Do your research. Go on the Internet and read as many reviews as you can find. Find out what your friends and family use. Most software publishers offer free trials. Find out which ones are easiest to use, integrate well with your bank accounts and credit card companies, and are easiest to import and export data to and from. Do a search on personal finance software at your favorite online stores, like Amazon.com, and sort the results by which ones sell the most (best sellers) or which have the highest reviews. This will give you an idea of which ones to compare and test drive.