We all need it, but sometimes we don’t enjoy working for it. Yes, money is a necessary evil in life. People who have a lot of money sometimes don’t find it to be so bad, but those of us who are continuously in debt and just one lost paycheck away from financial ruin may see things a little differently. Whether you’re in great, normal, or somewhat bad financial health, the subject of money management doesn’t always have to be something that you try to stay away from. Helpful tools have been developed to make your money work for you instead of you always having to work for it, and a refreshing service called Mint is one of the best ones that we’ve seen in quite some time.

Fresh off of taking the grand prize at TechCrunch40, Mint will more than likely change your attitude about all of your finances. Once you add your banking and credit card accounts to the service, you’ll be able to see all of the details in one place. This helps you to stay updated, examine your debt, and learn from an automatically created graph that tells you where your money is going in amazing detail. Not only does Mint look out for you in terms of your current accounts, but it also finds new account deals that will save you money. Some of us would pay dearly for this functionality, but it’s all provided for free. What a truly incredible service. I’m excited about the Internet all over again.

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