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Personal finance software.

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Big_nath, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Big_nath

    Big_nath Kilobyte Poster

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    Do you use any? if so which one?

    This year is the year to get my finances straight and i thought i would try some software to help me manage my money better. The most obvious one is MS money, but is it the best?

    I know i could knock something up in excel, to be honest i don't have the time. I also like being able to download statments directly into the software.
     
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  2. Alex Wright

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    Can't recommend any program in particular, simply because I've never used one. As a fan of open source, this would be my first port of call.
     
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  3. westernkings

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    I use a program called Spend for the Iphone/Ipod touch, has a free version as well as paid one, its a great bit of software
     
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  4. delorean

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    I use Excel. I have dabbled with Quicken in the past but it didn't have the banks I use listed so it's pretty much rendered useless without that feature available to me. Same goes for MS Money.

    Excel does what I need it to do, that said I like the look of Rudder and it's free!
     
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  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I use ruled lines on paper. :ohmy

    Harry (Old farts 'R' us)
     
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  6. Big_nath

    Big_nath Kilobyte Poster

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    lol, with an abacus? :D

    Thanks Guys for the help so far.
     
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  7. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Oddly enough I have an abacus at home.....

    Harry.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    I just keep track of my finances with Excel, when I even bother to type it all in. Usually a glance at my online bank statement is enough to let me know where I am financially and what I'm spending money on.
     
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  9. wagnerk
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    I cheat, my wife does the finances :)

    -ken
     
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  10. Metalstar

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    Been a while since the last post but I thought I would give my two penneth!

    I have been using http://www.youneedabudget.com/ for a while and it has been incredibly good.

    Once you get your head round it, it is very easy to keep on top of everything. It tracks your spending and makes it really easy to plan for everything. The forums are very helpful too.
     
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  11. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    This works.

    Admittedly you have no access to your debit/credit cards but the bills do get paid :p

    Qs
     
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  12. Evilwheato

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    I tend to use Excel to find out where my money is going ^^
     
  13. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    I've got to say, I was intrigued by this software and have downloaded the trial version. So far so good, I'm impressed... so +rep for you Metalstar.

    Very much appreciated.

    Qs
     
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