Best Budgeting Software | Why Mvelopes Won My Heart, But I Still Recommend YNAB

Let's start with a boring reminder: there is no best. When I refer to the best budgeting software, I'm talking about the software that is best for me and my situation.  The closer your habits and preferences mimic mine, the more likely you are to have the same preferences. Back in 2011, I wrote about the best personal finance software, and I crowned MoneyDance as the King of the software. … [Read more...]

YNAB Review (You Need A Budget 3) | Finance Software Review

My relationship with You Need A Budget (YNAB) started out in a very innocent way.  I requested a trial copy for research on an upcoming project – my eBook The Secret To A Successful Budget: Practical Advice for Creating a Budget That Lasts.  Since YNAB is specifically geared towards budgeting, I thought a book on budgeting would be incomplete without introducing readers to this computer … [Read more...]

Moneydance Personal Finance Software Review

Early in 2010, I embarked on a journey to find the best personal finance software.  That journey led me to a product that some months ago I had never heard of – Moneydance. Moneydance Review: 2010 Moneydance Edition Subtitle: Why I selected Moneydance out of the sea of personal finance software: In my research on products, I tend to focus on the feedback and reviews of actual users.  Those … [Read more...]

Best Personal Finance Software 2014

Once upon a time I started on a quest.  It was the most noble of pursuits - to find the best personal finance software. My mission, of which I was given no opportunity to accept, is to find or upgrade my a personal finance software by April 30th. I had  Quicken Personal Finance Software, but alas my friends at the Intuit company want to continue to generate income so as of that … [Read more...]

How to Budget In Multiple Foreign Currencies

Tomorrow I’ll be updating you on a new MH4C schedule, but I’ll let you know this much – every Thursday I’ll start answering a readers question (instead of Friday).  If you have a question you can contact me.  A reader asked: We are also missionaries in PNG (currently on furlough in Canada).  For quite a while we've been wondering if there are any simple-to-use personal finance software … [Read more...]