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Have you ever wondered how much of your paycheck is really available to spend frivolously. If you buy that new toy today will you have enough to cover bills and expenses that will occur months from now? Sure, there are some big-name software packages that can do this for you but they often hide the fact that good money management is nothing more than tracking money in (income) vs. money out (expenses) over time. That's what My Cashflow does for you and its free and fun!
My Cashflow is a fun and easy-to-use program for Microsoft Windows that helps you visualize your short-term and long-term cash-flow. Unlike most money programs this product focuses on your current cash situation as it stands today and what the outlook is for the days, weeks and months ahead. My Cashflow is not a traditional income/expense ledger program like Quicken or Mint. There is no need to enter detailed receipts for past spending or earnings since its not concerned about how you got to where you are. You can continue to use your current tools (Quicken, Spread Sheet, shoe box, etc.) to calculate or keep track of your current financial position then use My Cashflow to quickly project ahead.
Below is a list of planned, pending and completed stories (features and improvements) for this product. Click on a story link to read more about or comment on the story. Also let me know your ideas for new features or enhancements. The "Pledge" is a combination of requests and donations from user's like you. The higher the pledge the more likely it will get done.
|Print Cashflow Add ability to print the cashflow table.||None||?.?||5|
|Save and Open Add the ability to save and open named cashflows.||None||?.?||3|
|Password Protect Add option to specify a password to open your cashflow.||None||?.?||3|
|.NET Hosted Platform: A rewrite of the program using the richness of Microsoft's .NET framework. This version would no longer support the Win 9x platforms.||Pending||2.0|
|0.6.2||Added "Auto-save on Exit" item to the File menu. When checked all changes are saved automatically on exit (the default behavior). When cleared a dialog to save changes is presented on exit. When exiting the program a "Save changes" dialog pops-up if the cashflow has been modified. You then have the option of saving or discarding your changes.|
Autosave modifications only: When exiting the program the cashflow is only saved to disk if the data has been modified.
Misc: Fix a minor memory leak.
Re-branded the product as My Cashflow instead of My Ca$hflow to reflect the global use of the program.
If you have installed a previous version of My Ca$hflow you may want to uninstall it first before installing this version just to be safe (uninstalling will not delete your data).
Versions prior to 0.6 install into "Program Files\My Ca$hflow" while this version installs into "Program Files\My Cashflow" so there should not be any conflict.
Eliminated screen flicker when resizing the chart window.
Restrict the smallest size for the main dialog window to avoid a crash.
This version displays dates using your regional settings. For example, if your region is set to the United States the default format for short-dates is "mm/dd/yy" whereas in Canada or Australia it would be "dd/mm/yy". All dates entered and displayed will respect your setting for the short-date format.
Added a Ctrl+S menu hot-key to conform to Microsoft's menu standards.
Improved internal program architecture to respond correctly to mouse clicks and key strokes.
Enhanced the X-axis labels to fit the available space with as much text as possible. This gives you a better feel for the timeline displayed in the chart.
Interfaces with your default browser instead of explicitly calling Internet Explorer when checking for updates.
Added a Y-axis to the chart that displays your balance in units of tens, hundreds, thousands (Ks) and millions (Ms), we wish.
Now compatible with Windows 98/Me. Previous versions did not display the main menu when run under Windows 98 or Windows Me.
Added an X-axis to the chart display that shows the month. This greatly improves the feed-back experience you need to comprehend your cashflow timeline.
A resizeable window frame that scales the lists and the chart to fit your needs.
Automatically saves and restores your window size, position and column widths.
A simple chart (shown above) that instantly reflects your short and long term cash flow (to the nearest dollar) based on the current account balances and transactions you enter. This chart, visible at all times, lets you see immediately if and when your balance falls below zero.
An editor that lets you enter your current account balances. Your current accounts are your liquid cash accounts like checking, savings and cash-on-hand. The total balance of these accounts is the starting point for your cash flow.
An editor that lets you enter transactions that repeat yearly, monthly, weekly, daily or not at all. Typical repeating transaction items include Payday, Rent, Car Payment, etc.
When you update a transaction the change is reflected immediately in the cash flow list and chart.
Increase or decrease the length of the projected cash flow with the click of a button. You can zoom in to your short term one month cash flow or zoom out to the big picture over the next few years.
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