Why? What’s wrong with Quicken? It just doesn’t get the love that Quicken for Windows gets. Intuit, Quicken’s publisher, even stopped shipping Quicken for the Mac a few years ago (before deciding that Apple and the Mac might not actually be doomed), so Mac users found alternatives. Here’s one.
Almost Cheaper Than Cheap
First of all, let me highlight this loud and clear. Personal Budget is not Quicken. It’s not even a good Quicken replacement. Unless you want it to be.
Second, Personal Budget is beyond simple. If you can’t use this app to manage a simple budget then you shouldn’t be allowed to use money.
Yes. It’s that simple.
The app’s name is Personal Budget. All it does is a simple budget. Add an item to the budget with a click. Then, set the budget amount.
Personal Budget does all the calculations for you.
From then on it’s just a matter of adding each transaction– the money you spend for rent, car payment, health insurance, entertainment, clothing, food– or whatever and wherever the money goes.
As you add actual payment transactions to Personal Budget it records the dates and amounts, and updates the budget so you can see at a glance exactly how your the reality of your expenses compares with your budget.
Personal Budget is not so devoid of features that it does not come with a little eye candy.
Check the charts to see how your actual expenses compare to the budget.
How is Personal Budget better than Quicken?
It costs only a few dollars and it’s much, much easier to use. Other than the charts, there are absolutely positively no bells and whistles. That means the ultimate low learning curve, low entry cost, and maximum capability– your expenses compared to your budget.
Not bad for a few dollars, right?