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Mint.com
Mint.com is a free web-based personal financial management service for the US and Canada

Description
Mint's primary service allows users to track bank, credit card, investment, and loan transactions and balances through a single user interface as well as make budgets and goals. In 2009, it was acquired by Intuit

price
Free

Security
Mint asks users to provide both the user names and the passwords to their bank accounts, credit cards, and other financial accounts, which then Mint stores in their databases in a decryptable format. This has raised concerns that if the Mint databases are ever hacked, both user names and passwords would become available to rogue 3rd parties. Some banks support a separate "access code" for read-only access to financial information, which reduces the risk to some degree

I saw mentioned here and in other threads that mint.com is secure because it's 'read only'

it is simply not true;

to clarify:
                  Mint needs to access your financial accounts read-only since they don't do any transactions.
                  the user-name and password you provide is decrypt-able since they have to login.
                   if any hacker hacks their database and gets your user-name and password they can make any transaction they want.
unless
                   you provide Mint.com with a read only access token.

Note
the accounts don't have to be from 1 person or the same SSN.
if you have one account displayed in multiple accounts you can hide them in settings (Top left accounts)
you can set what category it should be marked in the future by selecting category > expand "Edit detials" > check "Rules"

Mint-Bills
In May 2014, purchased Check

Description
Get alerts when bills are due and easily make payments online.
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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #180 on: May 15, 2016, 09:00:35 PM »
Pageonce > Check > Mint Bills
Silly me for looking at the thread title :)
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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #181 on: July 04, 2016, 11:22:25 AM »
I am going crazy with all the different credit card accounts for both me and my wife...I have been wanting to sign up to Mint already for a while, just nervous about security...Is any body concerned about it being hacked? I know anything can be hacked, but here all my info is in one place such as all credit cards accounts etc, Vs someone would have to hack each bank separately?

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #182 on: July 04, 2016, 11:51:11 AM »
I am going crazy with all the different credit card accounts for both me and my wife...I have been wanting to sign up to Mint already for a while, just nervous about security...Is any body concerned about it being hacked? I know anything can be hacked, but here all my info is in one place such as all credit cards accounts etc, Vs someone would have to hack each bank separately?
Worth the risk..

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #183 on: August 29, 2016, 05:48:38 PM »
I used to use One Receipt together with mint.com so that I can see the details of the charges...now that One Receipt has closed down has anyone used anything similar?
Also does anyone use Waveapps? looks like it does everything that mint does plus keep track of receipts.

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #184 on: August 29, 2016, 07:46:11 PM »
Personally I've only logged into Mint to add up the balances all my accounts. Never liked the way the other features worked. Does anyone use it for budgeting or verifying transactions? Interested in hearing your thoughts and how it works for you.

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #185 on: October 09, 2016, 09:43:21 PM »
Has anyone been able to connect their Paypal account to mint.com?
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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #186 on: October 10, 2016, 03:28:34 PM »
Has anyone been able to connect their Paypal account to mint.com?
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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #187 on: October 10, 2016, 06:59:39 PM »
What for?
I want all my transactions in one place. If I have a paypal balance when making a purchase, that transaction won't show up on my credit card, thus it won't be in Mint.
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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #188 on: October 10, 2016, 07:00:45 PM »
I want all my transactions in one place. If I have a paypal balance when making a purchase, that transaction won't show up on my credit card, thus it won't be in Mint.
Why ever would u make a purchase using ur pp balance?
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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #189 on: October 10, 2016, 07:29:39 PM »
Why ever would u make a purchase using ur pp balance?
If it's only a few dollars and I don't have time to go withdraw first
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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #190 on: October 11, 2016, 01:13:37 AM »
If it's only a few dollars and I don't have time to go withdraw first
anyway now you can pay w  a cc even if you have a pp balance

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #191 on: October 22, 2016, 08:51:11 PM »
anyway now you can pay w  a cc even if you have a pp balance
Haven't seen that yet, cool!
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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #192 on: October 24, 2016, 10:30:43 PM »
I want all my transactions in one place. If I have a paypal balance when making a purchase, that transaction won't show up on my credit card, thus it won't be in Mint.

Yes you can add your Paypal account to mint.  The balance is counted like a bank account and will show transactions.

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #193 on: October 26, 2016, 11:15:39 AM »
For the last couple of months all the updates are BAD! :)
Used to be so much better (a year ago)

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #194 on: October 26, 2016, 11:20:51 AM »
Yes you can add your Paypal account to mint.  The balance is counted like a bank account and will show transactions.
Thanks! Not sure why it didn't see it last time, but it's connected now.
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