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12 best Mint alternatives to manage your money in 2024

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Updated: January 12, 2024

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*Note: On Oct. 31, 2023, Mint announced they will be shutting down in 2024. They will "ensure a smooth transition for Minters who decide to onboard to Credit Karma."

Budgeting isn't fun or glamorous, but it's necessary if you want to reach your financial goals. Thankfully, budgeting apps can make the process a lot easier.

Intuit Mint—or simply Mint—was one of the longest running and most established of these apps. The ability to securely link to different bank accounts and automatically log and categorize expenses was still a major selling point for many users.

On Oct. 31, 2023, Mint announced they will be shutting down and they are ceasing operations on March 23, 2024. To help you find a new budgeting app to manage your money, we've put together a list of the top Mint alternatives for you to consider. 

Mint alternatives Get started
Monarch Money Get Monarch Money
Rocket Money Get Rocket Money
Empower Get Empower
YNAB Get YNAB
PocketSmith Get PocketSmith
Simplifi Get Simplifi
Tiller Get Tiller
Goodbudget Get Goodbudget
PocketGuard Get PocketGuard
Wally Get Wally
Honeydue Get Honeydue
Oportun Get Oportun

Monarch Money

Best for viewing multiple accounts

With Monarch Money, you can sync all of your financial accounts to track your spending as well as your net worth in a single dashboard. This includes your various bank accounts as well as loans, credit cards, real estate, investments, and more.

This Mint.com alternative also lets you create various financial goals and customize dashboards so you can focus on aspects of your spending or net worth that matter most to you. 

Monarch Money has a free plan that allows for two bank connections and some asset tracking. The paid plan unlocks every feature and costs $7.50 per month and has a seven-day free trial.

Rocket Money

Best for tracking monthly bills and subscriptions

Rocket Money helps you monitor your monthly bills and spending habits to help you budget and don't overspend. By connecting your various bank accounts, the app also tracks your monthly subscriptions so you know exactly what you're paying for.

Empower

Best for a hybrid platform

Empower is primarily an investment management platform, but it also has budgeting tools that are similar to Mint like:

  • Account Dashboard is the primary link of the budgeting suite. It allows you to sync external financial accounts so that you can gain insights into cash flow, spending by category, savings rate, debt, net worth, and other metrics.
  • The retirement planner tool allows you to estimate how much you'll need to retire under various scenarios and develop a plan to reach it.
  • Investment Planner allows you to compare your portfolio allocations to what it considers ideal allocations based on your age and risk preferences. It also provides information on the 529 accounts you may have opened for your children's college.

Empower‘s budgeting and financial management tools are free and mobile-friendly which are two of the biggest reasons that it made our list of the best Mint alternatives.

YNAB (You Need a Budget)

Best for setting rules to live by

YNAB has long been one of the strongest Mint alternatives if your goal is to become debt fee. It helps spenders break the habit of living paycheck to paycheck by encouraging them to live solely off the money earned the previous month and setting intentions for each dollar that comes in.

YNAB makes recording expenses and goal-setting a breeze with the ability to categorize expenses and link bank accounts to automatically log your transactions. On top of instructing you to stick to spending only last month’s income, YNAB has three other rules:

  • Give every dollar a job. You allocate every dollar based on spending priorities that you've previously established. To gain the most from this feature, you'll need to spend a bit of time upfront setting up those priorities.
  • Embrace your actual expenses. If you have annual expenses, you'll break them up over 12 months so that you set aside a little each month.
  • Roll with the punches. Address overspending when it happens by readjusting over other categories. Then move on.

YNAB is fee-based, priced at $14.99 a month or $98.99 a year but offers a 34-day free trial. It has several iterations, including Web, Android, and Apple. You can read our Mint vs. YNAB post for a complete comparison of these two budgeting apps.

PocketSmith

Best for helping you forecast for the future

PocketSmith is similar to Mint in that you can aggregate all of your banking and investing accounts with one app. From there, you can create custom budgets and spending categories to stay on top of your finances. It also summarizes your transactions just like Mint.

But we like PocketSmith as an alternative to Mint because of its forecasting features. It has a cash-flow forecasting tool that highlights how your current spending habits influence your net worth and future wealth. Its budgeting calendar also provides a nice visual layout of your upcoming expenses and income, so it's an excellent app for highly-visual budgeters, not spreadsheet fans.

The downside versus Mint is that you need to pay for PocketSmith to get most of its features. For most users, the middle-tier Foundation plan, which costs $14.95 per month, or just $9.99 if billed annually, is enough to get the job done.

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Simplifi

Best for juggling hard targets and nice-to-haves

Simplifi provides a streamline dashboard that lets you see all your investments, loans, bank accounts and credit cards in one place and automatically categorizes each expense into goals that you’ve set.

Most of us don’t have just one savings target: Often, we’re paying down student loans, building up our emergency funds, tucking money away for a kitchen reno and an upcoming vacation. Simplifi by Quicken lets you set hard budgets (for debt repayments and big life expenses) and watch lists (to keep an eye on upcoming holidays and fast food budgets), and analyzes your spending and cash flow to show you where you can free up money and where you can spend a bit more.

