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Mint.com and Quicken – Get it FREE

I’ve been using Mint.com for several months now and love the ease and speed of having all of my financial information in one place. At one glance I can see how much I owe on my credit cards, what my net worth is and the balance in my bank account.

On October 14, Intuit – the owners of both Mint and Quicken – released the first collaboration between the Mint.com web based program and the Quicken desktop version. Millions of Americans trust Quicken to help them keep their finances straight . . . and around here, that means saving more money in your budget so that you have more money to give to a worthy cause.

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Quicken 2011 has the following updates:

· See all accounts in one place: A 360-degree financial view brings together all accounts, including bank, credit card, investment and retirement, to give users clear insight into where they stand.
· Customize screen views: A modern, customer-friendly design and iTunes-like transaction registers make sorting and searching fast.
· Evaluate spending habits: An improved, automated engine categorizes transactions with accuracy exceeding 90 percent.
· Clearly count transfers: Credit card payments are automatically matched to transfers from checking or savings, so they’re not double-counted. 
· Set up in just minutes: A streamlined setup process adds bank, credit card and investment accounts in just three steps and automatically imports data from previous versions of Quicken.
· Create simple budgets: Based on an individual’s historical spending, personalized budgets make it easier to stick to and track against budgets.
· Never miss a bill: Personalized bill, expense alerts and a graph to project cash flow help users avoid late fees and penalties.
· Plan for life’s goals: Whether helping users get out of debt, work toward retirement, or create a customized plan, Quicken helps create a clear, actionable plan.
· Know how investments are performing: Stock quotes are now automatically refreshed every 15 minutes.
· Support for more banks: Automatically downloads transactions and account balances from nearly every bank and credit union in the U.S. – 12,000, up from 5,000.

Online Mint.com does many of these same things, and you can get it for FREE by going here and registering.

Some people are still hesitant about giving out all of their passwords online or having their banking information accessible via the Web. If that’s you, you can win a copy of Quicken 11 right here!

Mandatory Entry: Share your best money saving tip.

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Good Luck! Contest ends at midnight on October 27th and the winner will have 24 hours to respond by email.

** I did not receive anything for this review; all opinions expressed in this post are completely mine.**

Comments

  1. split up how much you can spend into what you need to spend it on.

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  2. Stop using credit cards will save you money.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  4. Use automatic payment for your bills so you save postage and don't have to worry about forgetting to pay them and get late fees.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  5. I follow via GFC: abfantom

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  6. I'm an email subscriber

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  7. call your cable company and tell them you are cancelling...they'll magically find a special in your area.

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  8. My best money saving tip is my garden! Lots and lots of fresh, organic, healthy goodies during the summer, and I preserve lots for the rest of the year! Not only a big money saver, but healthier too (for us and our planet)!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  9. Best saving tip: Shop Clearances and research before you buy something.

    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  10. GFC as dawns41
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  11. I save money by putting off most purchases until I find the lowest price or decide I can live without it.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  12. I follow you on GFC.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  13. My best tip is to plan on what to buy

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  14. I buy in bulk and use coupons when ever I can to save money!

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  15. I am following via Google Friend Connect

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  16. Keep a list of things you "reeeealy want!" and date each item. Don't buy anything unless it has been on the list a minimum of one month.

    Most of the time I find that once I have some time to get over the initial excitement I don't want it anymore. The items I do still want will probably have more reviews available after a month, so I'll check them out. Reading the negative or 1-2 star reviews usually is enough to completely turn me off from it.

    If I STILL want it I have to have enough money on hand (if I have to purchase via credit card I have to be able to pay it off fully.)

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  17. Never pay full price ( look for discounts, coupons) and if you use a credit card, pay it off in full before interest charges.

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  18. Set up a budget and stick to it. Use credit cards carefully.

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  19. Raise your car insurance deductible for quick and easy savings

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  20. I followed MelissaStuff on Twitter

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  21. I liked MelissaStuff on Facebook

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  22. have dedicated accounts in which funds are automatically deposited

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  23. Coupon when I can & stick to my shopping list as best as possible.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

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  24. Sweet blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    =]

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  25. Always check for better prices online and, if appropriate to the item, try getting it used on eBay.

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  26. Following you on Twitter as @joshfindsdeals.

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  27. Following your rss feed.

