I'm tired of Quicken. I'm also tired of using Quicken plus two spreadsheets to keep track of money. It's time to put my money where my mouth is and start using a different money management system.
I've spent a couple of hours messing around with MoneyWell. Why MoneyWell? Couple of reasons:
- It does the envelope method. (MoneyWell calls them buckets instead of envelopes)
- It has a free trial, and the license costs $40 if I decide it's worth it (vs $60 for Quicken)
- It looks like they've got nice support (including video tutorials)
Even with the video tutorials, MoneyWell has taken some work getting started. I've got a savings account where I keep money I'm accumulating for future expenses (everything from the cell phone bill to property tax), and it took some figuring to get that all set up with the proper amounts in each bucket. I'll post more thoughts as I go along.