Why we like it: Mint.com
, a popular, free online personal finance tool is now owned by Quicken (Stock Quote: INTU), is a straightforward and easy-to-look-at tool with color-coded pie charts, lists and graphs. Using your bank login information, Mint updates your account balances each time you log in and can automatically filter each transaction into a specific category.
Downside: The automatic filters can be a little off, putting transactions it categories they don't belong in, or leaving them uncategorized. If the the pie charts showing how much you've spent and what you paid for looks wrong, you may want to go over individual transactions to see if something's out of place. For between $60 and $150, you can get Quicken
software that adds the ability to protect your online banking data, facilitate tax preparation and even keep track of business income and manage rental properties.
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