Save Yourself a Mint is a web-based money management tool that is both automatic, and completely free. The site, which first launched in September of this year, allows users to track most of their financial transactions in one place. An account is easy to set up, and Mint assures users that it’s backed by the same security measures as online banks.

“Mint connects to over 3,500 US financial institutions. Your account information is updated each night. Mint automatically categorizes all your purchases, showing you how much you spend on gas, groceries, parking, rent, restaurants, DVD rentals and more, with amazing precision. An advanced alerting system highlights any unusual activity, low balances, unwanted fees and charges, and upcoming bills so you’re in constant contact with your money – effortlessly.”

This is just one of many examples of how traditionally paid, desktop-based software is being challenged by free, web-based competition. In our new open, free, web-friendly world, what are you doing to stay ahead of the competition? Learn more at Mint.


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