I just got this email:
Mint.com to Join the Intuit Family
We’ve got exciting news to share with you! Quicken and Mint.com are coming together to take personal finance to the next level. Intuit just announced our intent to purchase Mint.com. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2009.
Mint.com is a fast-growing provider of online personal finance solutions, providing more than 1.5 million users a fresh, easy and intelligent way to manage their money. Intuit and Mint.com share a common goal: to help you do more with your money through innovative, easy-to-use solutions.
Rest assured, we’ll continue to offer the easy-to-use Quicken Desktop software you know and trust. And you’ll get the same level of great service you have come to expect from Quicken.
In fact, you can look forward to new ways Quicken will help you spend smarter, save more and live richly.
If you have questions you can keep up-to-date on the latest by visiting the Quicken Blog.
Vice President & General Manager
This is potentially exiting news for anyone who had their entire goddamn financial lives on Quicken and then went Mac. The only thing missing from Quicken for Mac is a sad “wah-WAH” trumpet sound every time it launches. I experimented with Mint.com for a while and really liked it, but ultimately it never stuck because I was already too deep in the Quicken-sand (I get MAD pun points for that shit).
Hopefully Intuit will bend more to Mint’s UI and experience rather than the other way around: I would LOVE to see Mint/Quicken integration. Since Mint.com has a pretty sweet set-up in the cloud PLUS and great iPhone app I actually have a glimmer of excitement brewing in me that Quicken will finally be, for lack of a better term, “Fashion Forward.”
Thoughts? Feelings? Am I wrong about this? I have a feeling some of you finance nerds will have an opinion…