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Moneyspire Inc. is a personal finance software company founded in 2007. Their offices are headquartered in Southern California. Their personal finance management software serves thousands of customers all over the world on six continents. Originally, Moneyspire was founded in an attempt to fill a need in the market for a comprehensive yet user-friendly software solution for money management. Their name is a combination of the words “money” and “inspire”which is essentially the Moneyspire mission: inspiring people to manage their money in more effective and meaningful ways. 

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The Good

  • Comprehensive personal finance
  • Great features
Moneyspire is a relatively comprehensive personal finance software that gathers all financial data and manages it in one place. With so many branches of finance (bank accounts, credit cards, etc.) it can be difficult to keep track of the money that is going in or being spent. However, the Moneyspire platform will allow users to balance their checkbook and then subsequently organize all transactions in an effort to visually display just where all income is going. The capabilities of the Moneyspire platform is one of the most important benefits the service has to offer. Moneyspire has helped thousands of their customers see an increase in their savings account while also reducing debt and eliminating late payment (which subsequently improves credit as well). Current users have found the following services to be beneficial to their financial management:
  • Bill Reminders: set reminders and see all upcoming payments so a bill is never late or forgotten again
  • Budget: create a budget for all expenses and then keep close track of the progress to help stay focused
  • Reporters: Moneyspire will generate detailed reports and charts so users can see exactly where the money is going (which also helps save time when reporting tax information comes around)
While Moneyspire may appear to be another typical budgeting app, there are a number of services offered that users will find helpful in their quest to improve the overall health of their finances. Specific features included in the Moneyspire platform are detailed as follows:
  • Statements: Reconcile with your bank's statements to make sure every transaction is accounted for, and to prevent fraud and bank errors.
  • Mobile: Use Moneyspire from a computer, tablet or phone. Stay on top of all finances with the Moneyspire companion app.
  • Forecast: Forecast future account balances to help prevent negative balances.
  • Importing and Exporting: Supports OFX, QFX, QIF and CSV file format imports, and exporting to spreadsheet and QIF file format, so you don't have to enter data manually.
  • Charting: Generate detailed reports and charts and see exactly where money is going. Use reports to make tax time easier.
  • Track accounts: Keep track of bank accounts, credit cards, etc. and see all account balances in one place.
  • Transactions: Split transactions into multiple categories for super-accurate budgeting.
  • Track spending: Categorize spending & income. Balance checkbook & see where all money is going.
  • Online Banking: Optionally import transactions from your financial institution's website, and Direct Connect and automatically download transactions and pay bills.
  • Investments: Manage your investments and download the latest stock quotes.
  • Reminders: Set bill reminders and see all upcoming payments as to never forget to pay a bill again.
  • Currencies: Supports all world currencies, and accounts with multiple currencies (including transfers between foreign accounts).
  • Print: Print checks and optional check vouchers to make manual bill paying easy.
Moneyspire is compatible Mac OS X 10.7 or later (32 and 64-bit) and Windows XP or later (32 and 64-bit) on desktop/laptop computers. Additionally, the mobile app is compatible with both Apple and Android mobile devices. Users should check the accompanying app store for details.
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The Bad

  • Not a SaaS
  • Lacking information
Moneyspire is not SaaS (software as a service) compatible at this time. That means that users will not be able to log onto the Moneyspire website in an attempt to access finances. In order to see budgeting reports and charts, users will need to actually download the software onto their computer or mobile device. While this may create hesitancy for some, it is important to remember the following:
  • Download is free
  • Software is backed and secured
  • Software can be deleted at any time
There is not much information regarding the actual systems and processes put in place to protect users' financial and personal data. While Moneyspire claims to utilize a secure platform, there are not necessarily any details provided as to exactly how that is done.
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The Bottom Line

Moneyspire is a well-rounded personal finance management tool. It ranges in offering budgeting services to tax exporting to investment features. While some of the resources they offer may be basic, it is a balanced platform. Those that use Moneyspire as their personal finance management software can expect the following from the service:
  1. Comprehensive financial management tool
  2. Includes most financial tools and services found within industry
  3. Compatible with a number of devices
  4. Not SaaS compatible
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Robert York, PA

I'm giving Moneyspire a high rating based on how it works for me. I lost my old Quickbooks software in a PC meltdown. Now everything is very expensive, subscription based and bloated with too many features that make entering a simple transaction not intuitive. Moneyspire is very affordable considering the alternatives and simple. Importing from 2 banks was easy. I more or less needs a glorified checkbook and Dome book combination. Track expenses and do a couple basic reports for tax time. So based on that, it might not be for everybody but then again a$180 a year approach is way too much for my basic use.

2 years ago

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Ross Brown Richmond, KY

I have used Moneyspire for one full year. Although Moneyspire does offer a cloud service, I actually was happy with having both my software and my data stay with my home computer. I have used both Microsoft Money and Quicken in past years and was displeased with customer service and functionality. Moneyspire has served me well for bookkeeping and tracking my income and expenditures. I have NOT used Moneyspire to track or handle investments. I appreciate Moneyspire's friendly and knowledgeable tech support and responsiveness to my needs. The development team continues to improve the software and I am very pleased with the reasonable cost to the client. In a field that seems to have relatively few available options, Moneyspire has offered a great product at a fair price. Kudos to them. I, for one, am very appreciative of their work and their service to the public.

2 years ago

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GEORGE COLE Arcade, NY

Up until about two weeks ago, I would have given Moneyspire 5 stars. Unfortunately, the program abruptly quit generating reports (needed for a meeting that evening), and their tech support is apparently non-existent. No phone number is provided; and two emails (the first one sent 2 weeks ago) have remained un-responded to. One star - and that's being generous. Update: With no help from Moneyspire technical support (they still have not responded to my two emails and phone call to their business office), i figured out the problem with generating reports. It turned out I was checking a box I should have left unchecked. The thing is - if someone had contacted me when I first had the problem and worked with me over the phone, I'm sure it could have been resolved much earlier. With that said, I'll increase the "value for your money" from one star to three - since the program does an adequate job keeping financial records. Just understand that it's a relatively inexpensive program, and product support is not available.

2 years ago

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sefton knight

Excellent package does everything I require for Personal Finances and excellent email help, very prompt, accurate and helpful. VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER for many years. Thanks

4 years ago

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Don Zahnle Atlanta, GA

Tech support, in my experience, is non-existent. I spent a huge amount of time setting it up and learning the software. Finding many missing transactions on the very erratic auto-download.

1 year ago

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James B San Antonio, TX

Complete piece of garbage. The sync service does not work at all. I ave tried for days to use with large, well known banks and investment companies and nothing has synched since the initial configuration.

2 years ago

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