Feeling like it’s time to ditch Quicken? We agree.
Once upon a time, Quicken was one of the best—if not THE best—money management tool on the market. But after Intuit sold Quicken to H.I.G. Capital in 2016, it’s been stagnant on upgrading its features.
A Google search for “best money management tools” returns a whooping number of 1,300MM results. Of those, the top articles feature 7-11 tools at the best. Quicken isn’t one of them.
Fortunately, there are lots of great alternatives to choose from.
In this post, we’ll share with you our favorites, organized by feature.
To quote: “See all your financial accounts, in one place.”
You can use it to track your income and expenses. You can also use it to monitor your investments and plan your retirement.
And it’s free!
Best Feature: Budgeting.
Why it’s great: One account for all your financial planning needs.
Tiller works like an online Excel spreadsheet that pulls in your bank’s data.
To quote: “Your financial life in a spreadsheet, automatically updated each day.”
The spreadsheet lives in Google Docs and can be customized to your personal needs.
You get the first 30 days for free. After that, you pay $59 per year.
Best feature: Customization.
Why it’s great: Old-school budgeting simplified and updated.
Mint is your basic starter as a budgeting tool.
To quote: “We help you effortlessly manage your finances in one place.”
Like in Personal Capital, you can link all your accounts in one place.
Mint gives you bold, colorful graphs to track your budget, upcoming bills, and credit score. Although it does track your net worth, it’s poor in managing your investments and retirement.
Overall, it’s best for beginners and mobile users. We love the bill-paying feature the best.
Plus it’s free!
Best feature: Bill management.
Why it’s great: Perfect for beginners.
YNAB tracks your spending and educates you on how to stick to your budget.
To quote: “Give every dollar a job.”
YNAB’s value is in its support.
It’s designed to help you get out of debt, stop living from paycheck to paycheck, and start saving.
You can use it both online and offline.
The cost is $6.99 per month or $83.99 per year.
Best feature: Transaction reconciliation.
Why it’s great: Builds budgeting habits.
To quote: “A new way to build wealth.”
We help you PICK the right company.
We help you PLAN the right career.
We help you EARN the right money.
Our focus is on helping you plan your future to earn the most wealth.
The cost is $49 per year.
Best feature: Wealth Guide.
Why it’s great: Plans your best financial future.
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