Does Mint require at least one linked account to work? I want to use for manual entry only and cannot get to settings to Add Property.

We are trying to set up Mint account for minor child to learn to track savings and spending. Child has no bills to link and savings account is bundled with our finances so I am not willing to link to our bank.

I want to Add Property so that we can use manual entry. I cannot see Add Property as an option under Settings. I understand from chat help that just attempting to link would get us past the initial screen but that did not work. Or maybe we didn't do something correctly.....


Hi Minter,

Yes, you need to link at least one banking/credit card account for you to be able to use Mint.

You might want to check this guide:


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