[geeks] Personal Finance Software
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Thu Apr 5 20:45:34 CDT 2007
Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Robert Brooke Gravitt wrote:
> Hmm. I've never seen that before. It looks interesting. I'll give it
> a try.
>> I've bought it and QuickBooks/Quicken, and found that I didn't like
>> any of them.
> Quicken is just sort of "ok". Kinda. Almost.
It seems each new version of Quicken comes with more unwanted bells and
whistles and makes it harder to work the way I want to (and used to be
able to). Each time they force an upgrade, it uses more WinXP-esque
screen bling to do less.
>> I worked at a company where we wrote cash management software for the
>> "big banks" BofA, Suntrust, WaMu, etc & 1000s of credit unions. Most
>> use Yodlee for the some parts of their customer banking sites.
>> It's free, and might be what you're looking for.
> I don't really want something that requires the network. I'd rather
> just use something local. That way, I can keep that machine purposely
> off the network for security purposes.
That. I want my financial data kept local and safely behind my
firewall. It's kind of unavoidable my bank knowing where and when I
spend my money, but I'll be damned if I see why anyone else should.
It's not the years, it's the mileage.
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