Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Yodlee, More than Mint
I wrote about Mint just a little while ago. It is great for someone who does nearly all of their banking and transactions electronically, but it doesn't have a lot of wiggle room when it comes to adapting to different circumstances. I used Mint for a bit and then decided I needed to have more control over budgets and upcoming transactions. So, I decided to try Yodlee.
I like Yodlee much better. I like the way it looks, I like the many options I have for budgeting and analyzing trends and transactions. I really like the calendar feature in which you can view when upcoming bills are due. In Yodlee I could set up recurring payments and bills manually, something I couldn't do in Mint. Through Yodlee, one can also authorize the payment of bills. I don't do this because I happen to live in a state where that is not available. No biggie, since bill pay isn't a feature I was looking for. One thing that I wish Yodlee could do, is a projected balance. Say you want to look in the the future a month or two, viewing your future balance, which would take into account your budget, bills, etc. I can't find a free online service that will do this. :(
*** Yipee! I was wrong about this. You can view projected balances! See comments below.