Mint.com Users Have Questions: White House Has Answers
Obama Advisor To Answer Mint User Questions at Economic State of the
Union Round Table
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Austan Goolsbee, chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic
Advisers, will answer questions about the economy submitted by Mint.com
users from 11:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. Eastern time today, as part of the
first White House Economic State of the Union Round Table. For the last
week, Mint.com users have submitted questions at Mint Answers (answers.mint.com)
to be presented at today's round table, which can be viewed online at www.whitehouse.gov/live.
Nearly 5 million people use Mint.com to gain unparalleled insight into
their saving and spending habits. Armed with personal financial details,
many still have questions about how the specifics apply to their own
lives and situation. To fill in those gaps, Mint.com has updated Mint
Answers, where experts inside and outside of the Mint community answer
questions about financial issues.
"Once people have a basic understanding of how they spend, more
complicated issues and questions often emerge," said Aaron Patzer,
general manager and vice president of personal finance at Intuit Inc.
(NASDAQ:INTU) and founder of Mint.com. "Whether it's a question about
new legislation, investments, unemployment, credit or home ownership,
users everyday have the chance to have their financial concerns
addressed by experts in the field. Today, their questions about the
economy are taken directly to the top."
In addition to supplying questions for the State of the Union Round
Table, the newly enhanced Mint Answers allows users to:
Set up e-mail alerts for notification when questions are answered.
Create enhanced profile pages and follow helpful users.
Share questions and answers on Facebook, Twitter or via email.
Tag more questions and answers, and monitor trending topics.
Find more information by easily searching through existing questions.
Mint Answers joins the site's other educational resources, including the
award-winning MintLife blog and an official curriculum recently launched
with Scholastic to help people make informed financial decisions.
MintLife articles cover topics about money concerns in all stages of
people's lives. Tips provided throughout the site point out
personalized, in-product savings opportunities available to users. The
site includes formal lessons tied to national educational standards to
be downloaded by middle-school teachers, parents and students.
"If the Mint tool is a financial compass orienting people to their
actual spending, Answers could be considered a practical field guide to
help people find their way and avoid pitfalls on their financial
journey," continued Patzer. "The evolution of Mint's educational
resources follows the progression that our users' experience, from
initial discovery and budgetary insight to long-term planning and
The Answers platform is provided by Sponge, a white-label
question-and-answer platform that helps sites capture high quality
content optimized for search traffic.
Mint.com is a leading online personal finance software service from
Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU), providing almost 5 million users a fresh,
easy and intelligent way to manage their money. And it's free. Launched
in September 2007, Mint.com has quickly grown to track nearly $200
billion in transactions and $50 billion in assets and has identified
more than $300 million in potential savings for its users. Mint.com's
innovation is in applying advanced technology to deliver breakthrough
ease-of-use. Using patent-pending technology and proprietary algorithms,
Mint.com allows users to see all their financial accounts in one place,
makes it easy to set and keep to budgets, and helps identify money
saving ideas. Mint.com is so effective that more than 90 percent of
users say they have changed their financial habits as a result of using
the service. For more information on Mint.com's free online personal
finance service, please visit http://www.mint.com
and follow Mint.com on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mint.
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management
solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions,
including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting
professionals. Its flagship products and services, including
QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, simplify small business management
and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and
filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation
offerings for professional accountants. The company's financial
institutions division, anchored by Digital Insight, provides on-demand
banking services to help banks and credit unions serve businesses and
consumers with innovative solutions.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $3.5 billion in its fiscal
year 2010. The company has approximately 7,700 employees with major
offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and
other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
Atomic PR for Mint
Jennifer Parson, 415-593-1400
Source: Intuit Inc.
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