My Cashflow

My Cashflow

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    7,147
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 03, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Cash flow may be the single most important measure of your financial health, not only as it now stands but also going forward into the future. Wesley Steiner's My Cashflow is a free tool for visualizing and tracking your cash flow, both in the short term and in the days, weeks, and months ahead. It's not focused on what you've spent but what you spend going forward, so you don't need to enter stuff like receipts. By helping you visualize your paycheck and where it goes, My Cashflow can help you identify and reduce unnecessary expenses, consolidate or restructure your bills, and make other smart decisions about your current financial state and your future. My Cashflow isn't a substitute for a traditional ledger like Quicken or an old shoebox under the bed, if that's your current accounting method; it's designed to help you see where your money will go, not where it's been.

My Cashflow's simple, efficient layout is tabbed for Cash Flow, Current Accounts, and Transactions; each displays sample data in easy-to-read tables in the main window and a summary graph in the lower panel. Entering data is easy: Highlight an item (such as Payday) and click Edit Selected Entry on the Edit menu, or simply click it to open the Transaction Editor. Then fill in your personal data and click Update. The program automatically updates the Cash Flow tab with new entries. The default display includes Rent/Mortgage, but we could add new Transactions and Accounts from the Edit menu with the help of easy-to-use wizards. Under the Current Accounts tab, we could manage and update all our accounts by clicking on them to call up the Account Editor. Likewise with the Transactions tab; clicking on any entry produced a wizard-like editor where we could describe the transaction, set an Insertion Date and Amount, designate Debit or Credit, and set time parameters.

Of course, perhaps the best thing My Cashflow has going for it is that it's so simple to use, which in our book makes it more likely to be used. For visualizing cash flow, it's hard to beat.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Slight useful"

March 31, 2011  |  By ComputerKat

 |  Version: My Ca$hflow 0.4

Pros

After the learning curve, it would be good for a teenage like the description says. I'm in graduate school, and it doesn't do much

Cons

It let's me know if I will be in the + or - in the future.
Difficult to figure out how to use (Debit is money coming in, Credit is out)
The columns at the bottoms don't give you a $ amount.

Summary

Very very very simple, with poor instructions, and poor website support
use if your desperate

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4 stars

"It does what it does, and it's what I need"

December 17, 2007  |  By MsESC

 |  Version: My Ca$hflow 0.4

Pros

Small and simple. Super fast to download, install, and start to use. Uses hardly any memory. I was having a lot of trouble with Quicken after installing a patch, and thought about what I really needed to accomplish with financial software. I need to be sure I'm not going to bounce a check, and I want to make sure that buying something today isn't going to leave me short in 3 months when a bill is due. Basically, I want to know I'm living within my means. Why spend time dealing with feature-laden, problem software that I don't even need?

Cons

There is no Help feature at all, so I've had to figure some things out for myself. There is no print feature built in. A work around is to do a screen capture and then edit and print out from Paint. (Do Ctrl-PrintScreen, then open Paint and do Ctrl-V.) FYI, if you want to back up your data, the data file is located in your My Documents folder and is called default.MyCa$hflow. If you want to see more at once in the Cash Flow window, you can increase the size of the whole window. Hover at the top, bottom or side edge of the window til you get the double arrow, then drag the edge. (There is no box at the top right to minimize or restore.) You can put data in for more than one checking account, but there's no way to separate out the running balances for each account. You only get the overall picture of how you're doing. This isn't going to work for reconciling multiple accounts down to the penny--but I really don't need it to do that anyway.

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3 stars

"Does not allow for decimal points. Entries must be rounded off."

February 02, 2006  |  By Sanitylost

 |  Version: My Cashflow for Windows 0.2.1

Pros

Has an easy interface but is lacking in accuracy.

Cons

Did not like the fact that you can not use decimals. All dollar amounts must be rounded off...which seems strange for a "Money/Budget" app. Also can not resize window.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.6
Version 0.6 adds enhanced chart and regional settings.
General
Publisher Wesley Steiner
Publisher web site http://www.wesleysteiner.com/software.html
Release Date November 28, 2009
Date Added July 03, 2012
Version 0.6
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Personal Finance Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements Minimum system requirements.
Download Information
File Size 202.88KB
File Name mycashflow_0_6.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,147
Downloads Last Week 9
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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