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Author Topic: Looking for a budget plan software  (Read 3031 times)

masu

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Looking for a budget plan software
« on: May 27, 2006, 11:44:41 AM »
Hello,
I am looking for a private budget plan software, to manage my income and expenses.
Do you know some?
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Re: Looking for a budget plan software
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2006, 11:46:59 AM »
Quicken, Quicken, Quicken.  See this thread for more info:  http://www.donationc...60.msg26538#msg26538
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Re: Looking for a budget plan software
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2006, 01:06:33 PM »
Depends where you are from - Quicken only supports US bank accounts.

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Re: Looking for a budget plan software
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2006, 01:25:54 PM »
Quicken only supports US bank accounts.

That may be true, if you intend to link your quicken account for actually downloading from your bank account.  As long as you enter everything manually (which I do),* there should be no problem with setting up an account for your checkbook.  The same is true with credit card accounts.  As long as you don't want to download the information from the credit card site (which I don't, for many of the same reasons**), you should have no problem with them either -- or with anything else I mentioned.

*For several reasons:  I like to assign categories to everything; this lets me enter checks as I write them, not just as they are cleared by the bank (which would yield a deceptively higher amount that is actually available).

**Not to mention that they assign their own categories to expenses, and I like to make my own -- including dividing a particular store purchase among several categories (such as "clothing," "gifts," household repairs," etc.)
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Re: Looking for a budget plan software
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2006, 01:27:58 PM »
You can't buy Quicken in the UK anymore - it is not licensed over here - or at least it wasn't last time I looked.

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Re: Looking for a budget plan software
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2006, 06:26:51 PM »
Carol, so there is no program that one can buy here in the UK to talk to the bank website? I'm with HSBC as well...

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Re: Looking for a budget plan software
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2006, 06:38:40 PM »
If you find one let me know! MS Money can import HSBC files (but not credit card statements) but I found I really can't be bothered with MS Money !!

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Re: Looking for a budget plan software
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2006, 01:34:46 AM »
Quicken seems to be oversized to me. Are there any smaller programs?
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