In my case, I use Quicken to take care of my personal finances and Quickbooks to take care of the business. For some of you, Quicken is all you need. The link I’ve provided is for a limited-time sale that ends on March 18, 2013. If you are reading this after the sale period, sorry it is over.
Why do you need to use software to track your finances? Well it certainly helps put numbers together for your taxes. And if you see that you are spending a bit too much on something in particular, you can identify it and try to curtail some spending. For those with a business, you can also see what is bringing your business success. When you’ve done some work, you can send an invoice to the customer. I’m always surprised when I talk to a company that really has no idea the financial status of their business.
For those who don’t have accounting software in place or have a much older version, hopefully you can take advantage of this sale and save some bucks on some good software.