Financial Management App

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  1. ez4me2c3d

    ez4me2c3d Cold Member

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    I have been using excel for a long time, but it's getting old, and I am looking for something with a little nicer interface.

    I have looked at Cashbox (limited), and cha-ching (pretty nice, but costs money).

    I'm wondering what, if any, do my fellow Mac users use.
     
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    My wife uses quicken. I don't do the bills. Checkbook > Me:noes:
     
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    i've considered quicken for a long time, but there's some surprisingly nasty privacy issues involved with using it which have scared me off (and turbotax, i believe).
     
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    This looks pretty sweet. I'll start playing around with it.

    I faintly remember a guy on OT talking about this as his project. I can't recall who it was but I think his AV was the Dashboard icon. I always put off checking it out though.
     
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    call me crazy, but i'm not about to trust some fairly small-time web site with all of my financial information where the only assurance of security is "Each user is given a secret and unique key that varies between 16 and 32 digits containing both uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers. No one is going to be able to accidentally guess your code and view your account details."
     
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    If you hacked my account on clearcheckbook.com, all you would see is that I have $4000 in my checking acount, am $30k in debt, and spend alot of money at Old Chicago.

    The site suggests you do not enter in account numbers, and I'm not going to. It's just for entering amounts of money and tracking where it's going.

    I might be a little shy to tell people I'm in such a large amount of debt, but I just took care of that. You all already know. ;)
     
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    I use a pirated version of Quicken 05 but im not doing a very good job updating it :o
     
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    an old college friend of mine created Checkbook. It's 'nice I guess...

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    been using Excel for several years.. does fine for me :dunno:

    password protect, host the small file anywhere, access it from anywhere (using google docs), simple.
     
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    Google docs, now that's interesting...

    The real reason I want to move away from excel is my lack of understanding of it. I wish I knew a better way to maneg my money. A more dynamic way. Like how these finance apps can alert you when a bill is getting close or you can filter by tags, etc.

    Can excel do that? Or are you just using excel like an electronic paper and pen method?
     
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    excel is more like you balancing your checkbook by hand. you're not going to get reminders or anything like that.
     
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    :werd:

    reminders would be nice, but I update my financial spreadsheets at least once a week to keep on top of things. takes only a second, and keeps my bank, credit, and everything financial in check :bigthumb:

    personal financial management isn't difficult, it just needs the right sorting. If you want me to send you a template of what I use as an example, PM me.
     

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