What if you’re already short on money and need something a bit more, uh, shall we say, less expensive to manage less money? Here’s a name that doesn’t exactly roll off your tongue. Cashculator. As in, rhymes with calculator, or maybe catch you later.
Cashculator is money management simplified and differs quite a bit from Quicken and company. It uses the time honored spreadsheet approach to tracking income and expenses so you can budget by category, but set goals while tracking your cash flow.
The user interface is traditional, but comes with a few bells and whistles with a touch of eye candy.
If you have mutual funds or stocks, or need to print invoices for your home or small business, or need to connect to your bank or pay bills or get ready for tax season, Cashculator won’t do the deed for you.
It’s very good at tracking your expenses and matching the detail to your income. While Cashculator uses the spreadsheet layout for recurring expenses and income, it makes it easy with specific categories, all listed in the left hand sidebar.
It’s also smart enough to split a single purchase expense into several payments, and it gives you an instant look at where your money is relative to budget and expenses.
This is a nicely done, uncomplicated, yet useful money tracking app that’s easy to get up and running with minimal effort. And, it’s try-before-you-buy.