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Old 01-03-2013, 10:21 PM
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Default Anybody use Mint for their checkbook?

I really liked MS Money, but it's long gone now. I currently have Quicken 2010 and all the online functions stop in April for this version. Quicken really sux compared to MS Money and I'll not buy it again.

Anybody use mint.com? If so, what do you think about it?
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:34 PM
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yes. love it.
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I also used to use MM, and realize that Quicken sucks relative balls, especially since I only can use Quicken Essentials on my Mac. I tried Mint for a while - I did not like it because it was harder to track cash, but also I liked having my transaction history for years back in Quicken, and I could not upload it to Mint. So i stuck with Quicken by default.
If you're just tracking checking, and don't care too much about transaction history, Min would be nice I think.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:31 PM
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I use a combination of
YNAB (you need a budget)
Mint.com
MS Money (I export from YNAB)
moneycenter.yodlee.com


YNAB rocks.
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thanks for the ideas
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I use jGnash mainly from Linux for increased safety.
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yes. i have been using it for a few years now. have found it very convenient
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:05 AM
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I use jGnash mainly from Linux for increased safety.
interesting. i'll check it out.
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GNUCash is what I've been using for a while now. I used to swear by Quicken but got p!ssed at them constantly sunsetting whatever version I finally would migrate to.
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Gnucash is good for keeping track of things. You can put in any asset or account you have and keep it up to date. But:
  • I've never gotten automation to work, and that means manual updates of one kind or another. You can import OFX or QIF data, but then you have to go in and tag each transaction to show where it went. The last time I checked, the documentation on automation was very technical and I got the impression it was geared toward folks in the European banking system (I believe the devs are in Germany).
  • There's not a simple way to implement a budget, though there is some sort of budgeting add in so maybe that has matured to the point where this can be done. At one point I had schemed up a way to add a set of shadow budget accounts to try and do budgeting but I never got around to implementing it.

I looked at YNAB a few years back and it seemed pretty good but it couldn't handle investment accounts (really that's probably outside of the scope of the program) and I was interested in tracking my retirement, so I never tried using it. On the other hand, if you are interested in budgeting and don't want to track every account and asset you have then this is probably the superior tool.

In general, about twice a year I decide its time to use Gnucash again and I spend a bunch of time getting all of my investment transactions in, and then I start to look at the checking accounts and can't remember what a certain thing was and I give up and put it away for another few months. If I were disciplined enough to keep it up to date on a regular basis I'm sure it would be fairly painless.
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