Free personal finance software

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It's not all about the money, but money is certainly a big concern for us all. Budgeting, bill paying, cash flow, there's a lot to keep track of. You can sit at a high desk with a green eyeshade and a quill pen, or you can use automation to help make it all more manageable.

There are a bunch of programs out there to help you stay on top of your financial issues. Mint is a tool that may fit the bill for you in this regard.

Mint is a free online service that interacts with many banks, credit card companies, and investment accounts. It can automatically go out and grab the latest information for each of your accounts, so that you can look at your entire financial situation all at once, rather than having to spend half an hour logging on to a dozen different web sites to get your latest information. It's clever enough to categorize your spending, so that you'll know where you money is going without having to create a budget and spending hours trying to see how it all fits together. If you decide you do want to start budgeting, Mint will tell you what you've spent historically in different areas. It can notify you when you go over budget, or when other significant events happen, like low balances in your bank accounts, getting close to credit card limits, or even large transactions, like salary or tax refund deposits.

Mint should be compatible with most modern web browsers, so almost everybody should be able to use it.

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One Response to “Free personal finance software”

  1. Jack says:

    Mint is good one, But I don’t like web app.
    Now I use iMoney Lite, it’s a free finance software too.