After a 30-day trial, Simplifi costs $47.99 a year. This is more expensive than Mint, but Simplifi is better for managing all of your finances, including investments, under one roof.

Check out our full Simplifi review.

Tiller

Best for spreadsheet fans

Tiller, also known as Tiller Money, syncs with more than 18,000 financial institutions across the United States. It uses the information from these accounts to automatically track and categorize expenses into their custom-created spreadsheets. If you're a spreadsheet nerd, Tiller is one of the best Mint alternatives on the market today.

Tiller works with a “Foundation Template” that allows you to create budgets, or you can create a customized spreadsheet. It also includes tools for freelancers and small business owners, saving them the madness of receipt-digging around tax season.

On top of logging daily expenses, Tiller also sends emailed budget summaries and organizes your monthly expenses into easy-to-read graphs so you can spot where you’ve overspent. After a 30-day free trial, Tiller charges $79 annually.

Goodbudget

Best for taking the envelope method into the digital age

Goodbudget uses an envelope system where part of your monthly income goes toward specific expenses. You manually add account balances, debts, and income, then assign the money toward envelopes. This helps you avoid overspending and is one of the older budgeting systems out there.

Goodbudget also allows you to sync budgets with other family members. It offers a free version that gives you 20 envelopes and two devices. The Plus version costs $8 a month.

If you're mostly interested in avoiding overspending, this is one of the best Mint alternatives you can use.

PocketGuard

Best for providing a simplified snapshot

PocketGuard provides a simplified view of your bank accounts, credit cards, loans, investments, and bills. It also shows you how much you have left for discretionary spending. Not only does it allow you to get a full overview of your finances, including your net worth, it also analyzes your bills to show you where you can negotiate for better rates.

It comes in a free version and paid version at $7.99 a month. This is more expensive than Mint, but the bill negotiation feature is one of its unique selling points.

Wally

Best for having a global network

Wally is a super-secure budget tracker with a global presence. It automatically syncs with your external accounts and credit cards, with a network of over 15,000 banks in 70 countries. Its distinctive feature is that the app automatically analyzes your last two years of spending.

You can also upload all your bills and warranties to keep them in one centralized location, and Wally will shoot an alert on when bills are due. The rest is what you would expect of a top-tier budgeting app: Sync with your household, set spending limits for your chosen categories, track progress in real-time, and set aside money towards your savings goals.

It has a free version and an upgraded version (Wally Gold) for $74.99, which throws in currency conversion and advanced insights. If you have bank accounts in multiple countries, it's an excellent app like Mint to consider.

Honeydue

Best for splitting finances

Anyone who lives with a partner knows that personal finance is never a solo venture. That’s where Honeydue comes in. Ideal for combined finances, Honeydue links to all accounts, automatically splits bills, sends overdue reminders to whoever’s paying which bill, and even has an in-app chat feature for when you need to talk money.

Users can also open a joint Honeydue checking account that instantly notifies the partner of their financial transactions. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

A downside of the app is that it provides no reporting or analytics and lacks a tool for tracking progress toward goals—but a major plus is that it’s free to use. If anything, you can use apps like Mint for budgeting and then use Honeydue to split bills and for sending bill reminders.

Oportun

Best for saving your money for you

Oportun (formerly known as Digit) is a “smart” app that does just about everything automatically once you set it up. It first made a splash when it launched for its ability to tuck tiny, inconspicuous amounts into your savings goals for you, but since then it’s grown into a saving powerhouse.

Whenever you make a deposit, it moves money into a separate account for bills to cover monthly necessities so you can stay ahead of your bills. Want to invest but don’t know how much money you can spare? Oportun analyzes your spending, calculates how much you can afford to put into the market, helps you choose the right ETF mix for you based on your goals and tucks money away for you.

Oportun is free for 30 days and then $5 a month after that. Ultimately, it's one of the best Mint.com alternatives if you want a microsavings app that also lets you invest.

If you want a helping hand in staying on top of monthly bills and subscriptions, Rocket Money's free app is very useful. And if you don't care too much about in-depth budgeting features and customization, you won't be disappointed in the free budgeting options.

How to choose the right Mint alternative

The right Mint alternative for you depends upon several factors, including the device you'd like to use it on, your personality, your goals, the fee structure, and what exactly you want the app to accomplish. Here are a few questions to consider when deciding which app is the best for you.

Do you want to manually log your expenses or have them automatically updated and categorized for you?

Do you prefer mobile-only, desktop-only, or do you want the flexibility of both?

Do you want a birds-eye view of your entire financial picture?

Want to keep an eye on your investments, loans and credit cards as well as your checking and savings?

Will you be syncing your budget information with a partner?

Are you looking to rewire your savings approach?

Mint alternatives: The bottom line

Keeping and maintaining a budget is critical when it comes to reaching our financial goals, whether they are to reduce debt or save for vacations, retirement, or your kids' education.

While Mint did a decent job of budget tracking and syncing, there’s a world of budgeting apps out there with tailored approaches to your savings style while offering security, reliability and functionality. 

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