Compare Checkbook Software vs Budget Software
Compare Excel templates to see which personal finance software is best for managing your money. Whether you are looking for simple checkbook software that can replace your paper checkbook register or a budget software program that can function both as checkbook register and budget software, here are five Excel spreadsheets for keeping track of your personal finances with simple money management software and great new software features.
|Software Title||Georges Excel Checkbook Register v5||Georges Excel Checkbook Register v7||
Georges Budget for Excel v12
|Georges Budget for Excel v14|
|Price (user license)||From $14.95||From $24.95||From $19.95||From $29.95|
|Software Purpose||Checkbook Only||Checkbook with Reports||Checkbook, Budget & Reports||Checkbook, Budgeting, Advanced Reports|
|Multiple Accounts / Registers||(max of 10 accounts)||(max of 10 accounts)||(max of 10 accounts)||(max of 10 accounts)|
|# of rows per register||4000||4000||4000||4000|
|Bank Account Reconciliation|
|Split Transactions (assign a transaction to multiple categories)||⭐ Top Feature||⭐ Top Feature|
|Master register of all transactions from all 10 accounts / registers combined||⭐ Best Feature||⭐ Best Feature|
|Customizable PivotTable Reports (ex. monthly income & spending reports)||⭐ Best Feature||⭐ Best Feature|
|Create Custom Category List||50 Income & 200 Expense Categories||15 Income & 80 Expense Categories||50 Income & 200 Expense Categories|
|Easy Select Category from Drop Down List|
|Filter, Search & Subtotal in Registers|
|Set Account Balance Savings Goals|
|Create Monthly Budget|
|Budget vs Actual Reports|
|Budget vs Actual Charts|
|Manual Import via CSV & Excel|
|PC Compatible||Requires Excel 2010 or higher, or Excel for Microsoft 365||Excel for Microsoft 365 or Excel 2021||Requires Excel 2010 or higher, or Excel for Microsoft 365||Excel for Microsoft 365 or Excel 2021|
|Mac Compatible||Requires Excel 2019 for Mac, Excel 2021 for Mac, or Excel for Microsoft 365 for Mac||Excel for Microsoft 365 for Mac or Excel 2021 for Mac||Requires Excel 2019 for Mac, Excel 2021 for Mac, or Excel for Microsoft 365 for Mac||Excel for Microsoft 365 for Mac or Excel 2021 for Mac|
|Single User License|
|2 Users-Family License|
The least expensive version of the Excel checkbook software is Georges Excel Checkbook Register v4 and it is the most basic checkbook software available without the budgeting. Georges Excel Checkbook Register v4 has max of 7 accounts and is a good starter Excel checkbook spreadsheet for those coming from a paper checkbook register. See our most advanced budgeting software, where we compare budgeting apps including Georges Budget for Excel v16 that has additional new features based on customer requests and more accounts (registers).
For Excel templates that require Excel for Microsoft 365, please note that Excel for Microsoft 365 was formally called Excel for Office 365 and Excel for Microsoft 365 for Mac was formally called Excel for Office 365 for Mac.
These checkbook apps and budget spreadsheet software titles do not require a subscription service to purchase them on BuyExcelTemplates.com, so you will not be paying a monthly subscription fee or a yearly subscription fee. There is a one-time charge for the particular software title version you are buying. If you choose to buy a new version of the software title, the new version must be purchased separately. Some of the Excel templates have system requirements that require Excel for Microsoft 365 which is subscription software. These best sellers have great reviews from customers who have used the top rated personal finance software Excel templates.
While there are a lot of free Excel templates and free budget spreadsheets that can be downloaded online, consider either of these Excel templates (Georges Excel Checkbook Register and Georges Budget for Excel) when searching for the best checkbook software or best budget app. You can read the checkbook software reviews for each product to help you find the best checkbook software or best checkbook app.
Whether you are comparing personal budget software or comparing checkbook software for use on your PC, Mac computer or both, there are a variety of Excel templates such as checkbook software for Mac, checkbook software for PC computers, budget software for Mac, and budget software for PC computers to help meet your financial goals for both your yourself and your family. Most of the Excel templates on BuyExcelTemplates.com are compatible with both PC and Mac computers, so you can use the Excel templates on both operating systems if you own both types of computers. Whether you are searching for checkbook software for Windows 10 or Windows 11, checkbook apps for Windows 10 or Windows 11, or checkbook software for Mac computers, these Excel checkbook templates work great as long as you have one of the required Microsoft Excel versions.
These checkbook software templates and money management software templates require specific versions of Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Excel is spreadsheet software similar to Google sheets where in addition to running these Excel templates, you can create your own personal financial spreadsheets such as create a monthly bill pay tracker to track your monthly bills and custom money management spreadsheets using Excel formulas, Excel functions and PivotTables to help analyze your financial data. It is easy to learn Microsoft Excel and in additional to the Excel training videos on this website to learn how to use the checkbook spreadsheets, there are many videos online where you can learn Excel online with great Excel training lessons. Whether you are living paycheck to paycheck or have built your wealth and have a high net worth, it still important to manage your finances and these Microsoft Excel templates provide the financial tools to help you.
