Should I trust Mint

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Garyhe23, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Garyhe23 macrumors newbie

    Garyhe23

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    Have a few credit cards and I found this app can connect to multiple cards then manage your finance data. Seems a very popular add but it needs you to give it your online banking username and password. Is it safe to do so?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    a lot of people use it buuuuuuuuuuuuuut I won't. Just look at all the data breaches we see. Not worth the risk for me
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    If you’re asking whether it’s a legit outfit, yes it is.

    If you’re asking whether your data is safe online, no it isn’t. Not with anyone. Ever.
     
  4. 370zulu macrumors regular

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    Sage advice here and very well said!
     
  5. dwfaust macrumors 601

    dwfaust

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    This right here... without sharing your login info with anyone, security breaches happen... and every time you share the info, a breach becomes more probable...
     
  6. flyingspur macrumors regular

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    No way I would put any financial info into, Mint is a Intuit Co., data hub. And it's free...
     
  7. thisismyusername, Apr 22, 2018
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    thisismyusername macrumors 6502

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    No thanks. Like many, I've already got all my eggs in one basket by using a password manager where everything is stored in the cloud. No way I'm going to double my risk of exposure by putting all my financial accounts in another online account. Besides, keeping track of my half dozen or so financial accounts is easy and doesn't warrant the use of something like Mint.

    I wish banks would allow you to create read-only accounts. Then, I'd happily use such a service.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    When it comes to Intuit, don't many people and companies already put their information into their software from Quicken to TurboTax for decades now anyway?
     
  9. flyingspur macrumors regular

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    My businesses use Quickbooks, not online, we do our own backup. Personally, I do not and as far as
    I know neither does my CPA, reason for using them. Privacy & security conscience, as is our clients.

    Do you?
     

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