Budget
Budget 6.7
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Budgeting and financial management tool.   Demo ($39.95)
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Budget is a program that helps you setup and live by your budget.
  • You may write checks, make deposits, enter pays and balance your checkbook.
  • See at a glance how much money you have in your budget, savings, or investment accounts.
  • Transfer money between accounts using simple drag and drop.
  • Powerful search capabilities allow you to find any transaction easily.
  • The program contains extensive documentation under the help menu.
What's New
Version 6.7:

Enhancements:

  • Added the ability to sync associated envelopes with Budget Touch v1.6 or later.
  • Added the ability to merge two envelopes.
  • Added the ability to automatically record reminders.
  • Attempted overdraft of envelope now results in message to transfer funds rather than transfer window.
  • Budget is sandboxed on Mac OS X 10.7 and later for increased security.
  • Codesigned with a Developer ID from Apple (to keep the Mac OS X 10.8 Gatekeeper happy). Budget had previously been codesigned using a Verisign ID ever since April 2008.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed reminder bug that caused recorded pays to show up in the calendar.
  • Fixed cents truncation in pay rules.
  • Fixed editing transaction to different account or envelope and changing amount at same time.
Version 6.7:

Enhancements:

  • Added the ability to sync associated envelopes with Budget Touch v1.6 or later.
  • Added the ability to merge two envelopes.
  • Added the ability to automatically record reminders.
  • Attempted overdraft of envelope now results in message to transfer funds rather than transfer window.
  • Budget is sandboxed on Mac OS X 10.7 and later for increased more...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Macdan2004 reviewed on 06 Jan 2012
Excellent app for managing your money before you spend it. This app and method of budgeting and spending has saved us many times. I have been using this app for years and it have never failed me. I use it now on my Mac with the iPhone version as well so I always have my budget with me and know what I can spend. Great tools!
[Version 6.6.1]

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Macdan2004 replied on 22 Mar 2014
Still using Budget, now on version 6.7. Really appreciate this tool!!
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Singley reviewed on 02 Jun 2011
Great interface and functionality, reasonable price, a head over the competitors
[Version 6.5.9]


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kari11 reviewed on 13 Feb 2011
I have been using this program for a year and cannot recommend it enough. Zero-based budgeting, also called the envelope system, has revolutionized my budgeting. Snowmint Budget make it easy. You set up how your income is allocated,then when you get paid, Budget automatically sends the money to the proper envelopes. If I go grocery shopping and want to know how much I have left, I simply check the envelope. The amount is displayed on the front.

The program will schedule bills and it's easy enough to check when one is due.

I also like that once you buy the program, you receive all future updates and upgrades for free.

If I had one complaint, it's that other programs look better. Snowmint just doesn't appeal to me visually. Still, for everything I have gained from this program, I guess I can overlook that. =)
[Version 6.5.5]


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coolmemin commented on 22 May 2008
I have used both budget and Moneywell and I personally prefer Moneywell. I like the bar charts it generates because it makes it easier to compare how much your spending changes month to month on different categories (buckets). Budget is a really good program too though and is very easy to use and set up. I guess its just a matter of personal preference. Try both and see which one you like.
[Version 5.3.6]

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Ben-Marko replied on 21 Sep 2009
I agree, I have had MoneyWell, it is more descriptive overall.
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larrymcj replied on 22 Aug 2011
I would agree with you *if* they ever give us the update that's been promised for some time now. They're missing a great sales opportunity by dragging out the 2.0 release because some people won't wait much longer.
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Joi commented on 19 Apr 2008
I bought this last year, but to be fair I never got around to using it because I didn't feel like getting into the help file extra to learn how to use it. Yada, yada learning curve. So it might be a great app, but I downloaded MoneyWell and it had a bunch of online video tutorials so I'm going to use that because it seems to use the same envelope system but with buckets.
[Version 5.3.5]


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Donkeyotay commented on 27 Mar 2008
A comment about the guarantee. I bought this program last year, but really couldn't get along with it. I emailed the developers within the 60 day trial & had my money refunded within a day or so. Brilliant service.
[Version 5.3.5]


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Odysseus commented on 28 Feb 2008
Has anyone compared this to MoneyWell?
[Version 5.3.4]


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MacDan reviewed on 17 Mar 2007
This program is worth every penny. Managing your money with the envelope metaphore if far superior to using all the Quicken look-a-likes out there. This allows you to better control your spending before you spend the money. Quicken and the rest are just tools for reporting where the money has already gone. They do not help you segregate your funds to appropriate envelopes so that money does not get spent where it should not be spent.

Awesome program. I am much less stressed when I can see that we already have our mortage money set aside and I did not have to open multiple bank accounts to do so.
[Version 5.2.1a]


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trinarol reviewed on 15 Feb 2007
I love this product! I don't really want this to sound like one of those awful testimonials, but I've gotta give credit, where credit is due. My husband and I have never been really good with money because we've never really had to worry about it, but we decided to buy a house. We knew that we would need to be very careful...and after a few failed attempts using other programmes and even this one (not the programme's fault...I just went too complicated ie. Multiple accounts, credit cards and investments) I finally mastered most of the features of Budget and am very pleased to say that we purchased our house and will be debt free (except our mortgage, of course) in three months. If you want a relatively simple way to watch your pennies, this is the best option I've found
[Version 5.2.1a]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Oct 2005
I had tried this program in the past, and decided to forgo using it. However, with its recent advances, it has met many of my personal financial needs in a nice package. There is a little bit of a learning curve, but if you are serious about using the program, you shouldn't have any problems understanding the logic of the programs flow.

The customer support is stellar! I can't remember getting such great support on any other product that I have ever purchased in my life. The customer support is well worth the price of the software. Also, they are constantly upgrading and fine-tuning the program, month after month. In my opinion, they are a benchmark of customer support.

For my personal needs, this program alone is not enough. I still need the online capabilities of a Quicken. However, if you don't do much with online banking and bill pay, then this program should be just fine. It's too bad there isn't some swift interface between Budget and Quicken. Then everything would simply be perfect!
[Version 4.6.1]


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Downloads:28,489
Version Downloads:1,197
Type:Home Personal : Personal Finance
License:Demo
Date:29 Aug 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.95
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Budget is a program that helps you setup and live by your budget.
  • You may write checks, make deposits, enter pays and balance your checkbook.
  • See at a glance how much money you have in your budget, savings, or investment accounts.
  • Transfer money between accounts using simple drag and drop.
  • Powerful search capabilities allow you to find any transaction easily.
  • The program contains extensive documentation under the help menu.


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