Home accounting software

  Brian-265536 16:08 07 Jan 2004
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Quicken 2004 v Quicken XG v Money 2004
Anyone had experience of these. I am looking to upgrade my Quicken de luxe 2001 and after searching the net, I'm completely baffled

  Sheila-214876 16:27 07 Jan 2004

What for? I am using Quicken 3.0 which does everything I want it to do so I do not see any reason to pay more money out to upgrade to the latest version.

  TBH1 16:40 07 Jan 2004

I'm with ennuye here; if your current version does it all for you, then stick with it. I have upgraded, in the past , through to Quicken 2003, and found its now got a little too complex for me, just use the 'bog-standard' stuff on it ie, reconciling my current account.

  oresome 19:05 08 Jan 2004

Suspect its like word processing..........if you only use 5% of the functions and it meets your needs, why change. I use Money 2002 and find the ability to download unit trust and share prices along with bank statements direct into the program a boon to keeping track of finances. I expect this is common to the other programs mentioned.

  Kate B 19:08 09 Jan 2004

try this ...

click here

I must declare an interest here: it's written by my Dad. But it's a good app - just rather swamped by the big boys, Microsoft and Quicken.

  acfc 14:41 10 Jan 2004

Why Upgrade?

MS Money 2000 does everything I want, however I have had problems downloading my statements since December.

On contacting my online bank they have informed me the problem is the 'obsolete' version of Money which, as it is no longer supported by MS, they are also dropping support for and I should buy the 2004 version!

Today I had to spend £22.22 on the new version from which I will get no additional benefit and don't even want ~ no wonder Bill is so wealthy!!

  Belatucadrus 15:04 10 Jan 2004

More small business than home oriented, but click here for Chrysanth Accounts and click here for Natwest Book-keeper, both are free and may be worth a look.

  Jonathan314159 18:40 12 Jan 2004

Looks very good - wish I'd seen this before buying Money

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