We have all read stories about people who have experimented living without spending any money whatsoever. By growing their own food, washing in the river, using a solar panel to provide electricity, and bartering for certain goods and services, these adventures have met with limited success. However, for us mere mortals the simple fact is that we need money. Money to buy food, to purchase clothes, to pay our bills, as well as indulging in our other infinite wants and desires.
While it can be a struggle to make ends meet, it is possible to make life easier through better money management. Financial management is about planning income and expenditure and making informed decisions that enable you to survive financially. In the current tough economic climate, it is even more important to look after your finances, if only to make sure there are no nasty surprises when you receive your next bank statement.
Our 21 of the Best Free Linux Financial Software highlighted our personal picks in the finance software world covering the finest personal finance, stock trading, investment analysis, and accounting software. Many of those applications receive frequent coverage in Linux publications. For this feature, we have chosen some more finance applications which are definitely worth exploring, but which receive much less attention in the Linux news scene. Three of the six applications in this feature are Java applications. Even in the current depressed markets, there are some fantastic profit opportunities in the stock market. Linux has some useful open source stock trading software to help make better informed trading decisions, to track high growth stocks and dividend gain stocks.
To provide an insight into the quality of software available, we have compiled a list of 6 finance applications that are worth downloading. These provide effective ways to meet your personal finance needs, as well as tools to help you make astute financial (share trading) decisions. Hopefully there will be something of interest for anyone who wants to keep on top of their finances.
Now, let’s explore the 6 finance applications at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Skrooge||Personal finance management tool|
|Eqonomize!||Personal accounting software for the small household economy|
|JStock||Makes stock market investing fun and easy|
|Piggy Market Squeak||Easy to use stocks and shares alert system|
|Buddi||Personal budget software for the rest of us|
|Opale||Very simple personal bank account manager|
Read our complete collection of recommended free and open source software. The collection covers all categories of software.
The software collection forms part of our series of informative articles for Linux enthusiasts. There's tons of in-depth reviews, open source alternatives to proprietary software from large corporations like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, IBM, Cisco, Oracle and Autodesk. There are also fun things to try, hardware, free programming books and tutorials, and much more.