’s Twitter Feature: Money Tweets!

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2009-11-1810

There have been a lot of developments with lately, the biggest of which was their acquisition by Intuit (the makers of Quicken software). Mint is known primarily for their free online budgeting tool, which we’ve enthusiastically recommended here; and if you haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, you may want to give them a try. They’ve vastly improved their software, web site, blog and overall content.

They’ve recently gone on the social media bandwagon and have leveraged the power of Twitter by developing what they call their “Money Tweets” feature, a section of their site that’s devoted to up-to-date, real time personal finance information. This is just one more handy way to organize financial content around the web in one place.

In this new section, you’ll find selected tweets covering various personal finance topics such as Saving, Investing, Budgeting, Loans and Retirement. There are additional tabs that share tweets that are “about Mint” and “from Mint” along with a Q & A tab, where you can tweet your answer to Mint’s Question of the Day.

Money TweetsMint’s Money Tweets Section

And finally, there’s the cool tab that measures how certain financial topics are trending for the day: it’s a quick, visual way to see which money topics are picking up the daily buzz.

Mint Twitter TrendsMint’s Trending Financial Topics

If you haven’t checked out Mint yet, I’d encourage you to pay them a visit, not just for their popular and free online budgeting tool, but also for the rich multi-media content resource library they now offer for students of personal finance.

Here’s where you can sign up for a FREE account.

Now for additional financial resources, I’d also like to put in a word for this great Q & A resource called Cash Commons, which I just came across via Mighty Bargain Hunter. I’ve been spending some time perusing this site so I’d encourage you all to check it out as well.

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Ian November 18, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Selected Twitter accounts include those from popular finance sites, personalities, and news outlets like CNBC, the Financial Times, The Motley Fool, SmartMoney, TopStocksMSN, The Wall Street Journal, StockTwits, and personal finance columnist and author Liz Pulliam Weston.

Monevator November 19, 2009 at 2:58 am

I’d love to try Mint but it seems to be focused on the US only. You guys get all the financial fun first…

Manshu November 19, 2009 at 6:03 am

One of these days I am going to start using one of these tools, instead of doing it all in my head.

Ian Smith November 19, 2009 at 11:23 am

I love My biggest problem with Quicken is that it is far too complex for me. That’s why Mint is great: it is simple. My favorite feature is the email reminders that a credit card bill is due or that my checking account balance is low.

Definitely recommend checking it out.

John DeFlumeri Jr November 19, 2009 at 11:58 am

Minty Money Tweets, sounds like a holiday candy, but is a real live benefit.

Thank You. John DeFlumeri Jr

Paul November 19, 2009 at 12:13 pm

This seems like a great acquisition for Quicken… They get to track all the leads from people using which is most likely thousands and thousands monthly.

Sylvain November 21, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Nice integration with Twitter. Such an improvement sharpens Mint’s competitive edge once again.

Silicon Valley Blogger November 21, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Hey I like that name: “Minty Money Tweets”! If Mint ever gets into the candy business, they’ve got a winner here.

And yes, the Intuit acquisition is sure keeping them busy. But seems like a good marriage.

Shannon November 23, 2009 at 2:25 pm

I’m also a Mint user and have found it to be a solid alternative for someone like me who likes things spelled out a bit. The “Mint Money Tweets” (great title @John) are very useful as well.

mbhunter November 24, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Thanks so much for the plug for Cash Commons!

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