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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Georges Budget for Excel
Stop Quickens recurring billing for personal finance software and get simple checkbook software with integrated budget spreadsheet to help manage your finances.
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Reviews include happy customers who prefer Georges Budget for Excel over Quicken
I recently upgraded to Georges Budget for Excel v18. The spreadsheet is an excellent replacement for Quicken, without the annual subscription. George responds quickly, to email questions. I highly recommend his products.
This is my second budget software I’ve purchased from George Alzamora. I found the v-17 version met all my needs. The built in pivot tables are great and that is what I was missing. I’ve purchased several different spreadsheets from different designers that doesn’t even come close to V17. V17 does everything you would want from just starting to build your wealth when you are young and until you retire. I’m retired and very pleased with this software.
George has once-again done an excellent job with his enhancements with V18. This product remains my favorite budgeting and tracking application. Unless you need the all the over-complex features from a package such as Quicken then V18 is exactly what you need! Very robust and powerful, yet familiar and very easy to use. Job well-done!
Simple, intuitive, just what I needed. Bye bye, Quicken!
Thanks for a great product and fast delivery
Georges Excel Checkbook Register v11 is awesome! I've had at least three versions and each one is better that the last. George has been so helpful answering the questions I had. I am a lifelong user of Georges Excel Checkbook Register!
I looked all over to find the right Excel template. I’m so glad I found Georges Budget for Excel v14. It's perfect! Being a novice at Excel, I could never have created what I need to track the costs on my home renovation projects. This template does everything I need and more!
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.
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