I have been using this program for several years and always recommend it when people are looking for help managing their money.
Before then, I had used and trialed many paid for and free programs. Most either were with serious glitches (big name brands too) or far too complex or overly garish for the average home finance needs.
The program breaks down a persons incoming and outgoing to how such things should be with money, simple. It has help our home keep a steady baseline even in difficult times. It won't solve your finance problems of course, but it greatly helps create a visual management system for planning your way through!
I don't remember what version I stared with, but I have been through several updates. I am always pleased with the new releases that feature non-excessive feature additions and important improvements.
I have written the developer a couple of times for support and to offer suggestions. He is always prompt, polite and proactive in help and truly listens to the customer. Customers are contributors-- the way it should be.
Both in design and function, Budget calendar maintains a solid performance at a great price point.