What do you use to manage your money?

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How do you manage your money?

  1. Financial Software

    62.2%
  2. Checkbook Register

    2.7%
  3. Spreadsheet

    2.7%
  4. I just look it up online

    29.7%
  5. Notebook paper

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. I just worry about it when my card gets declined

    2.7%
  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    So I think I'm finally fed up with Quicken and in my search for a better financial management program, I've found out a lot of my friends don't use any financial management software:eek::eek:!

    So I'm curious what others do. I've used Quicken/Money since 1996 when I first had a computer. For a few years I didn't have one (early days of computing) I used the checkbook register.

    What do y'all use and why?

    And of course, since I'm looking for financial management software, I will take recommendations. I would VERY MUCH (read: must) like to have one that can download my transactions from the internet. I'm currently using Quicken 2006 and want something new. I was beta testing Quicken Financial Life, but they updated and I wasn't able to download the update. MS Money is not an option as I'm a Mac user and don't want to bother loading Windows just for that.
     
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    I'd used Quicken since about 1995, updating every 3 years or so. Most recently I was using Quicken 2005 & I tried the Quicken Financial Life beta (a couple of different releases). I also tried many different personal financial programs & decided on Moneydance. I wanted something that would run natively on my Intel Macs & Moneydance is written in Java.
     
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    I use Quicken 2007 Home & Business. I've looked high and low for a replacement for my mac, but to no avail. Good luck in your quest.:)
     
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    Mint.com is great
    quicken online is good too and seems to accept more small banks and CUs.
    I personally like mint better though
     
  10. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Quicken online is free, isn't it? I think I tried it out, but there was some reason why I didn't like it. Part of it could have been the fee.
     
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    I run a business and have at least 20 accounts that I use Quicken to manage and access online. Would any of the online services mentioned work for me?

    Also, what about running reports and exporting to a spreadsheet? Scheduled transactions?
     
  15. chandsa Guest

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    Have you checked out this software....

    ....Moneydance is a pretty good application that I have found. It is quite simple, doesn't have the annoying ad's that accompany M$ Money, Quicken. I am hell bent against allowing the program to connect to my bank online and download the statements. I usually download them myself and then import all the transactions into Moneydance. Just google it and they do offer a trial version in case you want to try it out.

    I believe they are working on a new release, but the creator doesn't mention how soon they plan on releasing the newer version.
     
  16. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So those of you that are using Quicken, what are you planning to do when you upgrade to Snow Leopard?

    I'd like to not install Rosetta, as the only applications I use it for are Office and Quicken. I can certainly do without Office, but I cannot do without Quicken. I've tried some of the other money management software, but I haven't come across any that made me want to buy them.
     
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