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Publisher Comments:

Intuit's Quicken is one of today's most popular and convenient ways to keep track of personal finances, and Quicken 2006 For Starters: The Missing Manual for Windows is the indispensable guide to using the program to simplify your finances and make the most of your money.

Whether you're new to electronic banking or just new to Quicken, this refreshingly funny and sensible book zeroes in on exactly what you need to get into Quicken fast. It teaches you how do such essential things as: balance your checkbook on your computer, keep tabs on your spending, create and manage a budget, monitor and pay bills on time, determine more ways to save and stick to your savings plan, manage loans and maximize investments, make tax preparation easier (even find hidden tax deductions!), and much more.

Financial-software writer and personal finance expert Bonnie Biafore delivers clear explanations and step-by-step instructions for the Quicken features you need, as well as relevant advice and plenty of real-world examples. Beginners will appreciate Biafore's clear guidance on how to set up Quicken to streamline their money management tasks. Power users will benefit from her insightful tips, tricks, and shortcuts for working around Quicken's idiosyncrasies and saving even more time and money.

The book is designed to help you get up to speed fast. Biafore steps you through the basics of Quicken. Then, as you become a more efficient and sophisticated Quicken user, she helps you take advantage of the program's little-known but powerful features. And throughout the book, she offers invaluable money-management principles. You'll be generating useful reports and graphs with ease; ensuring accuracy and consistency among all your accounts; and planning, saving, and controlling your finances like never before.

The book that gives you exactly what you need, Quicken 2006 For Starters: The Missing Manual helps you quickly make the most of Quicken 2006 for Windows.

Book News Annotation:

This beginner's guide to Quicken 2006 describes setting up the program and accounts and categories; backup; banking and credit cards, including recording checks and deposits; accounts for property and debt; online banking; reconciling; budgeting; investments and planning; and reports and graphs. Keyboard shortcuts are included at the end of the guide. Biafore is the author of QuickBooks: The Missing Manual, and is a columnist, speaker, and trainer on investment topics.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This beginner's guide to Quicken 2006 describes setting up the program and accounts and categories; backup; banking and credit cards, including recording checks and deposits; accounts for property and debt; online banking; reconciling; budgeting; investments and planning; and reports and graphs. Keyboard shortcuts are included at the end of the guide. Biafore is the author of QuickBooks: The Missing Manual, and is a columnist, speaker, and trainer on investment topics. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

After spending 10 years as a project manager and tech writer for Electronic Data Systems, McDonnell Douglas, and others, Bonnie Biafore became a full-time financial-software writer in 1997. She's a columnist for both Quicken.com and Better Investing magazine and the author of Quick Books 2005: The Missing Manual and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Personal Finance.

Table of Contents

The Missing CreditsIntroductionChapter 1: Setting Up Your Quicken EnvironmentChapter 2: Accounts and CategoriesChapter 3: Backing Up Your Financial InformationChapter 4: Banking, Credit Cards, and CashChapter 5: Property and DebtChapter 6: Online BankingChapter 7: Reconciling AccountsChapter 8: BudgetingChapter 9: Investments and PlanningChapter 10: Reports and GraphsAppendix A: Keyboard ShortcutsAppendix B: Quicken HelpColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596101275
Author:
Biafore, Bonnie
Publisher:
Pogue Press
Subject:
Investments
Subject:
Finance, personal
Subject:
Financial Applications - Quicken
Subject:
Finance, Personal -- Computer programs.
Subject:
Investments -- Computer programs.
Subject:
Financial Applications - General
Subject:
Personal Computers-Desktop Applications-Personal Finance
Subject:
Quicken;accounting;checking;personal finance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Missing Manuals
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.14x7.26x1.03 in. 1.59 lbs.

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