I have used Money for 10+ years. However I'm giving serious consideration to switching to Quicken. The only reason I haven't is because I'm so entrenched in MS Money that I don't want the hassle of recreating categories and such.
Money just seems to be a lower and lower priority for Microsoft and they don't seem to be putting much at it. FWIW - the last few versions seem to be little more than cosmetic changes - no real functionality. I've stopped upgrading every year and only do so about every 2-3. They used to give you free credit monitoring, which was nice. But aside from that, I don't think the "tools" or "advice" offer much.
The other pain in the arse is that I like to use my PDA phone to track expenses as I go about the day. Money stopped supporting that last year. So I've resorted to a 3rd party tool with less than stellar results. I believe Quicken still supports mobile devices.
I haven't done so in years - but if you belong to Costco or Sams, you used to be able to get Money Deluxe for around $20 (after rebates). I never checked Quicken, but I believe it was similar.
I see that Money has more support for tracking investments so that would be nice, but does anyone have experience with it?
I make my living in the personal financial world and I get asked this question frequently. My answer is:
It doesn't matter which program you use, the simple fact that you are engaged is the key. Both programs have advantages and disadvantages but you can't go wrong by engaging your financial issues.
I used Money on my PC for a few years but just recently switched to Quicken for Mac. I don't like Quicken as much as I did Money. I can't speak as to what Quicken for PC is like, but the Mac version's charts and reports aren't as easy to use as Money's were--at least in my opinion.
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