Whether you are running a small business, creating a family budget or filing your taxes, there is a myriad of computer software available to serve your financial needs. Many of these programs not only help declutter that mess of financial papers you may have lying around, but also allow you to see exactly where your money is coming from and where it’s going.
Rather than slaving over trying to balance your checkbook, let these programs do it for you by connecting to your accounts and recording when you write checks, when you pay with your credit card, how much money you owe, and more.
Quicken is a gold mine of personal finance software for individuals. It can link to almost all of your accounts – from current account to superannuation – and shows you exactly where your money is coming from and where it’s going. It’s perfect for family budgeting, preparing for tax time, growing your wealth, or running a home based business.
Quicken Personal Plus
If you want to take your finances to the next level consider using Quicken Personal Plus. It comes with everything Quicken Personal does, but with the added bonus of watching investments, optimizing tax savings, and property investment management. It even comes with a Carbon Footprint Calculator.
For those you who run a slightly bigger business than a home operation, QuickBooks is a more extensive software. It covers anything from basic payroll management to basic accounting so that accountants and small business owners can get to grips with financially running a business. You can also make an ongoing list of tax deductions as time goes on, print checks, and pay your bills.
Don’t let the tax man sneak up on you this year. TurboTax offers smart and practical tax filing that you can do from your own computer. The program has different options – from full time employee to self employed entrepreneur – so that you can file taxes appropriately, get those deductions in, and pay your taxes right from the internet. It even prints out the required paperwork used by the government for your own personal records.
Quickbooks Student Edition
Designed for university students to track their personal finances, QuickBooks Student Edition has all the features of the regular QuickBooks with added lessons on personal finance and business analysis.
CashBook online is a simple interface that allows individuals and business to keep track of their expenses. It essentially saves you and your accountant the trouble of having to sift through heaps of receipts and invoices so that you can spend more time getting on with other tasks.
ANZ Money Manager
ANZ is an online money manager that integrates with Australian banks and lets you see all of your accounts in one place. It shows all of your accounts, your spending, your net worth, your budget, and more all in an effort to get your actively involved in your personal finances.
Say goodbye to heaps of financial papers, accountants, receipts, invoices and more with financial software programs like these. There is a wide range of software to choose from; why not look at free trials or smartphone apps to keep costs down until you’ve found a winner?