The one where I take control of my family's finances

7 years ago

So I’ve been hemming and hawing about what personal finance software to use.  I used to use Quicken, but their software is buggy. I have also used Microsoft Money in the past, but they’re no longer supporting web downloads.  During my maternity leave I went back to the old calendar and calculator to balance my cheque book each month and pay my bills, knowing that we’d be maxing out all our credit cards and using up all the overdraft on our bank account to stay afloat. I mean, as much as moving was the best thing we could have ever done, it sucked our savings dry (not that there was much of it, but having to pay 1st and last month’s rent with no notice really hurt us financially).

So for the past month I’ve been trying to figure out how I’m going to go about managing our household finances now that I’m back at work and making money, scouring Google for recommendations and customer reviews.  Bottom line was that Quicken was slowly circling the drain, and not worth the $60 bucks, Microsoft Money was well-loved, but now unsupported and thus, unusable, and all the other great software out there was accounting software for small business, all to complicated for what I needed it for.

Visit my blog to read more about what I found, and how it has inspired me to get my finances under control.

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my blog ~ tales of a brown-eyed-girl

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