Tired of Mint’s constant ads, unreliable customer service, and syncing problems? Then you’ve come to the right place.
We have compiled a list of 12 better alternatives that’ll also help you grow your wealth.
But first, a quick look at Mint.
Here’s what Mint says:
“Mint is versatile enough to help anyone’s money make sense without much effort. There’s no wrong way to use it, and nothing to lose getting started. You’ll be surprised how life-changing something so simple can be.”
Mint is a convenient all-in-one money management tool. In Mint you can link multiple accounts, track your cash flow and plan your budget. You can also monitor your credit score.
Because it’s free, Mint partners with financial institutions that give you offers to invest, to get loans, or to open credit cards.
But Mint can be clunky and unreliable. It lacks smart investment features. And its customer service has been in a steady decline.
Thankfully, there are lots of great alternatives to Mint.
Let’s take a look at them.
Yes, we’re tooting our own horn first. Because we’re the only all-in-one Employee Stock Options management solution out there (that we know of). We make growing your wealth with Employee Stock Options (ESOs) easy.
We’ve crunched data from over 800,000 companies to predict any company’s future valuation. We help you earn what you’re worth and kickstart your journey to doubling or even tripling your ESOs gains.
ESOs are an important part of the startup compensation practice. You trade a lower salary for a stake in the company, hoping it’ll become the next Google. And you’re right to do it. It’s your chance to win big.
But how do you know which company will give you a better deal? Be more successful? Make you the most money?
That’s where GrowthAdvisor does its magic.
We can predict any company’s exit scenario, future ESOs value, and the right time to cash out. With GrowthAdvisor, you can better understand your options, master the key negotiation tactics, and prosper.
Browse companies to see any company’s ESOs’ value;
Browse companies to find those with “magic qualities”:
Have a bigger than average ESOs pool;
Are greatly de-risked;
Have hyper-growth indicators;
Give the most generous amounts of ESOs;
Have minimized the risk and maximized the equity;
Use our Negotiation Chart to see if you can get more from your current employer or to get more from another company when they give you a job offer;
Make the best decision on if and when to leave your current employer;
Get the best assessment of risk vs. reward and public vs. pre-exit companies, then decide what’s best for you;
Decide if and when all employees should group-negotiate higher equity;
Know the exact amount of equity you should get at any company (above what they offer);
Plan your future career:
jump to another company for a job title improvement and income increase, or
stay at your current company;
Understand your current and past ESOs;
Decide if you should sell your ESOs before an exit;
Ready to give us a try? Get started here.
Still deciding on what’s best for you? Then keep reading.
Quicken is “a comprehensive financial planning tool to manage expenses, estimates, and more.”
Quicken offers budget creation tools, debt tracking, savings goals, bill management, Excel exporting, and investment coaching. It can manage both personal and business expenses. It can also handle property management like rental payments from tenants.
3. You Need a Budget (YNAB)
YNAB “combines easy software with Four Simple Rules to help you quickly gain control of your money, get out of debt, and save more money faster.”
YNAB provides tutorials on a variety of different financial topics designed to help you better understand your spending and budgeting habits. They don’t really go into depth about investments, though. But they do help to plan your spending ahead of time.
Personal Capital lets you “take control of your finances” and “get access to insight-driven wealth management services and free online financial management tools.”
Personal Capital focuses primarily on investing. It provides two services: a free personal finance app and a paid financial advisor service. You can see your entire financial picture at a glance and set goals for retirement, college, a new house, and more. You can also analyze and track your investments.
CountAbout’s “personal finance software imports data from Quicken and Mint, and automatically syncs data in all your accounts.”
CountAbout lets you create simple budgets. It’s a simplified version of Quicken and a decent alternative to Mint. All this, without ads.
Tiller Money “automatically keeps your finances up-to-date in spreadsheets so you can easily track and customize everything in one place.”
Tiller Money provides you with customized Google Sheets that are updated with your bank account information. You can track your spending and income. And you can see it represented in easy-to-understand graphs. Basically, they’re as close to spreadsheet budgeting as you can get.
PocketSmith helps you “manage your budget and forecast your finances.”
PocketSmith is based on a calendar and the idea of event-based budgeting. You can analyze your spending patterns and project your financial future. You can also create monthly, weekly or even daily budgets. And you can track your quarterly taxes.
EveryDollar “helps you create a monthly budget, track spending, save money, and get out of debt fast.”
EveryDollar was created by Dave Ramsey, the author of The Total Money Makeover. The tool works on the principle of zero-based budgeting. You can divide your budget into expense categories, such as housing, transportation, and food.
MoneyDance is “a powerful yet easy to use personal finance app.”
With MoneyDance you can choose to have your accounts update automatically or manually. You can see a quick snapshot of your account, upcoming bills, and balance. You can enter new transactions via the mobile app and track the performance of individual stocks or mutual funds.
Goodbudget is a “personal and household budgeting system.”
Goodbudget uses the envelope budgeting method. You can create envelopes for monthly and future spending categories, so you can spend, save, and give to those important in your life. This method is great because it helps you ditch credit cards and teaches you to rely on using cash.
Dollarbird is a “collaborative smart calendar for your finances with a spark of AI.”
Dollarbird is a great budgeting app that lets you collaborate with family members in your household. So everyone can spend and save with the same goals in mind.
You can have up to 20 calendars and three team members. You can also create a 5-year plan to map out larger expenses and financial goals.
Status Money is a “social network for your money.”
Status Money privately connects you with peers so you can share financial tips and insights, compare finances, earn cash rewards and intelligently manage your money. The goal is to create financial transparency in a world where no one likes to talk about their budget or income.
Mint is one of the oldest financial planning tools. But it’s lacking lots of features that you can find in other tools.
For example, if you own Employee Stock Options, we hope you’ll give us a try. Did we mention it’s free? It’s absolutely FREE FOREVER.
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