Quicken Alternatives: Non-Subscription Budget Spreadsheet Templates
Quicken vs Spreadsheet Checkbook / Budget Software
Georges Budget for Excel is a simple spreadsheet that uses Microsoft Excel to makes budgeting fun and that is easy to learn and get started.
One of the key differences between Quicken and Georges Budget for Excel is that Quicken requires a subscription fee to join its membership and to gain full use of its features and updates. Quicken requires a recurring payment for continued full use of its software such as the automated download of transactions. This recurring billing can add up over time, especially when you start calculating the cost of subscription fees over many years.
Georges Budget for Excel is a one time payment for a particular version that you are interested in. There is no requirement to purchase a newer version if one is released. When it comes to budgeting, this alone can save you money. A big problem with subscription software is that you have to make sure that you cancel your subscription if you no longer want to use it or to turn off auto renewal of your subscription.
Another key difference is Quicken includes automated download of your bank transactions and balances. Georges Budget for Excel includes an easy manual import of bank transactions via a csv file. This manual process gives you control over which transactions you want to copy into the checkbook registers and which transactions you want to directly enter into the checkbook registers.
Georges Budget for Excel provides both online support and email support directly from the creator of the software so your questions get answered quickly.
Because Georges Budget for Excel used Microsoft Excel, users get to take advantage of some great reporting features including amazing dashboards which automatically update as your enter your transactions and show you a snapshot of your finances to help you make better financial decisions. Georges Budget for Excel (versions 14 and higher) include powerful PivotTable reports allowing the user full control over the type and look reports.
Both Quicken and Georges Budget for Excel include checkbook registers where you can manage your checking accounts, credit card accounts and savings accounts.
If you plan to cancel your Quicken subscription and move to Georges Budget for Excel, you can export your Quicken transactions into a csv file and then transfer the transactions with a simple copy into Georges Budget for Excel.
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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.
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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!
I used Quicken for years but grew tired of the high cost. I was in search of a simple checkbook register program that would make it easy to reconcile and track expenses by category. Without a doubt, this spreadsheet does exactly what I want and has the capacity to do more. I am very pleased.
Makes balancing account super easy!