Feb 10, 2008

Open Source Alternative to Quicken or Money

Tax season is upon us again, and I don’t know about you, but that kind of gets me thinking about my finances a bit. If you are like me, perhaps you are looking to find a better way to manage your finances, accounts and other items a little better. Maybe you just want to see where all of your dollars are going, or maybe you’re a small business owner looking to keep track of the books.

Whatever your reason, you may be in the market for some kind of accounting software. If you are like my wife, you probably thought about going out and getting something from the big dogs like Intuit’s Quicken, or Microsoft Money. Not this guy, I’m not going down the pay-ware super highway unless I am forced to at gun point.

money manager, free alternative to quickenI found an open source accounting program that has ports for Windows, and Linux, and of course, it is free. Money Manager Ex is the name of the software. It has a real basic interface, so you won’t get lost in all of the bells and whistles that you might find in their pay-ware counterparts.

Some of the things it can do are manage all of your bank accounts, your stocks, keep track of your assets, budgeting, and any repeating transactions you may have, along with a myriad of reporting tools. A full list of features can be found here.

If you have been looking to take back control of your finances, or just looking for a better way of doing it, then Money Manger Ex might just be the solution you have been looking for

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