Mint vs. Quicken Online: Battle of the personal finance software titans

It's a big world. Can two personal finance web sites peacefully co-exist? We'll see.

Around the beginning of this year, I joined the newly debuted Quicken Online, figuring I needed to do something to keep my money matters in order. It seemed to make sense. Feeling tapped out, I really didn't want to spend $40 or so to buy the Quicken software, only to learn that I had $40 less in my bank account than I would have, had I not made that last purchase. But Quicken Online was only something like $2.99 a month. I could handle that.

Later on I learned about Mint.com, which was free, and that sounded even better. (Josh Smith, a WalletPop regular, is a fan.)