Farewell, sweet Wesabe

I just read on the blog of Wesabe, the free online financial management software I use, that they are closing down at the end of the month.


Boo-urns!  I’ve really liked using wesabe!  It’s helped me create a budget and to keep track of my spending and saving.

And now I’ve only got a month to figure out how I’m going to track my finances.  I checked out wesabe’s competitor, Mint.com, but their system doesn’t work with Canadian accounts1, and from reading the forums there, there isn’t currently any online system that works with non-US accounts.  Apparently wesabe is going to release their website & infrastructure as open source so you can run it on your own computer, but it sounds like you have to know quite a bit more about computers than I do to get it set up.  So, I may be harassing one of my more tech-savvy friends to set it up for me, but I figure I should have a back up plan in case it doesn’t work or in case they don’t get it released by the end of July.

Possibilities I can think of at the moment:

  • buy MS Money or Quicken
  • use Excel (though that seems like a lot of extra work)
  • give up and go on a crazy spending spree, wasting all my money on candy and shoes!

Anyone have any other suggestions?

  1. they claim they are working on getting it set up for Canada, but I’m not going to hold my breath []