Finding the Best Free Budget Software

Budget software can be a great tool to help you keep your finances in check and understand where you are spending your money. There are some online tools in addition to traditional software to be downloaded on your computer. With all of the free resources out there, there is no need to spend any money on budget software.

Mint.com

Mint.com is an excellent online budgeting tool. You link your checking account, and it automatically uploads your spending history. It creates pie charts showing where you are spending your money. Each transaction is compiled into sections such as housing, food and gas. You can easily visualize your fiances with this program. Mint.com is free and is compatible with most banks.

Myspendingplan.com

This is a great online tool in which you enter your information so that the program can create a budget for you. You can use it to create a household budget or to budget for a large purchase. You can also set it up to alert you when bills are due. You can also use myspendingplan.com to create a plan to pay off debt.

Personal Computer Software

Don't forget to check the software that came with your computer. Microsoft Works and Office are two programs that come standard with most computers and include budgeting spreadsheets.

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