Mint.com is a free web based financial website. You can put all of your financial account information in one place. I’ve heard about this website for a couple years now. I decided to sign up for it in November. The website is very secure. If you’re trying to get your finances right I would suggest that you sign up for it. Below are 5 specific reasons that I love it.
1. You can put all your accounts in one place.
I stated in the first paragraph that you can attach all of your accounts to your Mint.com profile. When I say all accounts, I really mean all accounts. You can attach your checking and savings accounts, credit cards, loans and much more. Being able to see everything in one place is good.
2. If you’re in debt it should motivate you.
Seeing the difference in your assets and debt could be an eye opener for some. Life comes at you fast . I know looking at the discrepancy in my account adds fuel to my fire. I can’t wait until there is more green than red on my account.
3. It shows all your transactions.
Whether you’re paying for groceries or paying a bill, the transaction shows up on your profile. You see everything that you pay for. You also see any late fees you may have. By seeing how much money you spend, hopefully it gets you to think about saving more.
4. It lets you know upcoming due dates for your bills.
I know people have very busy lives. If you have a lot of bills, you may forget a due date every once in a while. Mint helps with that. They have a small calendar on the overview page on your account that has the due dates listed. They also send out alerts via e-mail. You can also sign up for mobile alerts too.
5. You can create monthly budgets.
In my opinion I think everyone should have some type of budget. You can create a different budget each month with Mint. You can edit and create as many categories as you want to.
There are so many other things you can do with your Mint account. It was tough to list just 5.