AceMoney Lite

Updated July 31, 2012
AceMoney Lite

One expert writes, "AceMoney Lite is not only effective but also slick and easy to use." One limitation is that users can track only two accounts. If you want to manage more accounts you can upgrade to AceMoney (*Est. $40), which has the same features and gives you free upgrades for life. Both versions lack the sophisticated financial planning tools of Quicken and other rivals, but they do offer direct downloads from banks (though they connect to far fewer institutions than Quicken does) and can generate a number of reports.

Support is available from a user's group, the AceMoney wiki, and email; there is no phone support. Those who want advanced financial planning tools may prefer Quicken 2012, experts say. AceMoney Lite runs on Windows computers and on Macs with Windows emulation software.

ProsSupports multiple currencies, multiple languages, User-friendly interfaceConsCan manage only two accounts, Connects to small number of financial institutions, Limited planning tools