Stop Looking For the Perfect Budgeting Software
If you use a budgeting software, it probably isn't fulfilling all of your needs.
It's common for us to jump from software to software trying to find the one that does everything we want it to.
We try a program for a few months, but it's missing a few elements, so we move onto another software. That one has the things we were looking for, but it's complicated and difficult to navigate, so we find another one. This one has a couple things we want, is easy to use, but doesn't connect to our bank account.
While it's important to find a software you like, I'm going to let you in on a secret. It won't be perfect.
We use EveryDollar Plus for our budget. I love how simple it is, and the fact that it lets us plan the month in advance. I like that the transactions sync with our bank account, too. I wish it had more reports on it, and I wish it took interest into account when using the debt category.
I could hop over to YNAB, which has the features, but it lacks simplicity. Mint is simple and has reports, but it isn't as hands on and doesn't let me plan a month in advance.
You see this endless cycle? What's the solution?
Find what meets most of your needs and adapt. Searching for the perfect choice is a never ending quest that's costing you time and money. Pick one, give it 6 months and try and make it work for you.
The most important thing is that you are engaging with your budget. The rest will fall into place.
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