[Staples] Quicken Home & Business 2014 - $49.99 ($60 off)
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- January 3, 2014
Dec 30th, 2013 5:46 pm
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Jan 28th, 2014 1:14 pm
You can use it for about 3 years... I don't remember the current schedule, but they cut off online access for the old versions after several years. I would not buy a new version every year because there are just not enough worthy changes to warrant the cost of upgrade.
Jan 28th, 2014 1:23 pm
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Jan 28th, 2014 2:19 pm
I wouldn't recommend it to new users. Period.
Jan 28th, 2014 4:01 pm
That's where it gets complicated though. What options do we really have in Canada if we want to follow our banks' rules of keeping our info safe? I mean there's this or Microsoft's unsupported alternative...pick your poison.bylo wrote: ↑I wouldn't recommend it to new users. Period.
But some of us have been using Quicken for many years (me since the second PC-DOS release in the 1980s.) We have way too much data and too much transaction history in our Quicken databases that a switch to something else would be very, very painful. Also there's not a lot of alternatives, at least on Windows, for Quicken refugees.
So we're "forced" into playing into Intuit's extortion racket and $50 is a lot less painful than $110.
Like I said, I don't recommend Quicken to new users. You've been warned
Jan 28th, 2014 4:40 pm
What "banks' rules" would those be?
Jan 28th, 2014 5:47 pm
There are 2 softwares I would never torrent if my life depended on it: My banking software and my tax software.bylo wrote: ↑What "banks' rules" would those be?
As for options, it depends on what functions you need. Probably the most comprehensive alternative is GnuCash. However I've heard it can be difficult to learn. There's also PLCash. Both are free. There's also Moneydance for US$50. All claim to import from Quicken although I don't know how well and how comprehensively they do it. (For example they may import accounts and transactions but do they import saved reports and graphs?) I also have no idea if or how well they import data from Canadian financial institutions. Then there's the inertia of moving from Quicken to something new, learning how to use it, configuring it, etc.
If you only need to track investments, it's possible to do that with spreadsheets. You can even inhale stock quotes from Yahoo and Google into LibreOffice or Excel.
(And finally there's Jolly Roger software. I've heard that the Canadian versions of Quicken 2012 and 2013 are available via Bit Torrent and warez download sites )