Welcome to Mint, a Web site devoted to offering you the best financial tools for free! When I first discovered this site, I was worried about security. With all the identity theft going on out there and this site wanting to put all your financial information in one place, I knew it had to be secure. Well, they feature bank level security and it doesn’t get any safer than that!

Now, before I delve deeper into Mint’s financial features, I want to point out the tab. That will take you to the site’s blog, where you will learn all about being smart with your finances. Whether you’re starting to manage debt or you’re looking to learn more about budgeting or saving, you’ll find valuable information here.

So, how does Mint work? Well, you register, sign in and then provide the log in information for any banks, credit cards or investment accounts you want to manage through Mint. That puts your information all in one place for easy access so that you can track your spending, budgets and more!

Another feature I really like is Mint tries to find you savings. I also love how they keep you up to date with your accounts. For example, if something fishy happens, they e-mail you or text you by phone. They even keep track of low balances.

Signing up is easy! Just click on the Register button and fill out the form. You need a valid e-mail address, a password and a zip code. Once you do that, you can dive right in! Next, you go through the one time account setup. It’s the only time you’ll be entering your personal information for your bank, credit cards, etc. Mint’s security has been verified by TRUSTe and VeriSign and it takes you through the process step by step.

I’ve been looking for a great way to manage my finances, budget easily and stay on top of my accounts and I’m certain I have found all of that and more here at Mint. Check it out today!

~ Amanda