Easy app for tracking payments made..

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  1. Learjet035 macrumors 6502

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    I write my lawn guy a check everyonce and a while, as well as a few others that aren't scheduled at all.
    Can you guys recommend anything for tracking this quickly and easily?

    I have MS office for mac but have no idea how to use excell. Seems like too much work.

    I just want to shoot it in somewhere and then when I get that next bill and go, "I thought I paid that" I can be sure.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Does you bank offer online banking? If so, try to start there. Otherwise, there is always Quicken

    It really sounds like you need to change your habits of how you pay your bills? Everyone has a system that works for them, but in your case, it doesn't sound like a piece of software is going to help much.

    No matter what you choose, there will be some level of work involved in managing finances...
     
  3. Learjet035 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Dang! I hate work! ;-) Thanks though. My bank does have online banking but it just lists check # and amount. I guess I could search there, but it doesn't say who the check was made out to. Does quicken work on the mac? I had heard no. Thanks again
     
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Yep, Quicken works on the Mac. I've been using it for years.
     
  5. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Cha-ching works for basic stuff, and it's pretty too! :D Not quite the caliber of Quicken, but not as complicated either...
     
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    USBank offers images of the check, which is nice. I also use duplicate checks too as a fallback. My checkbook register also comes in handy...

    Quicken does work on the Mac, in fact, just click the link I posted - it goes straight to the mac version. ;)
     
  7. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I'm another person who uses and loves Cha-Ching. It's fairly basic in its current form, but then again, so are my needs right now. Works a peach, IMO.
     
  8. Vinnie_vw macrumors 6502

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    Since you're operating paper-based, perhaps a paper-based accounting-system would be better for you? When paying my physical bills, I usually rip off a side with the details on it (don't US-checks have this feature too?), give it a check-mark to indicate that I dealt with it, and keep it in my "paid bills" folder(s).

    For paper-based accounting your could for instance create a series of folders, (e.g. 43 > 31 for each day of a month and 12 for each month - read GTD for more on that, but it's not complicated), sorted by day, week, or month, and insert the slips there. After a year, you can probably move to year-based folders or throw it away, depending on how important it is.
     
  9. Learjet035 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool, thanks a lot. All good ideas.
    Vinny, you're right about paper based, but I end up with piles all over (My sched is hell) so I never get to go through them.
    I think I'll give cha-ching a shot, so I can just quick shoot it in there, and be done with it.
     

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