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Old 01-04-2013, 10:56 AM
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Back on topic, I've been considering Mint lately. I have always shied away from it because I wasn't comfortable keeping log in info for so many accounts in the same place. But if they haven't been hacked yet...

Really, it would be nice to keep everything in once place and accessible at a glance, and if I'm not going to be good about keeping an offline accounting system updated then maybe its time to use an online system...
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yes. i have been using it for a few years now. have found it very convenient
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Back on topic, I've been considering Mint lately. I have always shied away from it because I wasn't comfortable keeping log in info for so many accounts in the same place. But if they haven't been hacked yet...

Really, it would be nice to keep everything in once place and accessible at a glance, and if I'm not going to be good about keeping an offline accounting system updated then maybe its time to use an online system...
They keep a different set of logins for some accounts, for my trading account its a password to get info but not trade/deposit/withdraw things, I think it's called a partner password or some
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They keep a different set of logins for some accounts, for my trading account its a password to get info but not trade/deposit/withdraw things, I think it's called a partner password or some
Yeah, if everyone did that I'd be ready to jump right in. But they don't yet, so I'm still hesitant.
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Back on topic, I've been considering Mint lately. I have always shied away from it because I wasn't comfortable keeping log in info for so many accounts in the same place. But if they haven't been hacked yet...
this is my primary concern with Mint.
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What do these products or services do for you that one cannot do himself/herself with a couple of excel spreadsheets and basic actuarial programming skills?
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What do these products or services do for you that one cannot do himself/herself with a couple of excel spreadsheets and basic actuarial programming skills?
Quicken has a one click option (or it did back when I used it) where it will pull down your banking data and auto-reconcile for you. If you are truely lazy, it will enter all your transactions for you as well based on what it downloaded (which kind of removes the checks and balances)
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What do these products or services do for you that one cannot do himself/herself with a couple of excel spreadsheets and basic actuarial programming skills?
Mint is free and the programming work has already been done for you. The big attraction, and the risk of something like Mint, is that it aggregates all your accounts and their information into one view.
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If you trust turbotax (milllions do) then you can trust mint. I know it might feel wrong, but the convenience of mint and the interface (iPad app is great as well) convinced me. Been using it for a few years and have convinced many families and friends to do the same.
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If you trust turbotax (milllions do) then you can trust mint. I know it might feel wrong, but the convenience of mint and the interface (iPad app is great as well) convinced me. Been using it for a few years and have convinced many families and friends to do the same.
What is the basis for this comparison? With Turbotax you enter in financial information by hand, or download it once into their system. With Mint you leave your login information for various financial accounts on file so that they can periodically log in and update their dashboard for you.
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