The Microsoft excel templates in this checkbook product comparison have great features and are cost effective and a cheap alternative compared to the many other more costly budgeting software programs that have monthly subscription fees. Whether you are looking to create your own budget spreadsheet in Excel or Google Sheets or search for free Excel templates and free checkbook apps available on other websites online, it important to continue towards your goals of getting out of debt and then staying out of credit card debt and living debt free, making money, building wealth, and increasing your net worth by taking control of your personal finances, creating a financial plan, setting savings goals, financial goals, and knowing where your money is spent and not spending more money than you can afford.
So should you purchase just checkbook software, checkbook software with reports, or personal budgeting software (checkbook software with budgeting)? It depends on your personal financial situation. Just like everyone is created uniquely, so is their financial situations different. That is why BuyExcelTemplates.com offers a variety of Excel checkbook register templates and personal finance software to meets the needs of different financial situations. Some people are single and looking for just a Excel checkbook template. Others may be married with children and on a tight budget and would like budget software to carefully monitor their monthly spending. Some are college students looking to stay on a college budget. Some are retirees living on social security and on a tight budget. Some are doing well financially and they are wealthy and have high net worth and they can benefit from the wealth management software where you can track your net worth and growth in investments and assets and also budget your money.
There is no need to buy budget software that has features that you don't need and that is why the simple checkbook software is great if you are just trying to replace a paper checkbook register. You can always purchase the personal finance spreadsheet with more features if your financial situation changes. If you are searching for checkbook software with no subscription and monthly commitments, then this Excel checkbook software for Mac computers and checkbook spreadsheet for PC computers is an good alternative that is also improved with new features.
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As advertised easy to use
For many reasons, I stopped using Quicken when they moved to a subscription-based model, and ever since have been searching for an Excel template that would help me manage my personal finances. I wanted something that was easy to use and understand, but that was robust enough to accurately track income and expense AND provide reports to give me a snapshot of the year’s activity. Nothing I found could really come close. That is, until I stumbled upon the templates created by Mr. Alzamora. It’s an understatement to say I’ve been blown away by his products and the expertise he’s put in to creating them. I initially purchased one of the checkbook registers, but then realized that I needed the budget + checkbook register to be able to have the split category function that was so important to me. Both products are easy to use and understand right from the get-go, and it’s really just a matter of personal preference as to which one you need. I had several questions at first, and George was quick to respond with help and suggestions – wonderful customer service all the way through! Can’t say enough good things about these products and service. Thank you!
I purchase this product every year, and have found it to be an excellent product that I would be happy to recommend.
This checkbook register spreadsheet has simplified my personal financial recordkeeping. It's super easy to use, and any questions that come up have been quickly and thoroughly answered. I recommend this highly, it's worth many times the asking price.
My title says it all. Glad I bought it and moved away from the paper ledger.
Exactly what I was looking for!
I have used excel budget v10 and v14 respectively. V16 is a nice upgrade to v15 but kindly make it a multicurrency template to enable us use the various currencies of the world in our budgets.
Georges Excel Mortgage Loan Calculator v3.1
Is it possible to Change the currency
It’s a very detailed spreadsheet. Be sure to check the year you are purchasing. It cannot be changed if you get the wrong one.
Great for keeping track of multiple bank accounts in one workbook, budgeting, and spending.
Wish you could highlight some cells for drawing an eye back to a cell
Initially a little tricky to navigate, once you get it, it's really easy and streamlined to use. Only wish you could show transfers between accounts, but given how wonderful everything else works, I highly recommend it...
I have been using quick books for several years. When I purchased a new laptop I couldn’t transfer the quick books program over because they now require you to pay a yearly fee to use it. So I started looking for a new program to use. I only use it for my personal home finances as a check book register. I purchased George’s Excel Checkbook Register. It’s easy to use works great and very affordable. I’m very pleased with it and very happy I found it.
I bought Georges Excel Checkbook Register v7.0 about 6 weeks ago and wanted to use it a while before reviewing. I'd been using Quicken for quite a few years and was tired of the constant renewal costs. As well, I don't need a lot of features, just a solid checkbook and good reporting for yearend tax purposes, which is why I didn't look at the versions with specific budgeting ability. I have been looking for a while for a Quicken replacement, and I'm glad I found this.
The app is well thought-out and executed; it works perfectly and I'm very happy with it. It's exactly what I was looking for. I'm a long-time (light) Excel user and don't really have the time or expertise to develop anything as comprehensive and useful as this. But George has done that, so it's well worth the small cost for an app that works so good.
Because I started the register a few months into the year, I back-filled my earlier register items for the year by importing them. I did set up a few categories that I needed and the app makes that easy.
All in all, I highly recommend it!