Mint.com is the online home of Mint, a budgeting program and mobile application available from Intuit that promises to give people “the entire picture” when it comes to their finances, so they can meet their financial goals.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, common financial mistakes are made simply because there are so many different pieces that people have difficulty organizing and keeping track of all together, including bills, loan payments, credit cards, and more.
Mint.com takes all of your financial accounts and connects them together in a single place so you can see exactly what you have and exactly what you owe. You can also track your personal spending habits, any investments you’ve made, and more.
Since this company connects with all your financial companies, it can automatically update and categorize your information in real time. And because Mint knows what’s going on with your money, they say they can help you find savings along the way.
The savings you get can either be in simply saving your money, since you have a better understanding of how you are spending it, or in recommending to you additional resources and services that can help you save money on the expenses you already have.
Currently this mobile application is available for download on both iOS and Android operating platforms, as well as can be downloaded from the Amazon.com mobile app marketplace.
The Mint.com mobile application and budgeting services are completely free of charge at this time. Instead, Mint pays for all its overhead in two different ways. The first, of course, is by allowing advertising on their website and app, while the second is by recommending additional services and goods to their customers that can help with their financial needs.
It is important to note that Mint.com does not promote goods or services just because they have partnered with them, but rather they choose goods and services that will meet the needs of their customers and then have reached out to them for a partnership.
Because this company does not charge their customers any membership or usage fees for their services, they also do not provide a Refund Policy of any kind. If a customer uses one of their advertisements or links to purchase another service or good, then customers will need to speak to the company from which they made their purchase in order to request any information about refunds, cancellations, or returns.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by submitting them to their website using their Support link and then clicking on the Contact Email Support option, or by using the website’s Live Chat feature whenever it is available.
Generally speaking, Mint.com has excellent reviews and is very highly regarded by their customers and by financial websites and blogs. Some websites have even called it the best budgeting software and application available, specifically because this program offers such a wide range of features and useful services all while still being completely free of charge.
In addition, because this service is run by Intuit, the makers of TurboTax and Quicken, it is considered a service that can be trusted with your financial information, as it uses the same secure encryption methods as used by these other programs.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are actually many different mobile applications and websites which attempt to help users with their financial budgeting and their financial goals, including Mvelopes, YNAB, Digit.co, and many others.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Mint.com reviews below.
1 ‘Mint.com’ Review
Tame your finances
I absolutely love Mint because it helps me tame my finances.
I first heard in on a podcast (internet radio show – MoneyGirl) and it blew my mind, but my husband was worried because it’d be directly connected to our bank account. So I had to open a test bank account and within 1 month I was absolutely crazy about the service that my husband wanted to check it out. He talked to our bank and our manager advised us to always check our totals everyday but that so far it was a safe tool. So we jumped right in and it has been amazing because our finances are now fun and easy to track. We have not been able to save as much as we wanted but we are now capable of tracking our expenses and see where we can save up some money. Of course it is not an instant solution, but hopefully it will be our last time trying to figure out how to handle money – so far it works wonderfully!