I’ve always used Microsoft Money. Why? Because it came installed on my computer back in 1997, when I started tracking my money really closely. Even since then, I’ve just continued with it. Good reason, right?
MS Money Stops Yearly Updates
I felt pretty confident with my setup until one of my fellow About.com guides, Shelley, burst my bubble: Money Rumor is Now Official: No Microsoft Money 2009 . This news really makes me wonder if MS Money is the best place to run your financial hub from…
Free Quicken Online
Quicken Online  to the rescue! I’ve always wanted to try out Quicken, since so many people use it. But I couldn’t justify buying two products. That was until this week, when Quicken took away the fees and made Quicken Online  free!
Features from the Overview:
- Automatically downloads and categorizes your transactions, so you know where you’re spending.
- See all your bank and credit card accounts in one place, with one password.
- You can even access your personal finance information from your cell phone.
- Quicken Online connects with over 5,000 financial institutions (and counting).
I’m going to give Quicken Online  a try. We’ll see how it compares to MS Money. Of course, since I need the Home and Business version, I’ll have to purchase that one once my MS Money expires, but this should be a good test to see if I like the Quicken product.
Check out more free offers in the Free Money  Friday series.