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    Personal Financial Software

    Any suggestions? Quicken/Money/etc?

    I see that Money has more support for tracking investments so that would be nice, but does anyone have experience with it?



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    Re: Personal Financial Software

    Microsoft Excel - take some time and set up all your formulas and links and you're good to go.



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    Re: Personal Financial Software

    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    Any suggestions? Quicken/Money/etc?

    I see that Money has more support for tracking investments so that would be nice, but does anyone have experience with it?
    I use Money, but more or less just to balance my checkbook.

    I haven't taken the time to set up my portfolio yet.


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    Re: Personal Financial Software

    Excel doesn't like to my bank account or other accounts automatically or give tax advice. I am looking for something more robust for tracking spending, accounts etc.



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    Re: Personal Financial Software

    I have not used to the 2008 version at all yet but it is free so might be worth giving a shot.
    Download details: Office Accounting Express 2008



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    Re: Personal Financial Software

    I use money. Its pretty simple and easy to use.



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    Re: Personal Financial Software

    Check out Mint.com

    It is free, and ad-based, but I have heard it is good for tracking spending, budgeting, etc.


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    Re: Personal Financial Software

    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    Any suggestions? Quicken/Money/etc?

    I see that Money has more support for tracking investments so that would be nice, but does anyone have experience with it?

    Quicken, hands down.



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    Re: Personal Financial Software

    I use Quicken and have for years, I really like how easy it is to use.



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    Re: Personal Financial Software

    I have used money since the mid 90's and love it. You can track retirement accounts quite easily and exporting transactions from your bank is a treat, especially when you have everything already entered then Money balances your checking account so you don't have to go item by item down the list. Right now I am using Money 2003 so I would imagine the new versions offer more making it better.

    I would imagine if I started out using Quicken, I would be saying the same thing about that program as I am sure they both do about the same thing. You can track loan information and set up budgets and if you have a part of your business that you can deduct expenses you have during the year and you stink at tracking it as you go, the programs are great for getting you the information quite quickly come tax time.



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    Re: Personal Financial Software

    I have used both Money (in the past) and Quicken (now). I liked them both, but I have done pretty basic stuff with them just to help track some expenses and income, nothing with investments and such. My dad uses Quicken for his farm stuff and loves it.

    I don't think you probably could go wrong with either.


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    I am leaning toward Quicken Deluxe. It says that it is better, if you have already had Quicken Starter. But, I want more than the Starter version. So, I hope it is ok to get/setup even if I haven't had Quicken before.

    I use TurboTax every year, so that is a plus too.



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    Re: Personal Financial Software

    Have you done any checking to see what Money and Quicken cost? Just wondering as I am looking to upgrade hopefully in the near future.

    Also, 4VRCY, do you have any idea how many times I have read that dumb book in your avatar to my 3 daughters when they were around 2-3 trying to get them potty trained?????? Looking at that cover makes me cringe. 2 down on the potty training and the third one is almost there now so hopefully that book can go and collect dust somewhere else in the near future.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    Have you done any checking to see what Money and Quicken cost? Just wondering as I am looking to upgrade hopefully in the near future.

    Also, 4VRCY, do you have any idea how many times I have read that dumb book in your avatar to my 3 daughters when they were around 2-3 trying to get them potty trained?????? Looking at that cover makes me cringe. 2 down on the potty training and the third one is almost there now so hopefully that book can go and collect dust somewhere else in the near future.
    Quicken Deluxe is $59.99 on their site, I am sure it is less expensive on other sites. MS Money is $49.99 (but you have to mail in a $30 rebate).



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    Re: Personal Financial Software

    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    I am leaning toward Quicken Deluxe. It says that it is better, if you have already had Quicken Starter. But, I want more than the Starter version. So, I hope it is ok to get/setup even if I haven't had Quicken before.

    I use TurboTax every year, so that is a plus too.
    Either Quicken or Money... both are the same thing (find the best deal and don't look back). I am NOT an Intuit guy, so I lean towards Money. But you really need to switch from TurboTax to Taxact ... Iowa based company and a great product. It was so good as Parsons Tax Edge, Intuit bought it help their brand.

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