Mint Has Shut Down: FAQ and Alternatives

Intuit is shutting down its popular personal finance app Mint. Here are top alternatives and what's next for Mint customers.

Intuit has announced its popular personal finance app Mint has shut down.

Mint users are urged to switch to Intuit’s Credit Karma service, which is a substantially different offering.

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A Sincere Hat Tip to Mint

Mint Homepage 2009
Mint Homepage circa 2009

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.)

“If you want flexibility in how you manage your finances there is no better option than Tiller. Having all of my data in Google Sheets leaves me in control of tracking and organize my money, no longer locked into the pre-determined systems by services like Mint.”
Dane Brooks, ★★★★★ Google Review

Tiller – for Life Changing Financial Clarity, $79/annually

Tiller Features Daily Email

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.

“What’s Tiller? Well, it’s like Mint and Google Sheets had a baby, and the genes from Google were a lot stronger. Easy to use and super-convenient!”
– Joe Saul-Sehy, Stacking Benjamins

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.

Compare Tiller vs Mint, including Tiller’s key benefits, differences with Mint, and a helpful FAQ: Learn more

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.

“There isn’t another tool on the market that does what Tiller can do.”
– Will Hinton, ★★★★★ Google Review, October 2023

YNAB – $99/annually or $14.99/month


We respect YNAB. For envelope budgeters, YNAB is a popular and thriving service. Read: Tiller vs YNAB

Monarch Money – $99/annually or $14.99/month

Monarch Money

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 1

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

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

Tiller Foundation Template: Spending Trends dashboard
Tiller Foundation Template: Spending Trends dashboard

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!

Mint to Credit Karma FAQ

Update: According to Intuit Mint’s “service will end March 23, 2024. When it’s time to move to Credit Karma, you’ll be notified multiple times.”

Actually, Intuit acquired Mint back in 2009. Intuit then acquired Credit Karma in 2020 and has now decided to merge Mint into Credit Karma’s product.

Credit Karma is a platform for credit card offers and savings accounts. As their homepage states, “Intuit Credit Karma uses your credit profile to show you personalized recommendations.”

Credit Karma hopes to “leverage” Mint users’ data to target them with credit card offers, for example suggesting “they use a different credit card in their wallet to maximize their rewards opportunities.”

  • Aggregation of account balances and transactions
  • Track spending
  • Track net worth trends

Credit Karma does not offer monthly budgets or spending by category.

  • Monitor credit scores from two bureaus
  • Get credit building suggestions
  • Personalized recommendations to use credit more wisely
  • View your Approval Odds* for financial products
  • Track home and auto assets in more detail
  • Open a Credit Karma Money High Yield Savings Account
  • Monitor your drive score for car insurance discounts
  • “And more!”

Once you’ve moved to Credit Karma, you won’t be able to access your Mint profile.

According to Credit Karma, “Some financial institutions may not be supported yet or available on Credit Karma”.

According to Credit Karma, when you register for their service, your data is used by Intuit to enhance experiences with Credit Karma and Intuit.

Edward Shepard

Edward Shepard

Marketing Lead at Tiller. Writer. Spreadsheet nerd. Get in touch with partnership ideas at edward @ tillerhq.com.

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  1. Avatar for diogo6 diogo6 says:

    Great to hear about the trial offer btw! As some of us try to talk friends into joining, would that 30d offer be attached to the referral one? Just curious.

    Also, btw, love the thorough post but none of the images have loaded for me after several reloads on the latest Google Chrome (even tried incognito). They do “work” once you click on them, but only then.


  2. Avatar for Edward Edward says:

    Thank you for letting us know about the images. That appears to have resolved.

    Anyone you refer to Tiller with your referral code will get the free 30 day trial. They won’t be charged until the end of their trial, and they keep all templates and data imported from Tiller.

    Anyone you refer to Tiller with your referral link will automatically receive $10 off their annual subscription for the first year, and you’ll get a $15 cash commission.

    Thanks again for letting us know about the images!

  3. Avatar for truk truk says:

    What an opportunity for Tiller.

    If only we were ready with a mobile app that 1) helped categorize in the fly as well as the new “cultivator” does, 2) showed a savings budget balance by category, and even 3) updated accounts.

    Look at the case study of YouTube’s rise. It was event driven (Justin T and Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl halftime shenanigans.). YouTube’s tech was ready, the general demand to share videos was ripe, and they met at the intersection called luck.

  4. Avatar for peter peter says:

    Thanks @truk - we share your enthusiasm for Tiller and for this opportunity with Mint. Your vote for mobile is noted… and shared too!

  5. I recommended Tiller to a friend looking for a Mint escape hatch, and he asked a good question: Given that setting up an account like this is something of a commitment, how likely is that Tiller is still around in a few years?

    I realize you’re a private company and don’t release financials (and that of course the future is unpredictable), but any comments on this? (In particular, are you a money-losing VC-funded company, or more stable than that?)

Continue the discussion at community.tillerhq.com

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