Since I first covered Mint.com here last year, I have become a devotee. (The video above explains how it works in a nutshell.) This financial site (now owned by Intuit) gathers all my financial transaction from all my accounts, loans, and credit cards into one place so I can see in a glance what’s happening in my entire fiscal universe. Since I set it up, I’ve check in on my money almost as obsessively as I check in with my social networks. Â Every day, at least once, I hit Facebook, Twitter, then Mint.com to see what my peeps and cash are up to.
Not only do I have a budget and a long-term financial plan now but I know instantly when I’m blowing my budget, endangering that plan, or doing something that will positively impact my financial future. It’s fun.
An announcement on Monday, though, is helping bring my peeps and cash together. Mint.com has announced a social network, forum where I can ask questions and get answers from the folks at Mint.com or other obessive Mint users like me. The question that has beenÂ bothering me since I switched to an Android phone is, “Where’s the Android App!?!!!?” And I got right my answer as soon as I landed in the community. (“On the way!”) I was not the only one with this question. So I didn’t even have to ask it. It had already been asked and answered.
Pretty neat stuff.