Today's the date of the second Finovate conference, and Mint.com CEO Aaron Patzer got on the horn to show me some new features they're introducing. Most exciting is the ability to add all your investment accounts in one place. With Mint's simple interface, you can look at your entire portfolio, your performance vs. the market, and total allocation—and you can sort holdings by highest value, best performers, and worst performers. "We redesigned it three times and brought in 30 people to do user testing before we got it right," Patzer says. "We want it to be very powerful when you need it, but not overwhelming at the same time. That really fits with Mint's vision—to be effortless." Of course, with the market the way it has been this year, Patzer's (and my) best-performing assets are in cash—a fact that only underscores the need for an easy tool to make portfolio management as painless as possible. Patzer aims to make Mint break even by the end of the year; I like his chances.
Some other companies that will be presenting this year and that are worth checking out: WeSeed, which aims to humanize stock investing; MoneyAisle, where banks bid for your business, and Thrive, which I met with on Friday and will be writing about soon. Stay tuned!