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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted September 20, 2010 20:03      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Has anyone here used, looked at, or otherwise heard of Mint.com? Their angle is that they will pull info from all of your various financial institutions, slice it, dice it, graph it, cuddle it, etc. For free.

I like that they don't need or want any personally identifiable info.

I don't like that it sounds like I'd need to give them usernames and passwords to all the financial websites that will provide the info. Talk about the keys to the kingdom if that place ever got hacked.

They pat my head and tell me they have 24/7 human security guards on the server farms, daily penetration testing, background checks for all employees, etc. But hoo, boy. Would any of y'all trust that?

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted September 20, 2010 21:30      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
But hoo, boy. Would any of y'all trust that?

Hellllllll....no. [Smile]

(I've read lots of great things about Mint, and it is owned by Intuit now, but it just gives me the heebie-jeebies. [Razz] )

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted September 21, 2010 06:48      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I wouldn't be too quick (no pun intended) to trust Intuit either. Their software has online components and they have a long history of breaking compatibility and forcing users to buy upgrades or lose major parts of the software's functionality. Inuit paid $170 for mint.com and they're going to try and find ways to get that back from the users.

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Ahahahaaaa.... okay, $170 million [crazy]

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Icon 1 posted September 21, 2010 07:37      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
BEST DEAL EVAR!!!!11 [Wink]

*cough* typo *cough*
;P

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted September 21, 2010 07:53      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Well many of you have called me Paranoid before, Here is what I have done. A: Bank(CU) I attempted to login incorrectly so many times as to render the account closed. B: 401k Same as above.

____ All non normal hours transactions are done via phone (AutoTeller), or next business day.

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Icon 1 posted September 21, 2010 09:27      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
But hoo, boy. Would any of y'all trust that?

Not on my worst day, nor my best day, nor any day in between.

[shake head] gg

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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted September 21, 2010 16:47      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Glad to hear I'm no more paranoid than the next geek.

I didn't know Intuit bought them out though. Wow, $170, I almost could have afforded to buy them out myself ;-)

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