About Quick Budget

Quick Budget is a program that will create and print budgets. This application will show you exactly how much money you have in the future if you stick to the budget. Quick Budget, formally known as Just Money, was first released in July of 2001. Quick Budget 3.0.0.0 is the latest release.

The first step is giving your budget a name, then setting a date range, and then entering the amount of money you currently have.

Quick Budget Image

Next, click the Income button. Enter the name for the income and set the date it occurs next. You can leave the end date the same as the budget end date unless your income discontinues at a certain date before the budget end date. Now set how often the income reoccurs.

Income Dialog Image

After you click OK, you will see the income under the Income tab. This is a list of all your income items.

Main Screen Income tab Image

When you click the Budget tab, you will notice that Quick Budget has automatically added your current balance along with every occurence of the Pay Check income. The balance is automatically summed for you.

Main Screen Budget tab Image

Next, click the Expense button. Enter the name for the expense and set the date it occurs next. You can leave the end date the same as the budget end date unless your expense discontinues at a certain date before the budget end date. Now set how often the expense reoccurs.

Expense Dialog Image

Now when you click the Budget tab, you will notice that Quick Budget has automatically figured in the Car Payment expense that you just added. The current balance along with every occurence of the income and expense are listed. The balance is automatically summed for you.

Main Screen Budget tab Image

In this example, we have another monthly expense. We click the Expense button again and enter the details.

Expense Dialog Image

Again when you click the Budget tab, you will notice that Quick Budget has automatically figured in the House Payment expense that you just added. The current balance along with every occurence of the income and expense are listed. The balance is automatically summed for you.

Main Screen Budget Tab Image

After you have entered all the necessary expenses and income, you just need to use the Update button periodically to keep your budget current. When you click the Update button you will get a wizard style dialog. Enter the current date and update your current balance if you have deviated from the budget.

Update Budget Wizard Image

After you click Next, you will notice the income that has occurred since your previous date. We have certainly waited a long time to update our budget! Normally you would use Update every few days to keep your budget up to date.

Update Budget Income Image

After you click Next again, you will notice the expenses that have occurred since your previous date.

Update Budget Expenses Image

After you click Finish, you are returned to the main screen. Several things have occurred: The current balance is updated, the income date is updated...

Main Screen Income Tab Image

... the expense dates are updated ...

Main Screen Expense Tab Image

... and finally the budget is updated

Main Screen Budget Tab Image