Head-to-head: Mint vs. HelloWallet
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The fight: Account aggregation

Looking for a user-friendly budgeting helper that will put all your financial data in one spot? Two good ones face off.

STRENGTHS

Mint: Easy to use. Create and track a budget in a few clicks. Sends bill reminders. Plus, it's free.

HelloWallet: Analyzes your accounts and gives advice on how to save more and avoid bank fees.

DOWNSIDES

Mint: Some dislike how the site gets a cut from its suggested credit cards.

HelloWallet: The price is steep for an aggregation site. The first 30 days are free, but then it costs $8.95 a month.

THE WINNER

Mint: Certain employers offer HelloWallet as a free benefit. If yours does, go for it. Otherwise the service doesn't have the features to justify its price.

Availability: Both apps are available on their individual websites, the iPhone and Android.


  @Money - Last updated March 19 2013 03:55 PM ET
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