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. With increasing financial turbulence it’s as important as ever to look after your finances, if only to make sure there are no nasty surprises when you receive your next bank statement.
We focus on the best personal finance software for Linux. We only feature open source goodness.
Let’s explore the 11 personal finance applications. For each program we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of the software in action, together with links to relevant resources.
|Personal Finance Software|
|GnuCash||Personal and small-business financial accounting software|
|Firefly III||Self-hosted financial manager|
|HomeBank||Manage your personal accounts at home|
|Money Manager Ex||Cross-platform, easy-to-use personal finance software|
|KMyMoney||Personal Finance Manager for KDE|
|Skrooge||Personal finance management tool|
|Grisbi||Personal accounting application|
|jGnash||Makes tracking personal finance painless|
|Eqonomize!||Personal accounting software for the small household economy|
|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 are hundreds 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.