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Master Geek

Topic # 16058 22-Sep-2007 12:43
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Hi folks,

Can anyone recommend a good personal finance program? I'm looking for something to track my day-to-day expenses with budget/reporting functionality and multi-currency support. I've used Money 2004 before but wasn't that thrilled (budgeting was weird and the whole thing seemed very time consuming). Does anybody use Quicken? Money 2008? Any comments/feedback appreciated.

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  Reply # 87654 22-Sep-2007 12:51
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I have use ms money before and agree it wasnt the greatest, I have been using quicken now for 4 years and recently upgraded to quicken 2006, I also like it as it can sync with my pda so i can enter transactions in real time then sync back to my pc. Only downside is that it doesnt do an auto bank reconcilation if I download my bank file from the net. but then I think thats a NZ problem only, Great reports, easy to enter and alter tranactions. Bank reconcilation is a breeze. All round I think it is good. I have also used business banking software from NZA, myob, banklink, task tech, plus a few others and for personal banking I still prefer quicken

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  Reply # 87970 24-Sep-2007 19:52
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Thanks for the feedback. Following my research (mainly Amazon reviews), the consensus seems to be that Quicken is the better application. However, you can get free trials for both products so judge for yourself. Also, there was this software on Amazon that had great ratings but I'd never heard of before:

Money trials:
Quicken trials:

P.S. The Money trial downloads are pain-free but the Quicken download was a chore (you need a valid e-mail address etc.). I never understand why companies make it so hard to try their product.


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  Reply # 87974 24-Sep-2007 20:14
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I use GNUCash.  It does everything you'll need and more.  It's free and there's versions for all Linux distros and Windows.

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