Budget Tools: Mint.com

We’re not going to tell you what to budget, but if you’re planning on creating a budget for anything… college, saving to get a new car, moving out, etc… we urge you to check out Mint.com. Mint will sync with your debit cards, credit cards, students loans, car loans, house loans… anything you can throw at it. It tracks your spending and bills for you so you don’t need to waste time figuring out how much money you spent on coffee or gas last month. Not only does Mint have a simple easy to use layout on the web, the mobile apps for Mint are just as easy to use so you can track spending and budgets on the go.

I’ve been using Mint.com for a little over a year now, and I must say it comes in handy quite a bit. Seeing how much you spend on certain things can be shocking (I was spending $100 a month on coffee… ridiculous). It’s nice to get a reality check though to help figure out where you’re wasting money and how much you can save by cutting out bad habits. Mint will also send me bill reminders and give me tips for saving on repaying my student loans which is something all recent graduates can use help with. Best of all, its a free service and the apps are free too so you have no excuse to NOT use it. Check the video below for a more formal overview provided by Mint.

Web: http://www.mint.com

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mint&hl=en

iOS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mint.com-personal-finance/id300238550?mt=8

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