MADISON, Wis., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CountAbout recently launched an online personal finance website as an alternative to Quicken® and Mint®. CountAbout is cloud-based and allows imports of data from Quicken, Quicken for Mac, and Mint so users can continue to easily manage their personal finances online, privately and securely without interruption or data loss.
The turn into the new year is the perfect time to make the switch to a new personal finance platform or to start tracking personal finances for the first time. CountAbout allows users to track their income, expenditures, savings and more. CountAbout premium subscribers can automatically have their transactions downloaded from participating financial institutions. The platform supports more than 18,000 financial institutions as well as downloading of investment balances, such as from a 401k.
Many online personal finance websites exist today but key features are missing. Most cannot import Quicken® data or offer complete privacy with no advertising. Few offer running register balances. CountAbout offers all these features and more. With CountAbout, users can keep track of their finances and manage their money from anywhere with an internet connection. No longer do users need to be tied to a desktop to manage their finances. CountAbout's iOS and Android app lets users track information from home, work or on the go. No matter where the data is entered, it's synced automatically.
"Several years ago we were looking for online personal finance software that was richly functional, easy to use, and private, but nothing existed to meet those needs so we created CountAbout," says Joseph Carpenter, co-founder of CountAbout. "We wanted to provide a product that would offer standard categories for income and expenses, but also allow users to add a category, or delete built-in categories that aren't needed. We wanted a clutter-free interface, with tips for those who need them to get started, and responsive customer support."
In addition, CountAbout cares about their customers' security and privacy and uses modern encryption and account safeguards. CountAbout is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of their users' personal information. The platform uses the widely respected third-party service, Intuit®, to connect subscribers with their financial institutions. CountAbout does not store usernames, passwords, account numbers, phone numbers or addresses associated with users' financial institutions.
CountAbout is subscription-based in order to ensure that users' financial and personal information can be kept private. Advertising-supported websites require that users give up a degree of privacy in exchange for the free service. CountAbout's premium subscription is $29.99 for the year. To learn more about the service or start a subscription, please visit CountAbout.com.
CountAbout is a cloud-based personal finance platform that allows users to track their income, expenditures, savings and more from anywhere with an internet connection. CountAbout is an alternative to Mint and Quicken but allows for imports of data from those platforms so users can continue to easily manage their personal finances online, privately and securely without interruption or data loss. To learn more about the service or start a subscription, please visit CountAbout.com.