Can I set up a shadow account which I will maintain, not link to my Credit Union?

I want to maintain the account as I would a paper checkbook.  I'd like to print checks from the account like I do on my old Quicken software.


Hi cvmayfield, 

Good day! 

As I understand it, you would like to create or add an account that you can update manually in Mint. You can add the account as other property in Mint.

No worries, I'm here to walk you through. You can follow the steps below: 

You can track assets or debts not associated with an account by adding “Other Property” by following the steps below:

- Login to your Mint account.
- Click the Accounts link at the top of the page.
- Click the car icon that says Other, then click the orange +Add Other Property button.
- Choose the type of property you'd like to add: Money (or debt), Vehicle, Other Property and then click Next.
- Name the “property” and enter the value.
- Then click Add it! And your changes will be saved.

You will have to update this "account" manually, but it will be counted in your net worth (whether an asset or debt).

Thanks for using Mint! 

Mint Steph

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