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post #1 of 11 Old 01-29-2006, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Quicken

I'm looking for something to help track where the money goes. I could call my Honda dealer b/c he'll be able to tell me where most of it went , but I need something for the every-day stuff.

Does anyone here recommend Quicken?

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Re: Quicken

It's easy enough to use, and if you buy TurboTax you can get it free.
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Re: Quicken

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I'm looking for something to help track where the money goes. I could call my Honda dealer b/c he'll be able to tell me where most of it went , but I need something for the every-day stuff.

Does anyone here recommend Quicken?

Thanks!
Use it a bunch. However if you just want a start point get a small notepad and write down every penny for a week or two. I do use Quicken to track accounts and securities and it works well enough for me. Plus it has some nice utilities like amortization calculators.

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Re: Quicken

Never tried quicken, but when I get all motivated about keeping track of my money, I build Excel spreadsheets.



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Re: Quicken

We use Quicken to track all our finances. Works really good. It's easy to use and setup. Once you set it up, it makes it easy to print out reports and things at tax time (even if you don't use Turbo Tax). I think it's worth the price.

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Re: Quicken

I've used it forever. Hasn't made me any wealthier, but a lot more organized. I love it for online banking, bill paying, portfolio updating, expense tracking, etc. I highly recommend it!
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Re: Quicken

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Never tried quicken, but when I get all motivated about keeping track of my money, I build Excel spreadsheets.
me too


That usually lasts about 2 months and I start to slip. THe nice thing about using Excel is that you have an infinite number of ways to interpret and manipulate your data. Plus you can make cool graphs that show how poor your spending habits are.

And then there's this asshole...
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Never tried quicken, but when I get all motivated about keeping track of my money, I build Excel spreadsheets.
+1. I built an Excel sheet back in '02 that I still use today. Back then, I was living check to check and eating a lot of PB&J to cover my horrendous spending habits. Paid off all but my mortgage in 7 months.
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Re: Quicken

Used quicken for the last 3 years for my business.....makes tracking things a lot easier. Decided that in the end I needed that same level on organisation and information at my fingertips and purchased MS Money (cheaper than the others) afor my personal finances, helped me a lot work out where I am and how screwed I am financially due to this motorbike thing.
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Re: Quicken

I've used quicken since it came out... It helps me keep track and is easier than ever to use. most accounts can just be downloaded rather than typing in by hand.
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Re: Quicken

Missed this earlier.

We use Quicken for personal finances, and Quickbooks for business...two thumbs for both...

Beyond that, I recommend using aluminum foil, and burning it off....

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