Synopses & Reviews
Mint.com offers a tasty way to save money, shed debt, and stick to your budget — learn how!
This isn't the kind of mint you put on a pillow; it's the kind that's full of money. Mint.com not only gives you sound financial advice but also shows you how to put that advice into practice. This book helps you make Mint.com work for you, whether you just opened your first savings account or are about to crack your retirement nest egg.
Feel secure — learn about the security safeguards Mint.com offers and how to protect your information when accessing Mint.com away from home
Budgeting 101 — analyze income and expenses, create a budget you can live with, and be ready for emergencies
Looking ahead — monitor your net worth and plan for college, retirement, and other big expenses
Be loan wise — use Mint.com to monitor home and auto loans
Your investment advisor — track your stocks and mutual funds and let Mint.com help you find the investments that are right for you
Open the book and find:
Why credit cards can be both friend and foe
Hints for saving on car insurance
How Mint.com alerts prevent money headaches
Tips on budgeting for flexible expenses
How to make cash available for emergencies
Why mutual funds can be important for Mint.com users
How your net worth is calculated
Ten ways to boost your credit score
"Beyond the basics, you'll find powerful tips for managing your personal, household, and small business finances; setting budgets; gaining insight into your investments. . . . Mint.com For Dummies is the most thorough guide to using Mint.com that has been written."
–Aaron Patzer, Founder & CEO, Mint.com
If you've ever asked the question Where does all my money go? then Mint.com For Dummies is for you. Take control of your finances at the Mint.com Web site and see exactly where your money is going. Create a budget based on your current spending habits or create a budget with goals in mind (saving for a new home or car, paying off college loans early, having a comfortable retirement, etc.). In addition, if you have any of the following questions about Mint.com, you'll find the answers here: What should I be doing away from Mint.com? No book is better at simplifying personal finance than the For Dummies series. Mint.com For Dummies tells you everything you need to be keeping track of outside of Mint.com, and the simplest ways to do so. Can I access Mint.com through my iPhone or Android phone? Stay up-to-date with your finances all the time with your favorite smart phone, from anywhere with Internet access. Dummies shows you how. Does my Mint.com information work with my tax software? Get the scoop on importing and exporting your tax information from Mint.com, including which tax software packages make it easiest.
In classic For Dummies style, this book tells you how to get going fast with the website and gives you all the information you'll need in handy checklists, with expert tips and warnings sprinkled throughout. Everything you need to take advantage of Mint.com with confidence
Series Features: The bestselling For Dummies series is a mainstay for beginners in any category featuring get-in get-out information in a clear and humorous style that makes learning fun.
Get empowered and take control of your personal finances with Mint.com!
Mint.com is a free Web-based personal financial management service that helps you set up your day-to-day finances and track bank, credit card, investment, and loan transactions through a single Web site that is accessible anytime, anywhere in the world that you can access through the Internet. This fun and friendly guide arms you with expert advice for managing your bills, following where your money is going, developing a budget, paying off loans, saving for a house or car, maximizing investments, managing retirement savings, and more. The straightforward and easy-to-understand Dummies writing style shows you how to use Mint.com to get your finances organized—and keep them that way.
- Introduces you to Mint.com, the free personal online finance management service that helps you set up and track your day-to-day finances
- Walks you through the steps for creating a budget based on your current spending habits or creating a budget with goals in mind (saving for a new home or car, paying off college loans early, having a comfortable retirement, etc.)
- Tells you everything you need to do to track bank, credit card, investments, loan transactions and manage your bills
- Shows you how to import and export tax information from Mint.com, including the tax software packages that make it the easiest
- Includes handy checklists, expert tips, invaluable advice, and helpful warnings throughout
Mint.com For Dummies helps you get your daily finances in mint condition!
About the Author
Gail A. Perry
, CPA, is the managing editor of AccountingWEB, a popular speaker, personal finance instructor, and the author of 30 books on taxes, financial software, and personal finance.
Matt Krantz is a nationally known financial journalist who covers Wall Street and the financial markets for USA TODAY.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Welcome to Mint.com.
Chapter 2: Setting Up Shop.
Chapter 3: Saving $1,000.
Chapter 4: Getting Minty with Credit Cards.
Chapter 5: Tracking Your Cash.
Chapter 6: Staying On Track with Alerts.
Chapter 7: Feeling Safe and Secure Using Mint.com.
Part II: Budgeting.
Chapter 8: Budgeting Income and Expenses.
Chapter 9: Working with Your Budget.
Chapter 10: Budgeting Irregular Income and Infrequent Expenses.
Chapter 11: Handling Emergencies.
Part III: Planning and Saving.
Chapter 12: Managing Your Net Worth.
Chapter 13: Avoiding Money Troubles.
Chapter 14: Accounting for Health Care.
Chapter 15: Navigating the School Daze Maze.
Chapter 16: Preparing for Retirement.
Part IV: Borrowing and Investing.
Chapter 17: Managing Car Loans and Mortgages.
Chapter 18: Your Mutual Fund Guide.
Chapter 19: Buying and Selling Stocks.
Chapter 20: Exploring Alternatives for Your Money.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Prepare for the Tax Man.
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Improve Your Credit Score.
Chapter 23: Ten Tips to Becoming a Mint.com Wiz.