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3 Options to the “Mint” Budgeting App


Nov 9, 2023


3 Options to the “Mint” Budgeting App

A lot of our purchasers have used Mint and it has been a favourite of MainStreet Monetary Planning for a few years. With the current information of Mint shutting down, we needed to share a number of useful alternate options for budgeting instruments that will help you keep on monitor with engaging in your targets!

YNAB YNAB stands for “You Want a Funds” and it’s one which I’ve personally used and advocate to pals and purchasers. My husband and I have been gifted a subscription to YNAB throughout our first 12 months of marriage and it was extremely useful to us as we navigated the way to merge our funds and preserve monitor of every little thing. I take pleasure in their UX and their philosophy to “give each greenback a job”.  If you’re enthusiastic about checking it out, they provide a “34 Day Free Trial”. Value: $14.99/mo or $80/12 months ($8.25/month). 

Monarch – Monarch was began by Mint’s first product supervisor and has many of the identical capabilities in addition to a number of further advantages akin to including a further person or permitting your monetary advisor to have entry to view your finances as properly. Monarch makes it straightforward so that you can import your Mint historical past into its platform and is even providing an prolonged free trial for brand new customers who’re transferring from Mint. It additionally tracks funding holdings/portfolio allocation which lots of different budgeting instruments don’t monitor. Value: $14.99/month or when you pay all at one time it’s $99.99/12 months or $8.33/month.

Tiller – MainStreet Monetary Advisor, Jennifer Bush, CFP® , has personally used Tiller for over 4 years and enjoys it, saying that she likes that it’s “absolutely customizable, and spreadsheet-based and I can run stories and filter my transactions any manner I would really like.” Jennifer additionally stated that they’ve nice customer support and that their on-line group is responsive and interactive – when you put up a query it normally will get answered inside a day or you may search questions different customers have requested and discover your solutions that manner as properly. Tiller additionally posted a useful article that walks Mint customers by way of the way to export their transactions for backup in addition to to make use of when migrating them to a brand new cash administration device.  Value: $79/12 months

Whether or not you take pleasure in utilizing an app to trace your spending or a plain previous spreadsheet (or pen and paper for that matter) – we simply need you to have a device that works for YOU. As we method the tip of 2023 – now is a superb time to overview your finances and suppose by way of a few of your monetary targets for 2024 and a budgeting device may assist get again on monitor.


Anna Sergunina, CFP® delves deeper into this subject in our subsequent



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