38 responses

  1. Tim Berry
    March 31, 2013

    I have used both Mint and PageOnce. Mint has made significant improvements and I love it. We use it for budgeting, alerts when we go over budget, and planning for our kids’ college tuition. PageOnce use to be great, but it seems that several sites now block them including travel sites such as Delta, United, and Expedia. Never checked out Yodlee, but can see there are some evangelists here.

  2. Ruth
    February 14, 2013

    I’ve had it with Mint.com financial software! This is the final straw for me with Mint. I had 4 bank accounts duplicate for unknown reasons, and when I thought I was deleting the dups, I deleted all the accounts for that bank – 6 of them! Plus all transactions are gone. Forever! I had spent many hours setting up our budget, getting all accounts on line, teaching Mint how to categorize transactions, etc. The only “work around” for all the dups is manually editing all the duplicated transactions to “hide” them. Not how I want to spend my time!
    My theory is that Mint is Intuit’s marketing strategy to get people to purchase Quicken. Every time I ran into a problem with Mint, the answer from Mint (if there even was one) was something like, “there is no fix at this time” or “we are working on it”. And, those replies were one or more years old. I won’t purchase Quicken because it is not what I need. I need a program that works like Mint, and really WORKS! I’d be happy to pay for it if the serious bugs were fixed.
    Oh, well. I read that Yodlee is much better even if the interface is a bit clunky. Right now that sounds fine.

    • Stacy Hill
      February 26, 2013

      Check out PageOnce. It’s available as an app. I just downloaded it an absolutely love it. I haven’t had to contact customer service yet and haven’t been using it long enough to come across any problems but so far, so good. It’s worth a try if you’ve sworn off of mint.

      Good luck!

      • Dominique Brown
        February 27, 2013

        I’ve been using toddler for the last few years and I’m kind of comfortable with it. If aunt broke, why try to fix it :-)

  3. Richard
    December 8, 2012

    If you guys are looking for an all-in-one monthly bill tracker (that works with GE credit cards), try giving us a shot on your smartphone: http://www.mobilligy.com We’ll aggregate all your bill info and bank accounts as well. And we take security extremely seriously too.

  4. Still_Looking
    September 22, 2012

    I started using Mint but find it somewhat useless to actually track budgets when it does not allow for entering recurring transactions. I have to remember when and how much regular bills are in order to know how much money I actually have to spend. Lesser apps seem to get the necessity of recurring transactions but Mint doesn't seem to realize how important it is.
    If there is an app that exists on iphone and Android that can tie my online bank statements into one place along with letting me enter recurring bills and payments so I can actually know my current monthly balance I would really like to know about it.

    • URFinanceSimple
      September 22, 2012

      Dave,I'm not sure of an app that does that. I currently use a good ol' spreadsheet to calculate my daily/weekly/monthly transactions. I use Yodlee to aggregate all my accounts and give me a few of all my transactions.On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 7:21 PM, YFS <yourfinancessimplified@gmail.com> wrote: approve

  5. pfd
    July 23, 2012

    I live OUTSIDE of the United States and have finances OUTSIDE of the United States (as well as inside)…. I've had a look at Mint and at PageOnce — both appear NOT to work with financial institutions outside of North America… Any Advice for someone in New Zealand!?

    • URFinanceSimple
      July 23, 2012

      Sorry I have no clue on what works in New Zealand

    • Jeff
      August 16, 2012

      Been a loyal mint fan for 5 years when it first came out. I was skeptic to have cloud finances but i enjoy seeing all of the finances refresh daily. I can see where the family is spending money and know how much goes to housing, food, gas etc.

      I recently started to use pageonce. One feature that i really enjoy is they allow you to enter your billing accounts.
      IE you can add your ATT phone bill, Electric bill, sprint bill, time warner, gas bill and it will compile and tell you what you are going to pay on Dec 1st if your bill has been posted and you have it on autopay.
      Great feature to track spend in advance of it posting to your CC or checking account.

      • URFinanceSimple
        August 16, 2012

        Jeff,Great insights about pageonce. I am a yodlee fan myselfOn Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM, YFS <yourfinancessimplified@gmail.com> wrote: approve

  6. Jeff from NC
    July 4, 2012

    Just as an FYI, anyone wanting to use Mint must know this: If you have any credit cards that are through GE Money Bank, GEMB will not allow Mint to talk to them, see this link http://satisfaction.mint.com/mint/topics/issues_w… . I am going to try Yodlee because of this.

    • URFinanceSimple
      July 4, 2012

      Thanks for the headsup!

    • Danyelle from VA
      July 8, 2012

      Jeff, I have tried Yodlee to try to resolve this issue as well and have found that my GEMB acccounts are not updating on Yodlee either. My Old Navy Card Account and JCPenny Card won't update on Yodlee. I'm so frustrated, I'm considering closing my GEMB accounts in protest.

