Mint allows you to create budgets for a number of categories.
Start with the preset budgets, like "Restaurants" and "Transportation," or create as many custom categories as you like.
Quicken will cost you between $35 and $90 annually, depending on your operating system.
If you’re on the fence about taking that leap, Quicken offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can take the software for a spin and see if Intuit’s tools work for you. While it has a decent rating on the Apple app store, it earns an abysmal 2.7 rating on over 2,800 reviews in Google Play.
It uses a downloadable desktop app rather than a browser-based one, which has some perks.
For instance, you can build out a calendar to track budgets, bills, and savings over time.We pulled the data on every personal finance program we could find — 36 in total — then whittled down the list to the top-performing five based on security, functionality, device compatibility, and customer support. Then it pulls two months’ worth of transaction history and begins categorizing.Intuit’s products (the other being Quicken) nail down transactions better than any other software we looked at.We love that Mint is a free personal finance app — but that does mean putting up with banner ads.They’re not overwhelming, but you will have to scroll through some full-screen credit card and loan offers.To stay up to date with this calendar, the app lets you create customizable pop-up alerts for your desktop.It also has extra Report and Summary options — like “Net Worth Over Time,” “Spending Over Time,” and “Tax Summary” — that might be helpful for people with more accounts and assets.If you’re looking for a more streamlined experience, we recommend checking out Quicken.is made by Intuit, the same parent company as Mint.They even break down subcategories (think: “Fast Food” instead of “Restaurants”), making it easy to visualize and categorize your monthly spending.Mint uses a unique pie chart system to show you how your income and expenses break down, and it allows you to adjust these charts to show spending for specific categories, accounts, or time periods.