Get a grip on your spending with free financial tracking tools at

One of the first steps towards getting your debt and spending under control is to know exactly where your money goes each month–and I found a fabulous free tool for budgeting and tracking financesĀ at Mint comesĀ to us courtesy of the folks at, who created Quickbooks, Quicken and Turbo Tax.

With Mint, you can:

  • See all your accounts in one place (checking, savings, credit cards, investments, etc)
  • View graphs and charts of your spending
  • Set and track your budgets to help you achieve your goals
  • Receive hundreds of dollars in personalized savings (they send you offers based on your spending habits)

It doesn’t take too long to add your accounts–a little while if you have a lot of different types of accounts–but it’s worth taking the time to do this. It’s secure, and best of all–FREE. You can log in from anywhere to see what’s happening in your financial universe at any time.

Sometimes we don’t realize exactly where we’re spending–or how much–and Mint will help you get a good handle on your finances. They send you a weekly snapshot of where you are (basically your current status as far as debt vs. assets) and even better, you get offers from Offermatic for rebates, as well as discounts from other Mint partners.

For instance, because I’m a big-time Amazon customer, and Mint determined this after 3 months of analyzing my spending, Offermatic sent me two $10.00 rebates already–which is fantastic for me! I’ve already used one and I’m about to redeem the second one.

So…with the holidays descending upon us, now would be a great time to sign up at
and take the first step towards a healthier financial future!

Let me know if you try Mint, and if it helps you as much as it’s helped me…