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Mint

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  • All versions:

    2.7 stars

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 2
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    2.2 stars

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    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 2.0 stars

    "Good program, but terribly slow website!"

    January 10, 2013  |   By Markymarc

    Version: Mint

    Pros

    It can check all of your bank accounts fast.

    Cons

    Their web site is slower than molasses and the program sets up an inaccurate budget mistaking any money deposits as "income." It also is difficult to exclude account if they're in the same bank.

    Summary

    At first I was impressed when I used the Mint App on my cell phone. But when it created an incorrect budget showing income I never had, I decided to see if I could go on line with my computer and set up an accurate budget. Although convoluted, reading the faq files helped. However their website was so slow, it became a total source of frustration, often asking me to log in again over and over. Thanks, no thanks. Even for a "free" program, the time wasted because of their slow website isn't worth using any program. Both thumbs down from me!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I'm going back to Quicken"

    September 27, 2012  |   By frs56

    Version: Mint

    Pros

    mobile & online access

    Cons

    1. can only budget the current (or past) month (i.e. you can't budget October before October 1st - what good is that?)
    2. can't budget an entire year
    3. reporting is AWFUL. All you can get is a transaction dump and it doesn't exclude transfers - you have to manually go in and exclude both halves of the transfer.
    4. you can't set up your own categories. You can set up new SUBcategories within the categories that MINT already has, but you can't set up new categories completely.
    5. It does not include unplanned expenditures/categories in calculating where you are against your budget. for example if you didn't have car repairs budgeted (who can budget for a flat tire?) it will record the expense, but that amount is not included in the total of where you are against your budgeted expenditures? How stupid is that?

    Summary

    MINT simply doesn't do what I need it to do to run my household. I love the ability to see things on the go, but I can set up the ability to access my home computer from work and turn on Quicken remotely so I can update & categorize during my lunch hour. I know Quicken owns Mint, but the only thing Mint has over PC based quicken is accessibility. In every other category Mint pales by comparison. It's barely in the game.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "would be great if it worked"

    June 1, 2010  |   By master_mind413

    Version: Mint

    Pros

    looks nice clean interface with a great UI very snappy and quick, lots of tools too choose from

    Cons

    it can not connect to my bank account, I tried it three times and every time it came back with an error

    Summary

    would be nice if it worked, but it doesnt

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Seems great but problems persist"

    May 30, 2010  |   By aevolker

    Version: Mint

    Pros

    Free online budgeting tool that syncs all of your checking, savings, investment, loan and credit card accounts, allowing you to see exactly where your money is going.

    Cons

    Persistent problems updating and linking accounts

    Summary

    The idea is great but the continuing problems with certain banks make it almost useless. The support team is aware of the issues and claims to be working on a fix, but over a month later there still is no solution. The budget-setting and planning tools and user-friendly interface keep me coming back to see if the problems have been solved, but my frustration has grown to the point that I am searching for new software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "awesome stuff"

    May 26, 2010  |   By jessicasouza

    Version: Mint

    Pros

    works great

    Cons

    none at all

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