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Microsoft Money 2003 for Dummies
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Microsoft Money 2003 makes managing your personal finances very easy. Well, not "very easy," but pretty darned closed to it. With Money 2003, you don't need a bookkeeper to track your finances. You don't need an accountant or financial counselor, either. And you don't need to be a computer expert. All you need is to know how to use Money 2003.
And that's the tricky part. Like most personal finance programs, Money 2003 is complicated – you may even argue that it's more complicated to use than it should be. After all, all you really want to do is keep track of your money, right? You're not performing brain surgery on your checkbook. Well, that's where Microsoft Money 2003 For Dummies steps in to help.
Written in typical Dummies style – that is, in plain English and with a healthy helping of humor – this book can help users of both the standard and deluxe editions of Money 2003 get to the heart of the program without wasting time. Don't expect to find out how Money 2003 works, though; instead, expect to find out how you can manage your finances with Money 2003.
Here's just a sampling of the topics you'll find covered in Microsoft Money 2003 For Dummies:
So whether you're "in the money" or just plain "out of money," whether you're a financial whiz or you're just learning the financial ropes, Microsoft Money 2003 For Dummies can help you make the most of your money quickly and easily!
Find out how easily Microsoft Money 2003 takes the anxiety out of setting up accounts, analyzing spending, exploring investments, and even creating a regular snapshot of a financial picture. The Dummies way explains in plain English with information Icons and other navigational aids. Includes a tear-out cheat sheet and top ten lists.
This is an introductory guide to Microsoft's complete personal finance solution - now updated throughout for the 2003 release of Microsoft Money.
Track transactions and find out where your money goes
The easy way to understand your finances and make decisions that make sense
If the thought of money management turns you a little green, this book is for you. Find out how easily Microsoft Money 2003 takes the anxiety out of setting up accounts, analyzing your spending, exploring investments, and even creating a regular snapshot of your financial picture. Before you know it, youll discover youre a financial whiz.
The Dummies Way
About the Author
Peter Weverka has written more than 20 computer books, which have been translated into 16 languages and sold over half a million copies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Setting Up and Starting Out.
Chapter 1: Introducing Money.
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Accounts.
Chapter 3: Recording Your Financial Activity.
Chapter 4: Categorizing Your Spending and Income.
Chapter 5: Balancing an Account.
Chapter 6: Writing and Printing Checks.
Part II: Going Online with Money.
Chapter 7: Getting Ready to Go Online.
Chapter 8: Banking and Bill Paying Online.
Chapter 9: The High-Tech Investor.
Part III: Getting Your Money's Worth.
Chapter 10: Some Important Housekeeping Chores.
Chapter 11: Pinching Your Pennies.
Chapter 12: Planning for the Years Ahead.
Chapter 13: Preparing for Tax Time.
Part IV: Improving Your Financial Picture.
Chapter 14: Reports and Charts for Seeing Where You Stand Financially.
Chapter 15: Money for Homeowners.
Chapter 16: Tracking Assets, Liabilities, Loans, and Mortgages.
Chapter 17: Money for Investors.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Things You Should Do Periodically.
Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Good Health -
Financially Speaking, That Is.
Chapter 20: Ten Things to Do If You Are Self-Employed.
Chapter 21: Ten Things Ex-Quicken Users Should Know about Money.
Appendix: Installing Microsoft Money 2003.
Glossary of Financial Terms.
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