Intuit has announced it’s shutting down Mint, the popular app that introduced millions to tracking their money on mobile.
Mint users are now urged to switch to Intuit’s Credit Karma service, which is a substantially different offering.
A Sincere Hat Tip to Mint
Mint launched at the dawn of the smartphone era. For millions it was the first tool they used to aggregate and track their finances.
Like “Xerox” or “Kleenex,” the name “Mint” practically became synonymous with the entire category of money management apps.
Here at Tiller, we find it surprising and strangely sad that Mint is going away. And we’re sorry for the millions of users now scrambling for a replacement. (Credit Karma won’t support many of Mint’s features, like budgeting – more below.)
While Mint and Tiller may seem like rivals, in fact Mint was a gateway for many to take their financial lives seriously. And when they outgrew Mint, they discovered Tiller. (We sometimes joke that if Mint’s categories were more customizable, Tiller might never have been born.)
Popular Mint Alternatives
Tiller – for Life Changing Financial Clarity, $79/annually
No surprise: we think Tiller is the most powerful and flexible alternative to Mint. Like Mint, Tiller automatically brings together your daily spending, balances, and budgets in one place.
But unlike Mint (or any other service), only Tiller automatically tracks your financial life in Google Sheets and Excel, combining the ease of an app with the privacy, flexibility, and control of spreadsheets.
Tiller also includes easy templates for tracking expenses, net worth, debt, and any budget you can imagine.
And because Tiller is spreadsheet-based, you can easily customize everything, analyze trends, and forecast your financial future.
No time for spreadsheets? Get an optional Daily Email Summary of your latest transactions and balances delivered to your inbox each morning.
Tiller includes top-rated customer support
Tiller’s excellent customer success team constantly receives rave reviews. Plus, Tiller has a vibrant user Community sharing advice, help, and free templates and workflows.
Tiller will never sell you out
Unlike any other service, Tiller stores your financial data exclusively in your own private spreadsheets. You exclusively own and control your data – no exports needed. Cancel Tiller, keep your data. It’s that simple. Learn more.
Plus, Tiller is private by design
Our service is solely funded by your subscription. We never monetize customer data. We never show ads for things like credit cards, loan offers, or savings accounts.
YNAB – $99/annually or $14.99/month
Monarch Money – $99/annually or $14.99/month
Monarch Money is a newer service with clean design and robust features that will appeal to many Mint users.
PocketSmith – $14.99 to $39.95/monthly
PocketSmith is an online money management tool used in over 200 countries, a focus on personal financial forecasting and a visual approach to budgeting.
Lunch Money – $100/annually or $10/month
Lunch Money offers a “delightfully simple” approach to budgeting. A charming option for personal finance.
Other Mint Alternatives We Like
We invite You To Try Tiller Free
If you were a Mint customer who isn’t excited about moving to Credit Karma, we welcome you to try Tiller completely free for 30 days.
It’s easy to move your Mint data to Tiller. We’ve published steps here, and also offer a free tool to help you import your Mint data into Google Sheets. (This is a useful way to back up your Mint data even if you don’t want to use Tiller.)
And if you get stuck, our support team and Community is here to help!