Budgeting plays an important role in any good personal financial plan. It is a means to ensure that our earnings are spent and saved in the way we want them to. Budgeting helps us live within our means and accomplish our financial goals.
Everyone should create and use a budget. There are a number of great budgeting tools out there. However, Quicken is probably the most well known budgeting and money management software out there and for good reason. I have used Quicken for many years now and would recommend it to anyone.
Quicken brings all of your bank accounts, credit cards, investment accounts, and retirement accounts together in one place. It makes it easy to create and update your budget and track your cash flow. With the click of a button you can see how much money you really have at any given time. New mobile text/email alerts and mobile app allow you to see your finances any time you need to and stay on top of your finances.
It also has a new full year view that makes it very easy to plan for monthly differences in your budget. Quicken has a number of different products, making it easy for people to find one that fits their needs without paying for features they won’t use.
For additional budgeting information, see our Budgeting articles in the Personal Finance section of the site.