Mint.com Personal Finance users

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  1. CyOps

    CyOps Well-Known Member

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    Anybody use this site and find it helpful?

    While doing my taxes (turbotax) I noticed that you can use it to upload tax documents rather than enter information manually.
     
  2. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I use it but don't use it for taxes. Nice to combine all accounts into one log on.
     
  3. Cyched

    Cyched Well-Known Member

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    I use it. I like that I can enter my budgets and it will keep track of how much I've spent in each category. Takes a lot of the hassle out of tracking your spending.
     
  4. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    Agree with the two above me. It's super handy. I don't do any sort of tax stuff with it, though.
     
  5. CycoCyclone

    CycoCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Agree with above, keeps track of all my accounts so I can see all transactions and trending in one spot.

    Also, makes sure the wife isn't sneaking anything past me :eek:
     
  6. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    I don't use it for taxes but really like it for tracking progress on goals + all your transactions and accounts.
     
  7. Sigmapolis

    Sigmapolis Well-Known Member

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    I travel a lot for work/put it on my card for points/expense it, so it's description of my spending habits regarding my income and goals are way out of left field.

    It's nice to see the account balances, though, and my total net worth slipping and gaining over various months for various reasons, so I think it's a nice tip.

    I think everybody would probably save more/spend more rightly if they had a one-stop reference like this all of the time.
     
  8. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    You could split out amounts relating to work so that they don't throw off your personal data.
     
  9. jtdoyle1

    jtdoyle1 Well-Known Member

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    I am with all the above posters... I use it to track personal finances but not linked to taxes.
     
  10. cloneteach

    cloneteach Well-Known Member

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    This must not work with all banks?
     
  11. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    it worked with both my home local bank and the larger one I'm with now
     
  12. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    I think as long as your bank has online banking, it will likely work. Worth a shot.
     
  13. cloneteach

    cloneteach Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I got it to work. I could spend hours on this site.
     
  14. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, it can be a little addicting to look at all of the trends and how you spend your money
     
  15. 1100011CS

    1100011CS Well-Known Member

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    It can be depressing too
     
  16. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    Sadly it doesn't work with all banks. We used Collins Community in CR when we were in Iowa and the service they used for online banking did not allow mint access.
     
  17. JSmoove

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    I have it and love the mobile app. Keeps saying I have a lot of student debt which bums me out.
     
  18. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
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    How is the security? I would think a centralized place for financial information would be a prime target for hacking.
     
  19. CysRage

    CysRage Well-Known Member

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    I'm a mint user but i haven't ever worried about being hacked. If it was hacked they could only view your account balances. You cannot transfer any funds on mint.
     
  20. Balls

    Balls Well-Known Member

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    What about all the account login information you are providing. This must be stored somewhere. If hacked, couldn't this be used to log into the actual financial site and transfer out money, etc?

    I like the idea but seems like there's a risk.
     

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