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Can you recommend financial software?

I am looking for something to input my financial info into that will help to quantify expenses. I'd like to be able to track how much is going to interest and principal as well as categorizing different expenditures. It would be great if the program could interface with an iPhone app to make it easy to enter business or personal expenses on the fly.

There are a ton of programs out there and I'm just looking to see what you guys like.

Thanks for the help!

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I use quickbooks. Don't get quicken because it sort of sucks
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I have quicken and quickbooks. Quickbooks is better for tracking expenses.
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Check out mint.com.
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How long have you guys been using mint.com?

Looks cool but I'm a little leery about giving up all my financial data to a free website.
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How long have you guys been using mint.com?

Looks cool but I'm a little leery about giving up all my financial data to a free website.
A little over a year now, they have some really nice graphs and alerts when you approach budget limits you set.

All I have is debt so I'm not too worried. You can't steal debt.

http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/06/should-you-trust-mint-com/
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All I have is debt so I'm not too worried. You can't steal debt.

Should You Trust Mint.com? - NYTimes.com
LOL!!!! (I think that is the first time I have every posted LOL)

So I am not the only poor white trash lurking on PPOT
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I use Quickbooks at work and for a business & it is great. For my home finances I use Quicken. I love the ability to download my account information from all my accounts. It will do more reports than I want to do. I have been using Quicken since version 1 that came on a 5.25 inch floppy. I have over 20 years of my finances recorded.
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Mint.com is greeat, I've been using it for about 3 years now.
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Both QuickBooks and Quicken will quantify expenses, but so will a spreadsheet. I guess it just depends on what you want out of the software.

Quicken has some nice reporting/graphs for home finance. I use their bill pay service @ $9.95/month. It pretty much pays for itself in postage that I don't have to buy.

Quickbooks is going to be more business oriented - think profit and loss, balance sheets, AP, AR.

BUT, be careful. Sometimes quantifying expenses can be painful. I have over 15 years worth of our finances in Quicken. That's how I know that in the last 15 years we've spent $19,768.26 on.....


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I have Mac and use iBank, a very fine program!

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