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Finance Software

King KongKing Kong Registered User regular
edited August 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm looking to get my fiance some software setup here at the house that can help her control her spending and better show her what she spends on what.

The problem is she has no checking account and she works for cash tips. I want something where she can enter in what she made and then enter in receipts and it will show her how much she spent on say, fast food for the month. Also some kind of calendar function where she could enter in when bills are due etc.

I use an excel spreadsheet for my stuff because that's all I really need, but I want something maybe more user friendly etc for her.

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  • ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    QuickBooks maybe?

    Just because she doesn't actually have a checking account doesn't mean you can't "pretend". It might be a healthy exercise to shove her cash tips in a shoebox or something and use it like a bank.

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Yeah, you could call it the Bank Box!

    I've heard good things about Microsoft Money.

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  • xThanatoSxxThanatoSx Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Quicken also works well.

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  • Jebus314Jebus314 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    If you're super cheap, you could probably make excel pretty user friendly with some macros and large colored boxes.

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  • WeretacoWeretaco Cubicle Gangster Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I use standalone quicken which works well for me. Microsoft money isn't quite as good IMO.

    If you're in the US you also have the free online options of and the online quicken.

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