Many transactions still show up without being cleansed from the all-caps raw feed of a credit-card statement: “SLING TV – ENGLEWOOD, CO,” not “Sling TV.” It still miscategorizes too many transactions, like when Mint sees a ski area and a gas station with “Liberty” in their names and decides a lift ticket was a $58 tank of gas. Viewing and exporting records within a set date range—essential to tax prep—requires hand-editing a Mint URL. You still can’t merge Mint and TurboTax accounts, so every spring I endure a laborious import/export ordeal. It’s as if Mint, with 13 million-plus registered users, were a resource-constrained startup instead of a property of Intuit, the Microsoft of personal finance. But more than a decade after the firm behind TurboTax and QuickBooks (and, until 2016, Quicken) bought Mint for $170 million, neatly taking a competitor off the map, this once-groundbreaking app might as well be streaked … [Read more...] about What the hell happened to Mint?
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The biggest player currently is Blade, which has been providing app-based charter booking of traditional helicopters in the U.S. since 2014. It now also offers per-seat pricing on shared shuttle flights to and from airports. Flights take off and land at all three major New York City airports, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., roughly twice per hour, Monday through Friday (plus some Sunday flights), for $195 each way. Blade, which counts Airbus as a major backer, recently expanded its shuttle services to L.A. Up the coast, Blade also operates in the Bay Area. So does Airbus’s own subsidiary, Voom—which offers shuttles between airports for around $250. … [Read more...] about This startup wants to make urban flying as accessible as riding the bus
Breaking old habits The human brain continues developing until we’re roughly 25 years old, so teenage behavior can have a significant and lasting impact. Research indicates that the adolescent brain is particularly prone to risk-taking, peer-seeking, and lack of impulse control. … [Read more...] about Secondhand screen time may be just as dangerous as secondhand smoking