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    Default Anyone use any budget/expenses tracking software ?

    If so what do you use and how do you rate it ?

    (free would be preferable of course but don't mind paying for the right product).

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    Default Re: Anyone use any budget/expenses tracking software ?

    Yes I do.

    My excel spreadsheet works for me.

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    Default Re: Anyone use any budget/expenses tracking software ?

    I use a small diary and a pen. Not very computer oriented, but effective as each expense can be quickly noted as incurred without firing up the portable

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    Default Re: Anyone use any budget/expenses tracking software ?

    Cashbook, free and made in NZ.

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    Default Re: Anyone use any budget/expenses tracking software ?

    I have a 1MB or larger excel file .. I find they are more flexible and b/c you designed it, you know the inside of it.... I have mine via months and I have my own goals .. ie., income and the percentages of what I spend and what I keep etc.. I also have a income and a outgoing ... that I can see the make up of it ... I can track the surplus and deficit over time too... I work with % so that if any figures change .. I can still track myself. ... If I gain a little reward and it's not fair to keep only some of it .. like income, I can just add this nominal figure onto my end figure of surplus / deficit .. as a whole.

    You can have line graphs and even pie graphs like what you spend it on .. and have things like shopping, utility etc etc .. depends how much work you put into it.
    You can also draw in a benchmarking line that you hope to reach ... and see your actual graph data fluctuate around it ...
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    Default Re: Anyone use any budget/expenses tracking software ?

    Excel if you have MS Office though I beleive that OpenOffice has there own version of Excel as well.

    We use Excel for all our cash monitoring and for us at least, it works very well.

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    Default Re: Anyone use any budget/expenses tracking software ?

    Just downloaded ace money lite and that seems pretty good at first glance.

    I could use excel but I was being lazy and couldnt see the point of going through the process of setting it up, then fine tuning etc if there was a prog out there to save me doing all that.

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    Default Re: Anyone use any budget/expenses tracking software ?

    Excel.
    wipe your paws.

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    Default Re: Anyone use any budget/expenses tracking software ?

    Quote Originally Posted by globe View Post
    Just downloaded ace money lite and that seems pretty good at first glance.

    I could use excel but I was being lazy and couldnt see the point of going through the process of setting it up, then fine tuning etc if there was a prog out there to save me doing all that.
    So what happens if you get new income or an expense?
    Does Ace know all this?

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    Default Re: Anyone use any budget/expenses tracking software ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweep View Post
    So what happens if you get new income or an expense?
    Does Ace know all this?
    Huh

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