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Old 01-30-04, 02:37 PM
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Quicken or MS Money?

We're looking at getting one of the tax software programs, and since we have no data to import, it doesn't really matter which one. Also, we used to use Quicken, but again, due to various formats, hard drive failures, and general 'Quicken's messed up again' instances, we are open to changing.
Virtually everywhere has got a deal where you can get Quicken Basic or Money basic for free after MIR with one of the tax programs.
Does anyone have any experience/comments on which is a 'better' program, Quicken Basic 2004, or MS Money basic 2004? We are married, homeowners, have one child, write a lot of checks, use Debit card a lot, and would like some internet statement download functionality.
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Several years ago I tried money and decided I like Quicken better, been using it ever since with zero problems. I buy turbotax each year and get the free quicken basic, I bought the upgrade to quicken deluxe one time and got zero benefit so the basic is what I use now. Im in similiar scenario but with two children and I use online bill pay through my bank (not quicken) more than checks and download transactions from several banks into the program.
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Never used quicken, but now I use money 2002 (came with my Dell). From the reviews I read between the two systems, before Money 2002 everyone recommended Quicken. But it seems since then Money works very similar to Quicken.

I've never had any problems with MS Money and I'm happy using it. When you install money, there is a link from ING Direct to get $50 free just for opening up a savings account (currently 2%). So aside from any advantages or disadvantages, MS money can get you $50 free.
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I used Quicken many years when I had a Mac Classic, but since Ive been using PCs I have used Money, mostly because it came as bundled software. I have liked it a lot, have found it pretty easy to use, and I usually go for the free rebates when you buy TaxCut. Never really had any problems either with it.

My only complaint about Money is that it is pre-set to display ads, which I thought was kind of tacky for commercial software, but they are fairly easily removed.
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I use Money. Just because I get a free copy every year. Now I did use Quicken several years ago and it worked fine then.
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I've been using Quicken since 92. I haven't tried MS Money yet, but people have recommend it to me.
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I used to use Quicken but switched to MS Money aa little over a year ago when TurboTax had their big flare up. I now use TaxCut and Money. TaxCut is not quite as good as TurboTax, but has been fine for me for simple returns.

I don't see much difference between Money and Quicken. They are both very similar. Intuit is known for poor support, but I have never needed support for any of these products.
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i dont use either

but corrie uses quicken religously and has for many years now.. and she loves it
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I've been using QUICKEN for about a year and half and it's great. I have heard the MONEY is easier to set up initially though.
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I've been using Quicken since 97 and couldnt live without it.
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Used to use quicken, switched to money. They're both adequate for the job.
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Another option is gnucash for Linux.
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Quicken 2001 for my desktop and pocket quicken for my sony clie.
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Originally posted by BigDaddy
Quicken 2001 for my desktop and pocket quicken for my sony clie.
I love Pocket Quicken.
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I was using Money 2004, but was thinking of trying Quicken 2004. Is Quicken easier to use? Does it have better features?
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I've been using Quicken for about 5 years, maybe longer. It's really just a glorified register to me since I don't really use all of its features.

As my life gets more finicially complicated (investments, taxes, etc), I'll probably start using the other stuff more.

to Pocket Quicken

I'm guessing both packages are very similar and it just comes down to personal taste.
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I just tried Quicken for the first time, and it has me overwhelmed,

Maybe I should stick with Money 2004.
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Anyone know if there are tutorials for Quicken out there somewhere?

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