One way you can get your finances under control and better manage your money is by using money management software for Macs. There are a bunch of great budgeting software out there, but I've put together this list of what I consider the best programs out there for Macintosh users.

Here are some of the best personal finance software out there to help you stop living paycheck to paycheck. I also recommend reading up on some of the best personal finance books.

You Need a Budget (YNAB)

You Need a Budget (YNAB) SoftwareCredit: Amazon.comGet out of debt and save money faster with this program "You Need a Budget." The easy to use interface allows you to track all of your expenses and help you budget your money better. With this program you will "Generate reports, schedule recurring transactions, and GAIN CONTROL." This is one of the highest rated personal finance software for MACs as Amazon users have rated it 4.5 out of 5.

Amazon user Cady gave the software 5 out of 5 stars, and her review is recommended by 255 out of 266 people. Here is what she had to say on the software:

" This is a stand alone piece of software that can download transactions right from your bank so if you use a debit card you don't need to enter receipts for things. I can also say the tech support is the most amazing I have ever dealt with. I sent in a bug report and within 15 minutes had email waiting for me telling me to delete a particular font and then it worked perfectly."

IBank 4 For Mac

iBank 4 For MacCredit:

The iBank 4 for Mac is useful because you can import from Quicken and MS Money if you want. It has pretty much everything you need from a personal finance program: You can monitor your

account balances quickly, track all your investments,manage your credit cards,  maintain budgets, your savings, checking and loans..."all in an easy, powerful, familiar Mac interface." People seem to see this as a good alternative to Quicken.

An Amazon user gave it four out of five stars: "We have been using Quicken 2001 forever on a PC,

but the PC was ready to die, and we were tired of the PC we bought an iMac. It's our second iMac, actually, and we love it."

QuickBooks For Mac 2012 (Download)

QuickBooks for MacCredit:

The #1 best-seller for a reason. Many features and easy to use. Here are just a couple features of the QuickBooks software:

  • Organize your finances all in one place
  • Easily create professional looking invoices and track sales and expenses
  • Get reliable records for tax time
  • Purchase additional seats to give as many as five users simultaneous access
  • Easy to set up, learn and use
  • Built for the Mac OS and works with iChat, iCal and Address Book
  • Create invoices, pay bills, and manage expenses.

Amazon reviewer Dragonfly77 gave the software 5 out of 5 stars: "One of the best things about QuickBooks is the fact that you don't have to be an accountant to successfully use and navigate the program."

The rating for this software is 4 out of 5 stars with 63 customer reviews.

Best of luck with your finances and finding a good program for your Mac, and keep in mind that these are just a few of the most popular personal finance and money management software for Macs.