Tuesday, December 31, 2013
I purchased this program because we will get a new computer and Microsoft Money will not transfer from Windows 7 to Windows 8 or 8.1. I have used the computer for everyday finances for a number of years, it's easy, I like it. I bank online, the banks sends almost all of my payments for me, and I simply move the information from one "file" to another.
Quicken does none of that, I couldn't manually enter information, only what it receives from the bank is recorded. It is simply not what I want.
As a work-around I have built several spreadsheets in Excel that do the work MS Money did (with a little more effort, until I can link cells from one sheet to another). I guess I'll have to do my own "homework".
Intuit who makes and markets Quicken is a first class company; when I started using the computer to do income taxes a long, long time ago (1991) I used Parsons Technology Turbo Tax which in time became Intuit Turbo Tax, it's installed on this computer as I write. I think a different, more expensive version of Quicken would do what I want, but it would come with a large amount and variety of things I neither want or need. I'm going to the Post Office today.