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Microsoft Money February 1, 2010

Filed under: Useful Info — swingingsarr @ 2:44 pm

I just learned today that the Microsoft Money program isn’t being sold anymore.  It’s probably WAY old news.  I liked it to keep track of our household finances.  Does any one have any suggestions as to what they use and feasibility?

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8 Responses to “Microsoft Money”

  1. bean Says:

    Yes! I am switching us over to moneydance and am liking it. However, it is a big change and has taken a long time to figure out how to make it do what I want. My biggest complaint so far is that it does not have a way to make a note on each part of a split transaction. The company is super small, though, and seems to respond to requests from customers and I saw that this has been requested, so hopefully it will show up at some point. Anyway, I looked at a lot of things and besides Quicken for Windows (I *hate* Quicken for Mac), this was the only one I liked. And Quicken for Windows barely falls into the “like” category anyway – too much stuff. Moneydance is great for our house as well since it works on either platform and we are a Mac / Windows house. 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions about it, okay? Love you!

  2. Jesse Martin Says:

    I would check out mint.com – rather fully developed, allows for tracking investments – let’s you add notes to lots of things and they were recently bought out by intuit which means that there’s some good money behind their development now. Might be worth checking out. It is exclusively online, however – so you’ll have to get used to a “mobile” lifestyle.

  3. cw Says:

    I have recently begun using quickenonline. Not only are they a trusted name, but they have an iPhone app. They are also run by intuit, but seem to be more secure. There have been some concerns about mint.com’s privacy policy and how well they protect user data. Plus, I had to reenter all of my banking info every time I wanted to syn our accounts with mint.com. Not worth the hassle.

    Quickenonline is easy to use, easy to read, and letallows you to split transactions. Plus, the budget tracking features have been an asset for this accounting-challanged pilgrim. The program learns from you. Once you assign a category, such as utilities for your PUD bill, it remebers when the bill clears the next month. This substantially cuts down the work for tracking cleared transactions.

    Quickenonline.com

  4. bean Says:

    I think we should have a money program duel. Thriuel? What is it if there are three of us? I get the first points, cause I commented first. Duh.

    Just kidding! Maybe.

    I tried mint, but I was not loving the online only thing and…it wasn’t accounty enough for me. Not sure how to say it – it’s like it’s too slick or something. I like more control than that. 🙂

    I haven’t tried quickenonline…prolly cause I didn’t like the online part of mint, hahaha.

    Keep us updated on what you find. I do concur with what Jesse implied, though – Moneydance has a lot of developing still to do. But I like it even how it is.

    • swingingsarr Says:

      I appreciate all your input. I LOVE the church body and all of my friends. It’s so great to be able to share our knowledge with each other and benefit from each other, so we can make the best decisions for our personal situations. I will let you know what I end up doing. I will also probably talk to you all for more info!


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