Why Wesabe Works For Me
Taking a brief hiatus from politics, over the next few posts I would like to talk about why, out of the big three web finance apps (Mint, Quicken, and Wesabe), Wesabe has been the app that I can’t give up, no matter how tempting the other two become.
First, if you’re considering using a web app to track your finances, which I would recommend over a simple spreadsheet, picking any of these three will get you the same basic features. You can import your accounts straight from the bank, categorize the transactions, and get graphs of your spending. They all provide some sort of budgeting tool, and all of them get around your bank fees if your bank is cash strapped to the point where they charge you a monthly fee to use the desktop version of Quicken or Microsoft Money (I’m looking at you, Wachovia).
That said, there are certainly differences between the services. Each site has a different focus with a few different bells and whistles that may or may not appeal to you. My goal here isn’t to list all the differences, each site has their own intro set up for that. Instead, I’m going to explain why Wesabe is the right choice for me.
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