You’ve no doubt seen mistakes in newspapers before. A mistake can be made on the front page of the paper. But where does the retraction run? In a little box in some obscure place in the newspaper. I’ve always hated that. I understand that people make mistakes, but when you make a mistake, you should own up to it.
So that’s what I’m doing. Not long ago, I reviewed Mint. In my rundown of the pros and cons, I said that one of the cons (in fact the only con) was that Mint had no up front budget support. I was wrong. A big thank you to Mint’s marketing director, Donna Wells, for pointing that out to me.
Donna gave me a link to a blog post explaining the budgeting feature, which took effect in October of last year. After Donna left her comment, I headed back to Mint to play around with the budgeting feature. Here’s what I found.
If you can make Mint’s categories work for you, the budgeting feature is pretty good. It seems that Mint is always changing things for the better, and I am hopeful that the budgeting feature will continue to improve. I still love Mint, and I’m hoping that one day it will be the only money management application that I need.
One Final Note
Donna also left me a link to an article at PC World about how Mint can protect your accounts. I know some of you had expressed unease at the security of Mint, and this might be of interest to you. Also, here is a link to Mint’s page on their security.
So thank you once again, Donna, for setting me straight.
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