How they describe themselves: Mint.com is the nation’s leading online personal finance service, providing more than 1 million users a fresh, easy and intelligent approach to money management. And it’s free. Mint is tracking over $50 billion in transactions, $15 billion in assets and has identified more than $100 million in potential savings for its users. Mint.com takes less than five minutes to set up and Mint does the rest, securely downloading transaction data from more than 7,500 bank, credit card and investment accounts on a daily basis. Users never need to import or synch data. Patent-pending technology and proprietary algorithms categorize transactions; provide one view of all account activity; alert users to low balances, bank fees, upcoming bills, and unusual activity; and give personalized suggestions for significant savings opportunities.
What they think makes them better: Mint.com is rated top in its category by Kiplinger, Money, PC World and PC magazines, was named one of the 50 Best Websites of 2008 by Timemagazine, and has received two Webby awards, an American Business Award and accolades from the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, TechCrunch, and Lifehacker, since its September, 2007 launch. The company was named one of 34 international Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum in 2008 and publishes an award-winning personal finance blog at http://www.mint.com/blog. Mint’s management team includes industry veterans drawn from Charles Schwab, eBay, Expedia, Intuit, PGP and other leaders in the finance, security and software industries.