Investors Using Mint

I got an e-mail from Mint this morning. They like to let me know what I spent in the last seven days.

This is what it looks like when you’re an investor using Mint:


We recently put another $10,000 into Lending Club (see MMM article).  Our shared internet was $64.95, half of which is paid by our partner in sharing.  I went to Crossfit twice, which has a $15 drop in fee.

And yes, I did pay $3.98 for gas. I recently went on a last minute trip to Chicago to meet up with some friends. One of my friends rented a car, which was a Prius – sweet! I paid for gas before returning the car to the rental company. It turns out a Prius does not use much gas.

Do you use Mint? Where did your money go the past seven days?

{ 7 comments… add one }

  • EconoWiser June 16, 2013, 11:30 am

    Could a non-U.S. citizen benefit from using Mint as well?

    • Mrs. MM June 17, 2013, 5:12 pm

      Hi EconoWiser. I’m not sure what other countries offer Mint-like services. I believe Mint is available in Canada, but not sure where else. There may be alternatives though.

      What I like about Mint is that it tracks everything for you (assuming all the accounts connect properly, which they do in our case). I don’t have to do anything at all.

      I’ll let you know if I come across anything for the Dutch.

      • EconoWiser June 19, 2013, 8:42 am

        Hi Mrs Money Mustache!
        I found one that’s free and my brother and sister-in-law have been using for a while now. It sort of came up during a conversation yesterday (they don’t know I am a blogger btw) They really like using this programme.
        I think it has the same features that Mint has. I can upload my bank statements and categorize everything…so I think this would be a better option for me as I live in The Netherlands. Don’t think Mint will recognize my bank statements…it’ll probably won’t make any sense of all that gibberish! ;-)

  • Joe June 17, 2013, 4:57 pm

    I unsubscribed from the mint email so I had to take a screenshot of the website. Here’s my family’s:

    Biggest expense was credit-card chargeback fees on a social event my wife and I had to cancel (file under: tuition at The School of Hard Knocks).
    Food: 4 trips to the grocery store (in one week? geez) and an ice-cream lunch date
    DSL Bill
    End of year gifts for teachers and splitting a baby shower gift for a friend
    Updated some expired supplies in emergency kit
    Allowance for the kids
    Phone app
    Supplies for a kickball game/picnic (I filed this under “Entertainment” because I have so much fun!)
    car2go (like zipcar). an unusual expense b/c my wife has a broken leg :(

    I wish I could extrapolate and say we only spend $17k per year, but this just happened to be a good week for us!

    • Mrs. MM June 17, 2013, 5:08 pm

      Nice Joe! Thanks for sharing that. The weekly numbers vary a lot for us as well. I’ll probably be posting a 6-month Mint update at the end of June to see if we’re on track for another $25,000 spending year.

  • Joe June 17, 2013, 4:59 pm

    PS: I use Mint’s “exclude” rules to exclude investments from the graphs, since mint is really for tracking spending. It makes the graphs more useful.

  • Carrie June 28, 2015, 7:46 pm

    I am proud to say when i checked my mint account my last seven days said “$0.00”
    go me!


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