As we get older our financial lives becomes more complex and more difficult to keep track of. There are many tools available to help manage your money–some are free, some aren’t. I’m a big believer that you can get most, if not all, of the tools you need for free.
A free option for money management is Mint.com’s personal finance software. Once setup, it pulls all of your financial information into one place making it easier to understand your situation and make better financial decisions. Mint even has a free application for smartphones that allows you to stay on top of your finances wherever you are. The goal is to make money management easier and help you reach your financial goals. Security is an important factor, so Mint.com uses similar encryption to banks as well as VeriSign and TRUSTe verification. Additionally, Mint.com is only a tool to view and understand you financial data–money can’t be transferred with it.
If you could use a tool to help manage your money, develop a budget, track investments and get back on track with your financial goals, Mint.com is probably the best free option out there.