How to Find Free Budget Software

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The best way to stay on top of your finances and spending is to devise a budget. Today, you can easily get a hold of software to help you establish a monthly and yearly budget for your business or home. Of course, if you're trying to budget and save money, it seems counterintuitive to buy expensive software. Find free budget software to download and stay on track financially.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Know that some common programs you may already own can help with budgeting, such as Microsoft (MS) Office Excel, MS Money or Intuit's Quicken. Find that some of these programs come with software packages on newly purchased computers.

  2. 2

    Download a trial of MS Excel at "Microsoft Office Online" or MS Money at "Microsoft Money" to find free budget software, and to download Quicken basic personal financial software for under $50, go to the "Quicken" website.

  3. 3

    Discover free and informative websites for financial planning. Take advantage of free features, such as "Your Monthly Budget" on "Yahoo! Finance" or "How to build your first budget" on "MSN Money."

  4. 4

    Obtain budget freeware from websites, such as "AlauxSoft.com," "SmartMedia Informatica" for "Abassis Finance Manager" or "ronadam.com" for "Personal Ledger 1.0a," a free checkbook ledger program. Find free budget software on other sites, such as "Tucows."

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