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Money Speaks, Now It’s Your Turn

At Mint, we share a belief that the best medicine in an ailing economy is a routine checkup that can help you to understand and manage your personal finances. If, at the same time, it can actually save you money, that’s all the better. So we are honored that Money magazine has chosen Mint.com as the best Free Online Personal Finance website.

Mint.com was chosen from among a number of websites, including Yodlee Moneycenter, Quicken Online and Wesabe, a recognition that more Americans are turning to a new generation of online personal finance tools that are easier to use and more accessible than ever before. Money made particular mention of Mint.com’s new investment tracking features – no matter how red the ink, there’s something about seeing your long-term investments alongside your day-to-day spending that makes it all that much more bearable. As Money said, Mint’s investing tools are “comprehensive, letting you compare your personal rate of return with major indexes and see your asset allocation.”

You can read more of what Money had to say here or pick up the December ink on dead trees version at your local newsstand.

But being recognized by our users is what means the most to us. That’s why we’d like to tell you about this year’s Crunchie awards.

We know it sounds like a breakfast cereal but the 2008 Crunchies recognizes the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year. It is co-hosted by a few of the most influential online tech publications including GigaOm, VentureBeat, Silicon Alley Insider, and of course TechCrunch. It’s up to you, the internet community, to decide who wins.

If Mint has helped you get a handle on your finances, we’d love it if you’d consider nominating us for “Best Overall” product.  Heck, Aaron probably won’t mind if you nominate him as  “Best Startup Founder” but we’ll leave that up to you. Readers can vote once a day until nominations end Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Midnight PST.

Just go to the Crunchies website to vote.

Five finalists will be selected for each award category and popular voting will run from December 15 – January 5, 2009 Midnight PST. The winners will be announced live at the award ceremony on January 9 in San Francisco.