8 Free Personal Finance Management Programs

When we posted our scrappy guide to making your first budget, many readers chimed in with what personal finance software they enjoyed, many of them free. Here’s a roundup of the results:

Free
Money Manager Ex (Windows and Linux)
MS Office templates (MS Office Suite or Open Office)
GnuCash (GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris and Mac OSX)
Pear Budget (all platforms)
Buddi (all)
Yodlee (online)
Wesabe (online)

Pay
Quicken ($30, PC) *
MS Money ($49.99, PC) *
Myvelopes ($7.90/month, online)
Moneydance ($29.99, all platforms)

* “Sunsets” after a few years, meaning you will have to pay for an upgrade or you won’t be able to sync it with your financial institutions. — BEN POPKEN