These sites have tools you can trust to help you make better money decisions.
Best Site: Mint.com
With salaries stagnating, the pressure to create and stick to a real budget is on. Dozens of sites have cropped up lately to help you do just that. But Mint.com (recently purchased by tax-prep giant Intuit) is by far the easiest to use and most feature-packed. Sync your bank, credit card, and investment accounts with the site -- it takes only a couple of minutes -- and start following the money. Mint tracks every noncash expenditure ("I dropped how much at Whole Foods?") and summarizes your spending in categories, such as food or utilities.
Coolest feature: With one click, turn your average spending into a monthly budget -- and then adjust amounts in each category until you find a balance you can live with.
Try this too: If you want to budget plus pay bills through just one site, Yodlee.com's MoneyCenter may be better for you.
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Last updated February 19 2010: 12:01 PM ET
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