Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




122 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 16058 22-Sep-2007 12:43
Send private message

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.

Create new topic
479 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 87654 22-Sep-2007 12:51
Send private message

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



122 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 87970 24-Sep-2007 19:52
Send private message

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: http://www.youneedabudget.com/

Money trials: http://www.microsoft.com/money/freetrial_info.mspx
Quicken trials: http://www.quicken.co.nz/trial_software/trials.asp

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.

 
 
 
 


420 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 92

Subscriber

  Reply # 87974 24-Sep-2007 20:14
Send private message

I use GNUCash.  It does everything you'll need and more.  It's free and there's versions for all Linux distros and Windows.

http://www.gnucash.org/

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Orcon announces new always-on internet service for Small Business
Posted 18-Apr-2019 10:19


Spark Sport prices for Rugby World Cup 2019 announced
Posted 16-Apr-2019 07:58


2degrees launches new unlimited mobile plan
Posted 15-Apr-2019 09:35


Redgate brings together major industry speakers for SQL in the City Summits
Posted 13-Apr-2019 12:35


Exported honey authenticated on Blockchain
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:19


HPE and Nutanix partner to deliver hybrid cloud as a service
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:12


Southern Cross and ASN sign contract for Southern Cross NEXT
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:09


Data security top New Zealand consumer priority when choosing a bank
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:07


Samsung announces first 8K screens to hit New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:03


New cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses launched in APAC
Posted 10-Apr-2019 20:59


Kiwis ensure streaming is never interrupted by opting for uncapped broadband plans
Posted 7-Apr-2019 09:05


DHL Express introduces new MyDHL+ online portal to make shipping easier
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:51


RackWare hybrid cloud platform removes barriers to enterprise cloud adoption
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:50


Top partner named at MYOB High Achievers Awards
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:48


Great ideas start in Gisborne with hackathon event back for another round
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:42



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.