Personal Finances is an elegant, easy, yet technically advanced family finance tool. Putting budget tracking on auto-pilot, the program will help users to track income and expenses, plan budget and cut back on purchases you can live without. This tool will also help you to track expected spending, income and see how much money the user will have at any date in the future. Personal Finances is portable and can run from any USB drive.
Designed with the beginner in mind, Personal Finances lets anyone take the first steps into budget planning without a learning curve and shock from software complexity. For the most part this is due to a easy, well-designed interface. The main window puts all financial transactions, tools, accounts and options in front of the user, letting you review any budget item and modify it with a remarkable ease.
To get started, the user is required to create accounts, which can be a real bank account, cash, credit card, pocket money, etc. The next step is to enter transactions, both earnings and purchases. To make it simpler for the user to track spending in details, transactions can be defined with family members, tags, categories. Tags help to distinguish between similar transactions that fall into the same category.
Personal Finances has a powerful reporting engine that can generate bar, pie chart reports and trands with totals and percentages that reflect the flow of money for any period of time. The user can generate reports by categories, tags, family members. By clicking on any item in the report, one can drill down deeper to transactions associated with the item. Reports can be printed, or saved to file in HTML, CHM, or TXT.
The program helps the user review the financial health of the home budget, see the spending categories that need to be trimmed in order to make a balanced budget one can live on without lapsing into debt.
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