As a marketing manager at Manilla.com, my job requires a lot of explaining.

I explain to people what Manilla is, what it does, its best features and functions, what the office is like, how it got started within Hearst, new product enhancements coming up, the benefits of using the mobile apps — the list goes on and on.

And not surprisingly, one of the questions I most often get is: How is Manilla different from Mint?

So today, I want to talk about Manilla vs. Mint, the differences between these two great services, and how actually using them together can increase your levels of productivity and convenience when it comes to managing your life.

1. Financial analysis vs. account management. The key difference between Mint and Manilla is this: Mint is used for financial forecasting and budgeting, whereas Manilla is used to manage all of the accounts in your life, all in one place. With Mint, you can track your spending, create a budget, set up savings goals, and manage your investments. With Manilla, you can view the balances of your financial accounts while also managing your other accounts, such as household accounts and utility bills, travel rewards programs, magazine and newspaper subscriptions, and even more types of accounts, like OpenTable, Groupon, LivingSocial and Netflix.

2. Document storage. Another benefit of Manilla, that most other services like Mint do not offer, is that it automatically files and stores your account documents, so you can view, download or print them whenever you want — without the paper clutter. Manilla’s document storage is unlimited, which means you get it forever, for free.

3. Reminders. Both Manilla and Mint offer reminders but in different ways. Manilla sends text and email reminders for all of your bills so that you never make a late payment and, therefore, never pay a late fee. Manilla also reminds you when it’s time to use your Groupons, LivingSocial vouchers, and travel points and miles so they never go unused. Mint does not offer these types of reminders. Rather, Mint will send reminders for your credit cards and loans.

Using Mint to analyze your finances and using Manilla to manage everything in one place will ensure that you always know what’s going on not just with your money, but also with all of your other accounts.

To learn more about Manilla vs. Mint, the differences between the two, and how using them together can improve the way you manage your life, check out these articles:

http://www.narrowbridge.net/mint-alternative-mint-com-vs-manilla/

http://www.moneyunder30.com/mint-alternatives-comparing-adaptu-personal-capital-and-manilla

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/09/bills-bills-bills-manage-your-accounts-like-a-real-pro/