Pros / The alert system and budget calendar are effective at keeping track of due bills.

Cons / Personal investing and tax options are not offered through PiggyBob.

 Verdict / PiggyBob's features are very basic but functional.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

PiggyBob is a rudimentary personal finance software application with average features and functionality. The calendar and alarm system, however, are good for getting on top of usually missed or late bills. Although the software generated reports do not feature an in-depth look into your finances, they are a good place to study spending habits and determine where to cut back.

Claiming to be the first "truly user friendly personal finance software on the market," PiggyBob may be too simplistic. Yes, adding your income, basic credits and debits into the system is simple ("so simple even a child could use it"), but we would like to see PiggyBob add more functionality to its money management software.

In comparison to its competition, adding income information and future expenses into the PiggyBob system feels quite rudimentary. Account information cannot be directly downloaded into this money management software, and this makes the categorizing and budgeting process more time consuming.

The income and expenses need to be manually added into this budgeting software, and then added again to the calendar tool for bill payment alerts. Although information must be manually added (a major chore for some), this budgeting tool serves as a constant reminder for when money will be taken out of your account.

Forgetting to pay the utility, rent or credit card bill has happened to the best of us, as it's so easy to do with our hectic schedules. The calendar tool provided by PiggyBob money software is exactly what we all need. With the budget calendar, you can add reminders for automatic deposits, bill payments, monthly rent and HOA fees. This personal finance software also has an alarm system built into the calendar so you never miss another payment.

If you are looking for finance software that offers comprehensive charts covering your income and expense information from top to bottom, then PiggyBob is not for you. But if you are looking for easy-to-read pie charts and understandable line graphs illustrating basic information, then this software may be the simple budgeting tool you have been looking for.

Help and support options for this money management software are limited, but they do include a technical support ticket form online. In order to use this technical ticket help, however, customers must register online and sign in using their username and password.

PiggyBob has a blog located on their website. The blog is not meant to help with the software specifically, but it offers general financial tips.

Although this personal finance software does not have a dedicated tax section, having access to pie charts and line graphs illustrating yearly expenditures will be helpful when preparing tax papers and other information.

Help and support options for this money management software are limited, but they do include a technical support ticket form online. In order to use this technical ticket help, however, customers must register online and sign in using their username and password.

Security protocols and specific archiving tools are not provided with this money software, but the budget calendar, along with any income and expenses you've entered, can be saved before closing out of the application.

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Summary

PiggyBob personal finance software may be lacking in several areas, including personal investing, tax options and security. If you are looking for basic budgeting software with simple inputs and uncomplicated reporting tools, however, then PiggyBob will aid you in creating a budget that will fit your needs.

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