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Microsoft Money or Quicken???

lzaltash Avatar
1d, 3m agoPosted 1 decade, 3 months ago
Does anyone out there use a software package to manage their money?
Having hit the hot deals fairly hard recently :thumbsup: I'm looking for a package to keep an eye on my finances!

I've a had quick look through the internet including two rather handy websites http://reviews.cnet.com/ (it's an american site) and http://www.itreviews.co.uk/software/software.htm and have found Microsoft Money & Quicken. Most people seem to prefer Quicken. I think the main problem has been the lack of financial institutions that are actually compatible with the product!

Can anyone advise which is best for which app or, if you use something else what that might be?

I leave myself in the hands of your collective expertise! :grin:

If I've missed any info out I'm really sorry!
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1d, 3m agoPosted 1 decade, 3 months ago
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moved it here :)
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edi
moved it here :)


Thanks...was totally confused for a minute there! :)
#3
No worries lzaltash :)

You are likely to get better response here.
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lzaltash
Does anyone out there use a software package to manage their money?
Having hit the hot deals fairly hard recently :thumbsup: I'm looking for a package to keep an eye on my finances!

I've a had quick look through the internet including two rather handy websites http://reviews.cnet.com/ (it's an american site) and http://www.itreviews.co.uk/software/software.htm and have found Microsoft Money & Quicken. Most people seem to prefer Quicken. I think the main problem has been the lack of financial institutions that are actually compatible with the product!

Can anyone advise which is best for which app or, if you use something else what that might be?

I leave myself in the hands of your collective expertise! :grin:

If I've missed any info out I'm really sorry!


Before you finally decide you might want to look here....
http://www.quicken.co.uk/
....so you will probably pick up that software very cheap now.

When we had our business I always used Excel for the accounts but quite a few friends preffered Quicken. Some banks offered us free software to manage our accounts, perhaps hoping that we would transfer our business to them. We didn't try any of them but our accountant said that some of them were very good.

HTH

P
#5
I use microsoft money. I use the 2005 uk edition as it works for my bank. Very handy when organising finances. You can grab a copy on ebay for £5. check the sellers feedback as a few folk are selling copies on their.

Microsoft money is great highly recommended but make sure you get the uk edition. It can manage your finances highlighted where your cash is going on current spending and helps you create and manage budgets.
#6
Thanks guys.......I do love HUKD! :-D
#7
MS have discontinued the money app. They are only developing it further for the US market, so the 2005 is the latest and the last for this product in the uk.
The last version I used was 2001 and hopefully the 2005 edition is better. The edition I had was very time consuming to setup for the first few months of data downloads and its budgeting features weren't very good at all.

Quicken apparently is a not a pc friendly sw app, with its built in obsolence of apparently refusing to work past a certain date (read: forced upgrades every year or so).

If all your doing is a fairly simple budget then a simple spreadsheet will be a far better approach. There are pretty good templates available on the MS site that with some modifications to suit the uk would be a good start.

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