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11 June 2007 @ 11:30 pm
Does anyone out there in LJ land have thoughts about banking/financial software? What is cheapest, or most useful? Something with a good loan calculator would be nice.
goldbuggoldbug on June 12th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
What do you want to use it for? There are lots of loan calculators online. I like this one: http://www.bankrate.com/brm/popcalc2.asp.
Amaramargyle on June 12th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC)
financial software
I'm really just exploring and looking for tools at this point. I keep track of my back account through my bank website, but I'd like to find something that will keep track of all my finances. Something with a good set of analytical tools would be nice. A loan calculator is just one of the things I'm looking for. Eventually I might like to do things like track investments and or purchase stock, but for now all I really want to do is keep track of my income, and my expenses. I guess some ability to transfer money or pay bills online/automatically would be nice too.
inkbrush76inkbrush76 on June 12th, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
Quicken's the standard for most folks on ye olde PC. (Or Microsoft Money if that's what floats yer boatie.) There are a few other options on a Mac that I'm aware of.

Also, I want to talk with you about Cindy's new job, because they might have space for you if you're interested now or after you get a computer science degree. (If that's the way you go.)
sinlesssinless on June 12th, 2007 11:52 am (UTC)
I've just been using a spreadsheet (googledocs) for mine with calcs online if I need them. M$ Money works, but I had trouble downloading my account info from Arvest. I've never tried Quicken, so I have no idea about that one.
Alisoncellogirl5874 on June 12th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
I was using Quicken until it stopped letting me download my bank information. I was at a credit union, and Quicken had instituted some 'security feature' that the banks had to sign up to directly download transactions instead of Quicken importing a csv file.

I use an openoffice spreadsheet now, with some financial templates I downloaded from microsnot. There's a loan calculating thingy template, but there's prolly a better way to get a spreadsheet to calculate loans than that.