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Quicken vs. MS Money

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by TomVols, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. TomVols

    TomVols New Member

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    When I had it years ago, I used to prefer Quicken, but some tools in MS Money are helpful and more banks/credit unions seem to like interfacing with it better.

    Which do you prefer and why?

    Does Quicken have a Tax withholding estimator?
     
  2. ccrobinson

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    I've used MSMoney since 1994. I tested Quicken once, but it was easier for me to navigate MSMoney.
     
  3. DeadMan

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    I agree with you. MS Money seems to be a better user interface and it interacts better with my credit union.
     
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    Which would you think would be better for a business application?
     
  5. natters

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    Quicken.

    Dan Rutherford's review ( at http://www.kiplinger.com/personalfinance/features/archives/2005/08/quicken06.html ) says "there is no question Quicken remains a step ahead. During their demonstration, Quicken's spokespeople picked off Microsoft Money 2006's new features and explained how Quicken had come up with the same functions years or decades earlier."

    PC Magazine ( http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1841722,00.asp ) gave it 5 out of 5. They say "So while the new Microsoft Money 2006 is still an excellent personal finance manager, Quicken supplants it as our Editors' Choice this time around."

    PC World ( http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,122053,00.asp ) says "Unlike Microsoft's recently released 2006 editions of Money--a minor upgrade from the 2005 product--Quicken 2006 provides some compelling reasons to upgrade from older versions, or even to start using personal finance software"

    C|Net ( http://reviews.cnet.com/Quicken_Premier_2006/4505-6405_7-31456687.html?tag=pdtl-list ) calls it "the best personal finance package on the planet".

    I've been using Quicken for a few years now, and it just keeps getting better.
     
  6. TomVols

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    Quickbooks, or else, use Quicken.

    Quickbooks can't be beaten.
     
  7. TomVols

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    Refresh my memory: does Quicken premier have a withholding caluclator and tax planner/estimator?
     
  8. natters

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    I use the Canadian edition, and it's tax features are different. I'm not sure exactly what tax features are in the US version, but there's a great forum to ask: http://www.quickenforums.com/category.jspa?categoryID=1001
     
  9. Bible Believing Bill

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    If you are just doing basic balancing of your checkbook, and tracking expenses then either will work. I have used MS Money since I got my first computer in 95, so it is what I am familiar with. I currently use the 2002 version of money and it does everything I need it to do.

    Bill
     
  10. TomVols

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    Anyone know of a MS Money users' forum similar to the one posted above for Quicken users?
     
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