Free Online Money Management Tools

I like money.  I like money management (hey, I’m a personal finance blogger).  I like free stuff (who doesn’t?).  When you put all those together, you get some of the best free online money management tools to be found.

I’ve talked about it before, but since it is the new year, I thought I would once again highlight some of the best free online money management tools I’ve found.  Why online?  Well, I have been moving more and more of my stuff to the cloud (so I can access it anywhere from any device), and I’m sure a lot of people have been to.  It’s also useful for money management for college students.  Why?  Because you are always moving around, so having your finances in the cloud is great!

Here are some of my favorites, as well as some that have been mentioned before, but I haven’t used.

Mint Online Money ManagementMint

Mint is still the industry leader in online personal finance, and it has a lot to offer.  It connects with all types of accounts, and it is adding more everyday.  It is really good about tracking and categorizing your spending, and helping you stick to a budget.  Where it lags is tracking your investment performance, as it seems to have a hard time following investment accounts in general.

Follow this link to check out Mint.

My Favorite: Personal Capital

Personal CapitalPersonal Capital is the newest player on the block in online personal finance software.  It is very similar to Mint, except that is has much more powerful investing tools.  Personal Capital is actually an investment firm that offers this software for free.  I like it because it has the visuals of Mint, with more powerful investment tracking options, similar to Quicken – but it’s free!  You can check out my full review of Personal Capital.

 

Honorable Mentions

I haven’t tried out these online money management tools, but readers have chimed in about them in the past, so you may want to check them out:

Yodlee

SmartyPig

NeoBudget

ManageMe

 

Readers, do you use an online money management tool?  What do you recommend?  

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Comments

  1. says

    I don’t use any online money management tools, although I have checked out Mint and will be looking in more detail at Adaptu. (I’ve just taken a quick look at that so far.) I guess I’m just a spreadsheet kind of person ;)

  2. says

    I have mint.com but I can’t say I use it too much. I usually go into every site individually which can take a lot of time because I have many accounts that each do something different for me.

  3. says

    I use Mint.com to track all of my income and expenses. I discussed my process in depth at my site. In my opinion, Mint.com does the tracking and the budgeting extremely well. The area where it falls short is in the planning and goals. Its tools are weak and hard to use. I’m intrigued by the strategy of Manilla and am going to look into it some more. I like the idea of integration more areas into the planning software than just bank account balances and transactions. Great post.

  4. Ashley Morrissey says

    I’m not sure if this really relevant to the blog but I use Clover (an APP you can download on smart phones) and it allows me to track my money. From bank accounts, to Amazon, to what people even owe me. It’s pretty cool and invite only. I’ll leave a link and whoever is interested can read a little more on it since I am sure I didn’t give all of the best information. Enjoy!

    https://www.clover.com/a?inv&t=1dny1x72bdgj1

    P.S. That link holds 16 invitations left.

    -Ashley Morrissey
    ashleymorrissey90(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. Andrew @ Listen Money Matters says

    It’s funny, I was all about Quicken for the longest time even with reconciling being a pain. Then Mint came out and I haven’t even looked elsewhere until recently. As it turns out, there are a lot more budgeting tools out there (like you mentioned) and they aren’t just Mint knockoffs. A lot of them have unique approaches that are really well thought out. I’ve gotta check some of them out like Manilla and I’ll let you know what I think!

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