Like any life changing activity,getting to know your finances and taking control of them is a workout. It will take time, dedication and a bit of soul searching. If you have a family, it can spawn discussion and ultimately re-focus your priorities. This is not all bad! So, one of the best financial publications around for the non professional is Kiplinger’s and their vote for the best online money manager is Mint.com.
With Mint.com you create a free account online. You enter the details for you bank accounts, loans and credit cards. It will link them all up, categorize your expenses, allow you to create goals and create a budget. Not only is it completely secure (10 million users can’t be wrong) but it is recommended by Money Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times in addition to Kiplinger’s.
“At Mint, we believe money is for living. So we make everything simple and streamlined. Sign up takes less than 5 minutes. Then Mint automatically pulls all your financial information into one place, so you can finally get the entire picture.”
Interestingly, Mint.com was purchased 2 years after it’s launch by Intuit, the makers of Quicken, Quickbooks and TurboTax. With Mint.com your financial information is in great hands and your future couldn’t be brighter.