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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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Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #197 on: January 24, 2017, 06:33:45 PM »
They're getting rid of Mint Bills forcing everybody into Mint. Sad.

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #198 on: June 14, 2017, 11:23:48 PM »
I have 2 Amex accounts linked that only have the primary cards on that login. Today for some reason all aus are showing up on mint even though it doesn't show up when I login to Amex. Being that it's dozens of aus its slowing down the whole app. Anyone have this? Any ideas? I unlinked it and linked it again and their all still there. Tia

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #199 on: June 15, 2017, 10:37:35 AM »
I have 2 Amex accounts linked that only have the primary cards on that login. Today for some reason all aus are showing up on mint even though it doesn't show up when I login to Amex. Being that it's dozens of aus its slowing down the whole app. Anyone have this? Any ideas? I unlinked it and linked it again and their all still there. Tia
There's no way around that. Even if your Amex login only shows the primaries in the account selection area, it's still showing all transactions for the account, including AU's (CMMIW). The transaction data is what Mint is pulling - no way to seaprate that.

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #200 on: June 15, 2017, 10:41:07 AM »
There's no way around that. Even if your Amex login only shows the primaries in the account selection area, it's still showing all transactions for the account, including AU's (CMMIW). The transaction data is what Mint is pulling - no way to seaprate that.
It always showed transactions from aus. The problem is now aus are showing up as another account. So it has to refresh dozens of accounts every time.

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #201 on: June 15, 2017, 10:46:02 AM »
It always showed transactions from aus. The problem is now aus are showing up as another account. So it has to refresh dozens of accounts every time.
Maybe set the AU 'accounts' to closed in Mint?

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #202 on: June 15, 2017, 10:53:29 AM »
Maybe set the AU 'accounts' to closed in Mint?
Was thinking of that but does that mean it won't refresh that account? It's sill has to refresh that login and in their system those accounts are still there

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #203 on: June 15, 2017, 11:08:04 AM »
Was thinking of that but does that mean it won't refresh that account? It's sill has to refresh that login and in their system those accounts are still there
Try it and see if it still picks up those transactions from the primary card. If it does, great. If not, set the AU's back to active.

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #204 on: June 18, 2017, 03:10:26 PM »
I have 2 Amex accounts linked that only have the primary cards on that login. Today for some reason all aus are showing up on mint even though it doesn't show up when I login to Amex. Being that it's dozens of aus its slowing down the whole app. Anyone have this? Any ideas? I unlinked it and linked it again and their all still there. Tia
Bump. Anyone having same issue? I wonder if it has to do with new Amex site

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #205 on: July 21, 2017, 12:06:46 AM »
Anyone else having issues lately with Amex accounts updating?

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #206 on: July 23, 2017, 11:10:07 AM »
Anyone else having issues lately with Amex accounts updating?
been working fine for me
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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #207 on: August 02, 2017, 06:11:00 PM »
Anyone else having issues lately with Amex accounts updating?

No issues. been working okay.

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #208 on: August 02, 2017, 06:18:40 PM »
working for me.

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Re: Mint.com- tracks your finances
« Reply #209 on: August 02, 2017, 07:04:38 PM »
For a while now, Mint hasn't been reading the transactions I make. When I log in (rarely, now), it's showing full access to all my accounts, but at the end of the week they email me that I've spent $0.

Anyone else experience this or has ideas of how to fix?