Home Budget

Home Budget

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 40 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.02
  • Total Downloads:
    219,749
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 13, 2002
  • Price:
    Free to try; $15.00 to buy

Editors' Review

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Designed to help users get their spending habits under control, Home Budget is an electronic twist on the envelope-style system of budgeting for personal use. However, users who need a full accounting system with an in-depth ability to track assets, liabilities, and project cash flow will find this program falls short. This program gives users the ability to set up accounts (virtual envelopes) and move portions of income into these accounts. Somewhat flexible, the program accounts are easy to create using a set-up wizard that guides users through the point-and-click features. The smooth interface includes drop-down calendars and a built-in calculator. Functions include the ability to import Quicken data and online banking statements. Users also can schedule transactions, produce charts and graphs, or view account summaries and reports. Home Budget is designed for all levels of users, although there will be a slight learning curve for those not familiar with the envelope budgeting system.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star 15
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 14
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 40 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 14
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3 stars

"OK BUT asked a question , got no answer"

February 19, 2011  |  By Lance01080

 |  Version: Home Budget 4.02

Pros

Looks great and could use it. But I need to access it from 2 computers, not at the same time, in my home network. I Emailed them but got no answer if I can do it.

Cons

Don't answer questions

Summary

Can't use it so far !!

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4 stars

"very involved, a must maintain program"

June 11, 2010  |  By weakleg1955

 |  Version: Home Budget 4.02

Pros

The more honest and the more involved you are will determine its overall success

Cons

Some Bank Info may be incorrect at the start, but once all info is downloaded it is correct and is maintained by the program.

Summary

A very labor intensive program at first, but once all honest info is fed to the program it's relatively easy to maintain. Receipts are very important to the honesty and integrity of your budget.

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2 stars

"Not intuitive"

March 11, 2010  |  By dwkurlowich

 |  Version: Home Budget 4.02

Pros

None at all

Cons

No calendar interface

Summary

It did not do what I was looking for. Need calendar interface with enough financials for home.

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1 stars

"What a misleading waste of time"

September 07, 2009  |  By bandotheives

 |  Version: Home Budget 4.02

Pros

A great idea

Cons

The entire come on Free Free Free...you take the time to loadload this garbage and nothing is free...it is a "FREE" Trial...then you agree...then download. I would expect CNET to police the word "FREE." ... just another internet come on.

Summary

I would not buy it even if I knew the product was good...simply because of their sales tactics...what a rip off.

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5 stars

"Excellent program!"

May 16, 2009  |  By me2xist

 |  Version: Home Budget 4.02

Pros

It does just what I need it to do, the budget and nothing else.

Cons

None as of yet

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3 stars

"DOES A GREAT JOB FOR ME!"

November 04, 2008  |  By Seeker1948

 |  Version: Home Budget 4.02

Pros

I plugged in my numbers, got paid, paid bills, blah, blah. Everything worked just as it should. With this program, you get exactly what it says. Nothing more or less. I'm thrilled.

Cons

There are no cons for the product. I simply hate doing my books, which is why this pgm. is so great for me. (sorry, NO cons)

Summary

I'm not much for finances, but this pgm. takes all the work out of it for me. Between this and my bank, it isn't work, it IS just data entry.

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1 stars

"This is a very user non-friendly program, it makes no sense."

October 03, 2007  |  By amysmith07

 |  Version: Home Budget 4.02

Pros

Nothing really.. I uninstalled it 5 minutes after installing it.

Cons

I am a very computer savvy person and I could not figure this out. I set up the bank account section fine, but there was no way to enter your bill amounts to form the budget.. makes no sense to me. Definitely would not pay for this, I won't even use it for free. Their help section is of no help either.

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1 stars

"doesn't import quicken data"

April 25, 2007  |  By tardis3

 |  Version: Home Budget 4.02

Cons

only tried it because it was supposed to import quicken data - but it doesn't

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1 stars

"May be simple, but very difficult to use"

March 02, 2007  |  By staxofjoy

 |  Version: Home Budget 4.02

Pros

Affordable

Cons

I found this very difficult to use. I just wanted to setup a simple budget, but didn't want to go through all the setup. Very poor user interface.

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1 stars

"Just wanted a simple budget program but..."

November 08, 2006  |  By lifesong872

 |  Version: Home Budget 4.02

Cons

I couldn't figure out how to use it. LOL

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher SoftPerfection
Publisher web site http://members.shaw.ca/homebudget
Release Date February 13, 2002
Date Added February 13, 2002
Version 4.02
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Personal Finance Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.14MB
File Name HB4.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 219,749
Downloads Last Week 148
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $15

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