Quicken 2008 Reviewers Guide. Product details and select screen shots. August 2008. Right For Me Quicken. For people who co-mingle business and personal finances. Key Benefit: All in one financial management.
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Product details and select screen shots
For people who co-mingle business and personal finances.
Key Benefit: All in one financial management
2008 Focus: Helping people solve critical key financial jobs at the point of their personal financial need.
For those who want help taking their investment portfolio to the next level.
Key Benefit: Manage Investments
For young and growing families who want a better handle on saving and spending.
Key Benefit: Maximize Savings
For those new to managing personal finances and first-time Quicken users.
Key Benefit: Track Spending
Brand new product this year designed for first-time Quicken users and those who just need the basic tools.
Express set up makes getting started as easy as possible.
Get set up to connect to and download your account information in just a few easy steps.
Starter Edition home page shows a quick snapshot of all your online accounts to help you see money coming in, including your paychecks, money going out, and what’s left to spend each month.
Starter Edition includes a calendar of your monthly activity, including your paychecks, bills and expenses to help you schedule payments, set reminders and most importantly –avoid late fees.
Easily pay bills from within Quicken using Quicken Bill Pay or a third party bill pay service.
Watch your savings grow with My Savings Plan, a new feature that works with how you actually live and spend money.
It instantly shows a summary of your actual spending and compares it to what you planned to spend for the month.
Set flexible spending targets on regular expenses like gas and groceries and then check your progress as you go through the month.
Improved categorization and tagging helps make tracking your spending and getting ready for tax time easier.
For instance, if you wanted to take into account all your spending that went into your new home remodeling fees, you can categorize each individual expense, then tag them with home remodel to see all of the spending for just the home remodeling project.
If you're using Windows Vista, the new Gadget can remind you of scheduled bills and transactions directly from your desktop with either calendar or list views.
An easier to use tab-style navigation makes it faster to switch between Quicken's main pages. A new interactive account bar clearly shows which accounts are being referenced in the tool you're currently using and makes it easy to dig deeper into the details of any one of your accounts with a simple click.
New Navigation and Account Bar
Get quick access to every area of Quicken from anywhere in the product
More Financial Institutionsand New Account Types –
Click “Add Account” from the account bar to set up Quicken to track your data from new account types like 529 and PayPal.
Quicken 2008 connects you to over 5300 banks, brokerages and other financial institutions including PayPal. It's easier than ever to truly bring even more accounts together in one place.
New Profit and Loss view helps you see details about your business' overall performance to date so you know where you stand.
The tax deductions feature will help you capture any possible tax deductions you may have missed and provide a year-to-date deduction status.
Quicken Home & Business lets you add a "tag" description to any transaction, so you can assign it to a particular business, client or project.
This smart feature helps you further break down your business expenses and get a more accurate record for billing and tax preparation.
Jodi Reinman Clint Bagley
Tel: 650.944.5949 Tel: 415.844.6250
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