Favorite Personal Finance Management Software?

My credit union recently shut down their in-house personal finance management site because it was too much work to maintain and they don’t see it as competitive with freely available sites like mint.com.

Now, I’m looking for something to switch to and I’m curious what software the community here uses to manage their personal finances.

@ster
51M

I think GNU Cash is pretty good

I use an Android app on F-Droid called MoneyWallet. It works pretty well and if you set it up right it can offer some sorts of analytic data for you.

@cvieira
11M

I use this and its fantastic for basic logging. It might not be the best for business applications but I love it for personal use.

@Nevar
31M

I just use a spreadsheet.

I’ve heard good things about cozy.io but it seems focused on Europe.

@DePingus
21M

If you enjoy over engineering things check out beancount (or ledger/hledger)!

@Jeffrey
creator
21M

Thanks for all the suggestions! A lot of GNUCash fans!

@Echedenyan
21M

Is not GNU Cash for that already?

@AThae3ep
21M

ledger + emacs

@aronkvh
11M

i don’t really use it but kmymoney seems nice

Valf
11M

Kresus is a nice one https://kresus.org/

@Jomn
11M

I personally use HomeBank.

@dwzero
11M

Hello from KDE land. I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to using these things, but I see people mentioning GNU Cash, so I’ll just throw in that Skrooge is the only one of these kinds of programs I’ve ever been able to figure out how to even use. Though that might just be some peculiarity regarding me personally.

@ster
31M

GNU Cash is pretty confusing and it runs pretty slow on my computer. It has a learning curve and probably hundreds of features which less than 1% of its userbase actually use.

But I have found that it’s flexible enough to do most things I want, and I can write python scripts to automate stuff, so I think it’s good enough for anything despite its flaws

@dwzero
11M

Automation through scripting? I can see how that could be useful, maybe I should give it another try, or see if Skrooge has that and I’m just overlooking it.

@2wT
11M

i use cospend but it’s more for tracking shared expenses.

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