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Deal Editor's Note: This program was nominated as the "Best Budgeting Program" across the internet community and reviewed by many websites such as: Lifehacker, About.com, & Mac.Appstorm. The software focuses you on the foundation of your finances: the Budget. This software originally retails for $60, so grab it today at a 75% discount. - Discombobulated
It is normally $60.
I've been looking for budgeting software for a month or so but have been scared off by some reviews on other software. I stumbled on this today and saw it has great reviews overall and thought i'd share.
It runs on Windows or Mac and syncs to the cloud (through dropbox) for easy access with their great Android or iOS apps.
First post, sorry if it's not exactly right! I hope someone else finds this useful.
Pros: pro-active budget tracking, forces you to plan for your spending rather than just passively monitor your past spending, which Mint does well in that regard.
Cons: forces you to micro-manage your budget and transactions if you want to fully utilize this software
Be aware that this does NOT link / auto-import transactions (ala mint) you must hand enter everything or do the .csv download/upload rigamarole - some see this as a benefit, but if you have a married couple both having to get every transaction back into a system like this on top of your other daily activities, this is going to quickly become frustrating. Look at mint.com or Quicken Starter Edition ($29) with Direct Connect features.
Just a user note: Guys this is an excellent program and well worth it IMO. Take note that it may affect your impulse spending habits on SD. It has helped me keep track of where money is going versus just looking at my bank account and thinking I have enough. Great online live training too. I found this program by looking at Amazon and this was the highest rated. I paid much more for this...
Setting a budget is good practice. Mint.com is a good free alternative. If you feel uncomfortable about linking bank accounts, just know that you can still use Mint.com without linking them by putting in transactions manually. That might actually help see where all your money is going and in turn help your financial situation.