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9 Top Linux Personal Finance Software Solutions

Money Management with Linux OS

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Check out the variety of personal finance software for Linux, and most of it is free!

Moneydance

Financial reports in Moneydance personal finance software.
Graphical Reports in Moneydance
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Moneydance for Linux offers impressive features, including multiple currency support, currency rate updates, an organized Home Page and back up to Dropbox. Easy-to-install extensions are available to enhance the features Moneydance offers.

Moneydance retails for $49.99, but there's a free trial available and special upgrade pricing.

You Need A Budget

The budgeting feature screen in YNAB 4.
Graphical Reports in Moneydance
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You Need a Budget runs on Linux systems courtesy of Adobe AIR, a platform that allows for YNAB's slick look with easy to read graphic qualities. YNAB is great for anyone who is really into keeping tabs on their budget, and it's the budgeting software to check out for anyone who wants to get started with budgeting. YNAB offers some great options for support, learning about budgeting and living within your means.

$60, generous free trial.

GnuCash

Enter transactions in GnuCash registers.  GnuCash is free financial software.
GnuCash Account Register
www.gnucash.org
GnuCash for Linux sports a plain-looking interface, but still has a good feature set, including online stock quotes, small business features and multiple currency support.

GnuCash is free.

KMyMoney

KMyMoney is free personal finance software for Linux.
KMyMoney
kmymoney2.sourceforge.net
KMyMoney supports investment accounts and retrieves online stock quotes. Personal finance reports can be configured a number of ways, and KMyMoney widgets can be installed to add further functionality such as a pop up calculator and date selection calendar.

The KMyMoney interface looks clean, easy to navigate and less dated than some of the other personal finance options for Linux. KMyMoney's online user manual is an excellent resource that takes you step-by-step through all features.

This software is free.

Buddi

Buddi Personal Finance Software for Linux OS
Buddi Transactions
Wyatt Olson
Buddi is designed to be easy to use even if you have no financial background. Buddi has very simple features for budgeting, tracking accounts and generating a few personal finance reports, and there are translations for many languages. Plugins are available to extend Buddi's features for reporting, data synchronization and importing or exporting data.

Buddi's interface is clean, but perhaps too clean: there are no icon buttons for frequently-used features. All commands are done from the File, Edit, or another menu. The online documentation is understandable, so it is worth a try if you want personal finance software with bare-bones features.

Buddi is free.

AceMoney

Set up to download transactions into AceMoney
AceMoney Automatic Transaction Download Set Up MechCAD Software
AceMoney for Linux offers a variety of personal finance reports plus budgeting, investment tracking and e-commerce features. AceMoney imports account transactions from most financial institutions using QIF or OFX downloads.

AceMoney supports over 150 currencies and automatically downloads exchange rates via the Internet.

AceMoney costs $39.99. You can try AceMoney before you buy it with the 30 day free trial.

GFP Personal Finance Manager

GFP free personal finance software for Linux OS running Java.
GFP Main Window
gfd.sourceforge.net
GFP is personal finance software for Linux, or any operating system that handles Java Virtual Machine. GFP supports credit card, checking and savings accounts, includes a budgeting feature and has been translated into 10 languages, but it does not support multiple currencies at this time.

Screen shots indicate that the GFP interface is attractive and easy to understand, but development of GFP has slowed down and the online user guide is not complete.

GFP is free.

PLCash

PL Cash is free personal finance software.
PLCash
Paul Lutus
PLCash is another free personal finance software application for Linux. PLCash does not have support for online banking, but it will handle general personal finances with multiple account registers, reconciliations, reports and more. PLCash has a number of options for personal finance reporting and it supports investment accounts.

The PLCash interface is simple and easy to use. Icons at the top of the screen clearly indicate the commands represented, such as print, find, save, etc.

PLCash user documentation is comprehensive and well-written in logical order.

Online Personal Finance Software

Account aggregation in Mint.
Accounts Listed in Mint
Screen shot by Shelley Elmblad
If you are not completely satisfied with your Linux personal finance software, you can always try online personal finance software. Web based financial software is being actively developed among many competitors, and most of them offer free personal finance software. Most online personal finance software will run in Firefox for Linux.

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