      • URFinanceSimple
        July 8, 2012

        I wouldn't consider closing any credit accounts, because of the impact on your credit. Did you think of just paying the card off and not using it?

  7. Richard Wallach
    April 15, 2012

    Which ones work with ge credit and store cards such as Amazon? Mint has problems with them as of the last time I tried. I like PocktMoney but not an aggregator.

    Thanks.

  8. Shaun @ Money Cactus
    March 1, 2012

    I wish I could use mint, but it doesn't have the capacity to 'talk' to Australian banks. The best I have been able to do is download transaction data and upload manually, but it is rather painful.

    • YFS
      March 1, 2012

      Did you try yodlee? I've heard that yodlee is tied in with more financial institutions.

  9. Aloysa @ My Broken C
    February 28, 2012

    I used to use Mint. Somehow it got really time consuming and I stopped. I am thinking to go back and start from scratch in March. I really liked their budgeting feature.

    • YFS
      February 29, 2012

      I say use yodlee! Yodlee is much better and more secure. Yodlee is responsible for securing your bank transactions from your online banking already and they never experienced a breach.

  10. AverageJoeMoney
    February 28, 2012

    I'm a Mint user (I think my link before proves it :-) )….Mint also has iPad access also. It's a recent feature.

    I like the HelloWallet budget payoff projection feature. That's great for visual people like me….

    • YFS
      February 28, 2012

      boooooooooo… You need to come to the dark side and join the yodlee bandwagon!

  11. The Happy Homeowner
    February 28, 2012

    I'm in the same boat as BE, although not for security-related reasons. I love, love, love my Excel workbook that I've created from scratch and have updated for the past 6 years religiously.

    In it, I track my monthly budgets, daily spending (to the penny!), net worth, mortgage & student loan balances, annual goals, etc. I also track how much interest I pay on each student loan, my own version of various loan amortization tables, and a few other nifty tricks via charts & graphs.

    I find that manually entering everything provides one more layer of assurance that I'm staying accountable/transparent as well as working towards my goals (and minimizing erroneous spending).

    • YFS
      February 28, 2012

      I maintain my monthly spending plan by using the transactions tab from yodlee.. I too manually enter everything.. But, I like the automated and ease of use of yodlee.

    • NY Teacher
      May 5, 2012

      Bravo for using Excel. I'm a big fan of keeping finances OFFLINE…check out privacyrights dot org for verifiable security breach info. Sadly, people don't know how to use software.

      • YFS
        May 5, 2012

        Thanks for the tip on privacyrights.org. I will definitely check it out, from my research yodlee has never been breached.

  12. Laz
    February 28, 2012

    I am a satisfied Yodlee user. It has a clutter-free interface and as you said, very secure.

    • YFS
      February 28, 2012

      Hello fellow Yodlee user! I knew there was more people like me out there. Is there any other reason aside from the user interface on why you use yodlee?

  13. BE @ BusyExecutiveMo
    February 27, 2012

    Call me crazy, but as a technology professional, I somehow find myself uncomfortable with cloud based financial services (just prefer local storage access). I have actually moved to an encrypted ms excel file with my own developed macros for my overall financial analysis. Works very well for what I need pulling stock quote and running my own scenarios. I used to be a quicken user, but got tire of having to move platforms and revisions.

    • YFS
      February 27, 2012

      Hmm… security is a big thing these days. But, the bank industry has very very strict security requirements. Yodlee to this day has never had a security breach. That's an amazing track record. More than 200 financial institutions, including Citibank and Bank of America use its services, touching nearly 26 million consumers. Your bank probably uses its technology, too, though Yodlee doesn't like to name names.

  14. Zac Coplan
    February 27, 2012

    I use mint, and love it! I see no reason to switch unless mint gives me a reason to, but the fact that they have acess to almost every financial institutition I use will keep me with them.

    • YFS
      February 27, 2012

      I use yodlee because of the simple user interface. I'm sure mint has a less cluttered ui but I doubt I will switch providers since I would have to move so much information.

  15. retirebyforty
    February 27, 2012

    I use Mint. It's pretty good at keep track of net worth.

    • YFS
      February 27, 2012

      For some reason mint never did it for me. I hated the UI

  16. Jeffrey
    February 27, 2012

    I use Mint, and it's the only one on your list that I've actually tried. It does all I ask of it, so I'm happy to stay put. I've also used Adaptu, which could be included in this list. They have a neat app, too.

    • YFS
      February 27, 2012

      I've tried out mint 2 years ago and I hated how cluttered the interface was. I use yodlee because it's simple and plain.

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