Mint, a fast growing financial site that won the top award at the 2007 TechCrunch40 conference, is a great way to track your personal finances. It’s been described as an online Quicken, but it’s a lot more than that, too, since user data can be aggregated and shared in interesting ways. It’s not listed in the App store directory yet, but you can grab it here.
But how can you watch every penny during those few moments each day you aren’t sitting in front of your computer watching the stock markets tank? That’s where Mint for the iPhone comes in, which just launched. Check balances on your checking, savings, credit card and loan accounts. Track expenses and budgets. Watch the dismal performance of your 401(k), brokerage and IRA accounts, etc.
All of which may be a little much. But Mint will be very helpful in some situations, like alerting you asap if a large transaction is made on your credit card, or the ex husband just cleaned out your bank account.