15 Cool Tools for Easy Expense Tracking and Budgeting

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From simple, personal and shared expense tracker to feature-filled, budget tracking tools. All free, enjoy!

(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

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Features: Demo

  • 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

(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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