15 Cool Tools for easy Expense Tracking and Budgeting

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(1) BillMonk (no longer online)

Features:

  • convenient for tracking expenses between friends, roommates, college students, etc.
  • track, manage, split and settle bills (via Obopay) online
  • get reminders (via email or SMS)
  • use tags to categorize your expenses
  • integrated system to keep track of stuff you lent and borrow i.e, books and DVDs

(2) BillQ

Features:

  • add, track and manage bills.
  • set ‘to pay’ reminders and deadlines
  • create groups and assign bills to them
  • Addons: Mac OS X Dashboard widget

(3)Billster

Features: Demo

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  • track personal and shared expenses
  • save reoccurring expenses (i.e., direct debits or standing orders)
  • get reminders (via email, SMS, RSS)
  • RSS feeds (for upcoming bils, reminders, etc.)
  • use tags to categorize your expenses
  • create expense graphs and charts
  • get overview reports

(4) BudgetOnWeb

Features: Demo

  • manage your budget, schedules and contracts in a Excel-like interface
  • integrates project management with contacts management and financial tools.
  • track and share budgets
  • collaborate on budgets with others

(5) BudgetTracker

Features: Demo

  • add, track and manage budget, bills and transactions
  • setup ‘due’ reminders
  • get reminders (via email, SMS or RSS)
  • access your account via mobile
  • track upcoming bills via RSS

(6) BuxFer

Features: Demo

  • manage expenses and group finances in a GMail-like interface
  • keep track of spendings and people owing you money
  • get reminders (via email or SMS)
  • import your credit card statements (.csv,.qfx,.ofx)
  • use tags to categorize your expenses
  • add bills via SMS
  • create expense graphs and charts
  • overview reports

(7) ClearCheckBook

Features: Demo

  • track and manage transactions
  • get reminders (via email or SMS)
  • access you account via mobile
  • update your account via SMS or AIM/ICQ
  • export account data to Excel, import bank records
  • Addons: Mac OS X Dashboard widget, Google gadget

(8) ExpenseView

Features: Demo

  • track expenses, budgets and income
  • create different expense categories i.e., groceries, utilities, phone, etc.
  • create expense graphs and charts
  • OCX import capabilities
  • add transactions via mobile

(9) iOweYou

Features: Demo

  • convenient for use in a shared student house
  • add and track shared bills
  • monitor updates via RSS feed
  • instant overview reports
  • free for groups of up to five people.

(10) JustBudget

Features:

  • manage your budget and spending habits
  • add, track, categorize and manage bills
  • create expense graphs and charts
  • instant overview reports

(11) MoneyTrackin

Features: Demo

  • simple and powerful online budget management tool
  • track multiple projects
  • tag, share and collaborate on projects
  • get transaction reminders (email)
  • integrated calculator and currency converter
  • create expense graphs, charts and Excel/PDF reports
  • access you account from you mobile
  • Addons: Firefox extension, Netvibes module

(12) MySpendingPlan

Features: Demo

  • simple and easy-to use tool to track and manage your budget
  • get reminders via email
  • create expense graphs and charts

(13) Plan2Spend

Features: Demo

  • organize your bills and payments
  • track daily expenses
  • quick summary and detailed budget reports
  • get money management tips from the Plan2Spend community

(14) SpendingProfile

Features: Demo

  • track and manage your budget and expenses
  • import your bank account transactions
  • create expense graphs and charts

(15) Wesabe

Features: Demo

  • track and manage transactions
  • use tags to categorize your expenses
  • get budgeting tips from other users

Some Desktop Software for Budget/Expense Tracking

  • PearBudget (can be used by almost any spreadsheet program i.e., Excel, Word, OpenOffice, etc.)
  • Buddi (Mac, Windows, Linux)
  • JGnash (Mac, Windows, Linux)
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Comments (16)
  • Dmitry Morozov

    Try using our personal expense tracking application at townbreath.com. The unique feature is the client-side data encryption. That means that your data are encrypted in your browser before sending to the cloud. This guaranteed that your data exist as plain text only in your browser. The decryption password never transmitted to the server and we never ask it. The application allows to organize your expenses into a few custom categories and provides some summary reports for days, months and even years. Your data are stored in the reliable and secure cloud database
    and available simultaneously from any of your computers or mobile devices, synchronization isn’t required. By means of this app you can gain more awareness about your expenses and ultimately reduce them and save your budget.

  • Kevin Peter

    Step by step approach to finalizing a vendor nearly took our breath off. Lot of jargons, too much info online, decision making was really challenging. Basic functionality with easy interface and flexible to handle our needs helped.

  • Akshay

    Good article. Though would have liked http://www.mint.com up there.
    Fully-automated application for personal expense management.
    Tracks from source i.e. bank accounts and credit cards.

    However for shared expenses you can give a try to http://www.beezang.com. Super easy to use. Now even personal expenses can be tracked via it.

  • Keepwrite

    Saw this too.. Nice simple…but doesn’t store info on the server…but very interesting.. Check it

    http://www.screeperzone.com/expensesharer/xsharer.html

  • Asif

    Very nice and useful article! Very recently came across this another tool to track daily expenses http://mychipper.com/. It is extremely simple to use and has a very neat interface. Has lots of other small nice to have features like reminders, tracking lent and borrowed money.

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