Why is the world of personal financial management software so awful? About twice a year I go looking for a solution that works, and I always end up wasting a bunch of time and come up empty handed.
Just this week I once again set forth to find something, and thought I’d finally found it when I tried Mint.com. While MInt’s got lots of features that make people happy, it has at least one major flaw that will keep me from using it. It records all my electronically paid bills as ‘BP’, and then dutifully categorizes them as fuel. I’m not the only one with this kind Mint problem, and since my specific ‘Mint renaming all transactions as BP‘ problem was posted by someone else in 2008. While I’ve filed a support request, I’m not optimistic. It would seem that Mint is focused on the users where their automation works, not where it doesn’t.
I then tried Wesabe, but after I registered and picked my credit union, they prompted me to upload my transactions. What, is this 1995?
Does ANYONE make a decent personal financial management product that a) Connects to my credit union, which is Educator’s Credit Union in WI and b) Also connects to the usual other institutions, and c) Works?