Does Mint Work With Quickbooks?

by Nick Davis
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Mint is an online budgeting application that lets you enter and track expenses, income and debts. The application is free and includes a user-friendly interface for entering your financial information. Mint does not work with QuickBooks -- a standalone small business accounting application for Windows and Mac systems. Mint cannot transmit your financial data to QuickBooks, nor can it retrieve information from QuickBooks.

Accessing Mint

You can access Mint via any Internet browser including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Opera. Navigate your browser to the “Mint” link (mint.com/) and click the “Sign up” button in the upper right corner to create a free account or click the “Log in” button to sign into the website if you already have a account. If signing up for the first time, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the registration process. Once you have your Mint account set up, you can enter your personal financial information and create alerts warning you when you have exceeded your monthly budget.

QuickBooks

QuickBooks is geared toward small businesses, whereas Mint is geared toward personal budgets. QuickBooks is available for purchase from office supply, computer and electronics stores as well as directly from Intuit, the application’s manufacturer. Mint is also part of Intuit’s portfolio of companies but the two applications share nothing else but a company affiliation. QuickBooks loads onto your computer via a CD-ROM and includes an installation wizard and a user-friendly data entry interface.

Mint and Other Intuit Programs

Mint also doesn’t work with Quicken, a financial program for personal budgets and accounts, nor is it capable of transmitting data to TurboTax, an income tax completion program. Mint did merge into and replace the Quicken Online service when Intuit purchased Mint in 2009. Quicken Online was a similar Internet-based personal budgeting service.

Mint and Portable Devices

You can also access your Mint account on your Android-based phone or iPhone as well as tablet computers and netbooks. The Mint app is available directly from Android and Apple app stores and from the Mint.com website. The application includes security measures verified by VeriSign, TRUSTe, Hackersafe and RSA Security on both its website and portable device versions.

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About the Author

Nick Davis is a freelance writer specializing in technical, travel and entertainment articles. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and an associate degree in computer information systems from the State Technical Institute at Memphis. His work has appeared in "Elite Memphis" and "The Daily Helmsman" in Memphis, Tenn. He is currently living in Albuquerque, N.M.

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