Site Seeing: Mint.com

December 15, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
These days most shoppers are keeping a close eye on their budgets. As we go Site-Seeing, we have a website that will help make sense of your dollars and cents.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
www.mint.com
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Tis the season of giving back, or in these tough economic times, giving up precious dollars. So if you're like most Americans trying to make this season as happy as one possibly can, check out the website www.mint.com.

The site touts itself as the quote best free way to manage your money. Free being the operative word. The founders promise that signing up takes just five minutes. After that mint downloads, and makes sense of all your finances. It's a way of knowing where you're spending your money and understanding your investments so that you can set a realistic budget goal.

They claim they'll give users an average of $1,000 dollars in savings options during the first session alone.

The website will also email or text you when there's important changes to your finances. Mint and its partners will even recommend ways you can save. That's how the site makes money. But they promise bank-style security.

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