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Good Bye Mint!
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 04, 2015 11:45AM
Dear mint.com

I was skeptical at the beginning about giving you access to my financial account. After reading some positive articles about you in major newspapers, I decided to let you peak at my bank, credit cards, investment and real estate accounts. I gave you access to all my accounts.

You tried to do a good job, but most often than not you forgot the password and I had to hold your hand to walk you through the process again. That got boring after a while. Just for the kicks, I made a second mint account and gave you access to the same accounts. Sometimes you forgot my Bank of America password on the first account, but it works just fine on the second account. Sometimes it was the other way around. same thing with Citibank, ING, etc. There was no pattern. Your password memory was just messed up.

OK, I made my best to give the password each time you forgot it. I did that for both accounts. I opened one account in FireFox, one in Safari, side by side. I got different info, even though you had access to the exact same accounts. Sometimes you showed me going broke, sometimes getting rich. Transfer between accounts were mislabeled. I tried to go through and manually link transfers and that seemed to help. I started to add small amounts to my transfers, for example instead of making two transfers of $1000 each, I made one of $999.99 this week and one of $1000.01 next week. that helped me better match these transfers, but you didn't seem to get a clue.

Anyway, after using you for about 5 years, it's time to say Good Bye.



I have an Yodlee account which I have not used much, but it's time to look into it and see if it works better than mint.

And I promised to test a bunch of financial apps several years ago, and for one reason or another I never finished that task. For this, I apologize to the Forum. I won't make the same promise, but I think I will try it again sometime in March. Jan and Feb are too busy for me to take on such a project, but if things work out fine, Spring should be a little more quiet and I might try this project (but I will not make a promise this time).
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Re: Good Bye Mint!
Posted by: billb
Date: January 04, 2015 11:48AM
You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don’t need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don’t need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free



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Re: Good Bye Mint!
Posted by: robfilms
Date: January 04, 2015 12:25PM
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billb
You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don’t need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don’t need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free

billb-

you got my best smile of the day.

good quote, good timing, nicely done.

tanx

be well.

rob



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/04/2015 12:25PM by robfilms.
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Re: Good Bye Mint!
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 04, 2015 12:39PM
Call me old-fashioned, but the idea of all my financial accounts being available to be hacked all at the same time seems like tempting fate.



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Re: Good Bye Mint!
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 04, 2015 01:17PM
I've used mint for years now and love it. The only time it has problems connecting is when the bank site has changed or it wants me to log in to their site directly to click some link about updating my email address, or viewing a message. When the bank changes their site, mint is forced to wait until you manually handle that.



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Re: Good Bye Mint!
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 04, 2015 02:02PM
It's been about 6 1/2 years since we all said goodbye to Mint.

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As for Mint.com, it's not at all surprising once Intuit bought them, and then the founder of Mint left Intuit 3 years later in December 2012.

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Re: Good Bye Mint!
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 04, 2015 11:28PM
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$tevie
Call me old-fashioned, but the idea of all my financial accounts being available to be hacked all at the same time seems like tempting fate.

Great minds... [forums.macresource.com]



It is what it is.
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Re: Good Bye Mint!
Posted by: davester
Date: January 05, 2015 12:14AM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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$tevie
Call me old-fashioned, but the idea of all my financial accounts being available to be hacked all at the same time seems like tempting fate.

Great minds... [forums.macresource.com]

Absolutely! I don't understand why anyone would use something that could be such a financial disaster if the passwords got hacked. It's only a matter of time.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Good Bye Mint!
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: January 05, 2015 08:15AM
I've used yodlee for years but they _never_ have fixed any issues I've brought to their attention.

E.g. dates have all been imported as 1/1/1970 from my brokerage, so unless I edit every single transaction manually...
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