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  28. Put all your change into a glass jar and at the end of the year put it in the bank into savings


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  29. GFC follower

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  30. I'm subscribed to your RSS feed via google reader

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  31. I follow you on twitter

    @va2bama is twitter name

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  32. I subscribed to your email


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  33. My best money saving tip would be to ALWAYS pay more than the minimum on any credit card or loan balance. That way you'll pay off debts quicker and not throw money down the toilet in interest.

    kiwidragon117 at yahoo dot com

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  34. My best money saving tip is to plan ahead. Don't just go out and buy something - if you know you want something, watch the Sunday ads for a few weeks to see what goes on sale and for how much. Then you can determine exactly what you need and are willing to pay for, rather than impulse buying.

    Email address is in blogger profile

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  35. I follow you with google friends connect - barbara wright

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  36. I subscribe with google reader

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  37. I like you on facebook - barbara wright

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  38. I follow you on twitter - bsw529

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  39. I follow you with networked blogs - barbara wright

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  40. I entered your Dropps giveaway

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  41. I entered your Alight giveaway

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  42. I entered your Thank You cards giveaway

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  43. You can use automatic payment for your bills so you will not forget a payment. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  44. I leave my teenage son at home when I am going to the grocery store. It is just me and my well planned out list.

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  45. whyknotmetoo@ymail.com

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  46. I entered your 1 Month of Laundry Detergent giveaway

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  47. LOL, don't shop for food when you are hungry!! Your bill will be a lot higher because everything looks appealing!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

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  48. I follow your blog on google friends connect- Joanne Schultz .
    email in blogger profile.

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  49. I subscribe to your blog's feed via google reader.
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  50. i follow you on twitter - js22222222 .
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  51. I follow on facebook-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
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  53. Many tips- I think my most helpful for grocery shopping is never go to the grocery store when you are hungry, without a list and don't forget to bring your coupns. And don't be tricked into getting the attention getting items found at the front of each aisle, they are often very expensive.
    Diane Baum
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  54. I use coupons, buy store brands, eat at home and buy in bulk

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  55. it's simple but true, spend less than you make!
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  56. My best tip...don't get more than 1 credit card, ugh!

    fatally_flayed at yahoo dot com

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  57. I am a Twitter follower. Fatally_Flayed

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  58. Added you as a FB friend. SalanderServant

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  59. One tip I have is to reduce your hot water heater temperature by 5 or 10 degrees and save a lot on your power bill

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  60. follow yo google friend

    ardy22
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  61. subscribe rss via google reader

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  62. follow you twitter

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  63. liked you facebook

    rich hicks

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  64. follow you networked blogs

    rich hicks
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  65. Make a menu each week and build your shopping list off that. That has stopped most stray purchases and 'what is for dinner' tonight confusion.

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  66. I follow by Twitter - id designsbybriana

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  67. I follow by Facebook Briana Fisher

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  68. I follow by email designsbybriana @ gmail . com

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  69. I follow by Networked Blogs - Briana Fisher

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  70. You said I could have +5 entries for any giveaway. Can I use it for this one? I gave you the tip about the Walmart having the $3 and $1 boys summer stuff :) Thanks Melissa. Would could use a new Quicken. Ours is YEARS old! Ancient!

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  75. Don't use any change, put it all into savings and at the end of month, cash it all in and use it towards credit cards or just keep it in savings.

    thransom@gmail.com

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  76. I follow MelissaStuff by GFC

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  77. I subscribe via RSS Feed

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  78. I follow you on Twitter
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  79. I "Like" you on Facebook
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  80. I follow you via Networked Blogs

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  81. I am an email subscriber

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  82. I would love Quicken 11. My best tips is to use coupons, buy on sale and pay off credit cards in full each month.
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  83. I follow with gfc (psychdog).
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  84. I subscribe with google reader.
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  85. Hang dry your clothes if possible, and don't impulse buy!
    mommy saves at yahoo dot com

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  86. Pay first your bills that have the highest interest rates. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  87. Use coupons!

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  88. Follow MelissaStuff via GFC

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  89. Subscribe to MelissaStuff via RSS feed

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  90. Follow MelissaStuff on Twitter

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  91. Follow MelissaStuff on Facebook

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  92. Subscribe to MelissaStuff via email

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  93. Entered the Thank You Cards giveaway



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  94. Friended you on FB

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  95. Followed you on twitter.

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  96. Subscribed to your RSS.

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  97. Money saving advice. Know how much you are spending.

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