Are you struggling to get control of your financial life? What about help with managing your month to month bills or spending? How would it feel to even have help managing those reward cards you have? If you are like most consumers, you might have as many as a dozen bills and credit cards to manage from month to month. Pair that with just trying to balance your budget and watch your spending, and you can have a real pain in the neck on your hands!
No worries–help is available. Fortunately for us, there are free online tools such as Manilla.com and Mint.com that can provide us with an easy way to manage our hard earned money! Not familiar with them? Allow me to break them down for you:
Mint.com separates your accounts into five basic categories including: cash, credit cards, loans, investments, and property. The site allows you to view all these accounts in one place, including your balances and transactions for each account. The best part? You can do this in real time. Mint.com is great in the sense that the service allows users to set up financial goals and budgets by using helpful graphs and charts. If you are very visual like I am, this is a great tool to be able to access! You can literally “see” where your money is going.
Manilla.com is also a free service that helps consumers manage all of their household accounts, including financial accounts, utilities, subscriptions, and even those complicated travel rewards programs, in one secure place online. Manilla provides customers with an organized view of all of their account information. It also provides text and email reminders to pay bills plus unlimited storage of account documents. While Manilla doesn’t allow you to create the visual tools that Mint.com does, it does offer you the ability to track your monthly bills and their payment status in one easy place. That will surely come in handy too!
A great bonus to mention about both services is that each is verified by TRUSTe site validation services and uses the same security systems that major financial institutions such as your local bank use. Your information will always be safeguarded, and you can rest assured knowing that it will be waiting for you when you need it.