alerts, notifications, account management tools, charts and graphs, and reporting tools make use of the app dashboard pure pleasure. Intuit encryption offers users bank level security, and does not compromise actual online banking passwords.

your turn

 

Are you ready to try Mint? Are you already using it? Share your thoughts in our comments, please!

About Sherrie W.

Sherrie is a part-time contributor to All the Frugal Ladies. She currently works for a small publishing firm in London and enjoys writing about her frugal (and not so frugal) life experiences and lessons learned along the way :)

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  • Thanks for this roundup! I remember signing up for Mint, but I never actually spent time setting up. It sounds like I need to re-visit and see how to use it for my benefit!

  • Robin Rue

    I have never heard of Mint, but I do my budget old school – in a notebook LOL.

  • Debbie Denny

    Fantastic list. Not heard of Mint but will be checking that out!

  • Marika

    Great list, but boy this brings back painful memories of being in college and having to learn all this stuff, lol.

  • Tina Ashburn

    I have never heard of this before! Gee,I must be stuck in the 20th Century!! This looks like a great tool for keeping track of your finances!

  • I’m always trying to figure out ways to keep better tabs on my finances. So far, I use a system of either paper/pencil or Excel but Mint looks like a far more productive tool. I’ll give it a go! Hopefully it’ll save me time and energies.

  • Lois Alter Mark

    I definitely need to get my finances organized, and this sounds like a great list. Will have to spend some time with this!

  • Thanks for mentioning this app today. I have heard about them but I was not too sure how they worked.

  • I have this app downloaded. I prefer using Quicken to Mint. I had trouble with Mint at the beginning when I was trying to sync accounts.

  • Krista

    Thank you for sharing. I have never heard of Mint before! I’m headed to check it out now!

  • Pam W

    I have never used a finance app before. Now I know which one to check out.

  • Helene Cohen Bludman

    This looks like a very useful tool for financial management. Thanks for the tip.

  • I’ve heard of Mint before but didn’t know much about it. Interesting to see a few different reviews!

  • A Dash of Sanity

    I used to use Mint but didn’t like it but it looks like there are some changes. Thanks for sharing.

  • Amy Desrosiers

    I am the one who does the budget in my home and appreciate all the tips I can get.

  • Shauna Torres

    Wow, those are really cool. It is so hard figuring out and sticking with a budget… I hope this will help. Thanks

  • brett

    I do want to try Mint. I would REALLY like to try it on a Windows Phone too!!

  • Trisha Grimes

    I could really use this app! This is a great roundup, I’ll be checking them out!

  • BookGoddess

    You know Mint has been around for a while and I never have jumped on it and I am starting to think I need to!

  • Tess

    I could use this alot. Ill be checking on it since we need a budget.

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    I’ve really heard good things about this from several people. It may keep me on track if I try it!

  • Courtney Pies

    I do have an account with Mint. I just have never actually done anything with it. I’m going to have to log in and play around with it!

  • blm03

    This looks great! i”ll have to try it.

  • Janeane Davis

    It is incredible the way technology puts so many important tasks right at our fingertips, literally.

  • Samantha Jackson

    I love mint, it is such a great way to catch over spending