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Budget 3.0 - Completely rewritten for Mac OS X

Springfield, VA and Minneapolis, MN -- June 25, 2002 -- Ron Hooper and Kyle Hammond announce that Budget 3.0 for Mac OS X has just been released. Budget 3.0 has been totally redesigned for use with Apple's Mac OS X operating system. This redesign supports the Aqua interface making the program even easier to use than before.

"Over the past few years our user community has grown significantly, and we expect to continue that success," said Ron Hooper, lead programmer for Budget. "With this simple and easy to use tool you will be able to setup and live within your budget. You will wonder how you ever got along without this program."

"With the new interface design, Budget is better than ever," added Kyle Hammond, user interface programmer for Budget. "Version 2.x users have been happy with the changes made for version 3 and new users will be able to get started immediately. We plan on adding even more features to the application to take advantage of the ease of programming in Cocoa on Mac OS X."

Budget 3.0 is US$24.95 shareware and is available for download immediately from

Some of the major points of Budget's extensive feature list are:

Envelope Method - Budget uses the envelope model of budgeting - set aside money to pay your bills before they're due.
Define Pay Sources - Set up your regular income to automatically distribute funds to various envelopes.
Checkbook Management - Write checks, enter deposits, and balance your checkbook.
Print Checks - Print personal or business checks, including an image of your signature, on any printer.
Reports and Statistics - See how well you are keeping within your budget.
Powerful Search Capability - Find any transaction using a combination of different criteria.
Savings and Investments - Manage your savings accounts and track your investment portfolio.
Reminders - Repeating transactions such as monthly bills can be set up as reminders.
To Do system - Keep daily lists of things that need to be done.

About the authors:
Ron Hooper has been distributing Budget for more than four years. Ron is retired and does programming in his spare time. For the rewrite for Mac OS X, Ron enlisted the help of Kyle Hammond. Kyle has been programming applications on the Mac OS for more than 8 years. Ron resides in Springfield, Virginia, and Kyle lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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