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Easy Microsoft Money 2004 (Easy ...)by Gina Carrillo
Synopses & Reviews
@HEADLINE = The perfect book for beginners wanting to learn Microsoft's financial software and prefer a visual, four-color approach. @BULLET = Topics include the Credit Center, importing Quicken files, tracking your income and expenses, budgeting, managing account activity and much more!@BULLET = Covers more than 100 of the most important tasks, ranging from the simple such as opening an account to the more advanced features such as customizing a report.@BULLET = Teaches the basics of Money, allowing readers to make wise financial choices.
Easy Microsoft Money 2004 is the perfect book for beginners who want to learn Microsoft's financial software through a visual, full-color approach. Topics include the Credit Center, Bill Estimator, portfolio customization, importing Quicken files, tracking your income and expenses, budgeting, managing account activity and much more! More than 100 tasks are covered, teaching you the basics of Money and arming you to make wise financial choices.
About the Author
Gina Carrillo has enjoyed 10 years of professional experience as a technical writer, analyst, editor, Web designer/developer, and instructor. She works full-time as a technical writer and application analyst, writing software system manuals, developing online help and company Web sites, and writing technical documentation. Gina has also helped develop a certification program for technical communicators at the University of South Florida, where she is a part-time RoboHelp and Technical Editing instructor. While not working or teaching, Gina also is an author and technical editor for Que Publishing and Sams Publishing. She is the author of Easy Web Pages, 2nd Edition and is the technical editor for Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft FrontPage 2000 in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself to Create Web Pages in 24 Hours, and Easy Microsoft FrontPage 2000 .
Table of Contents
1. Getting Started.
Opening Money. Importing Quicken Files. Setting Up Your Password. Setting Financial-Tracking Information. Specifying Financial Priorities and Accounts. Entering Account Information. Setting Up Accounts Online. Entering Your Income Information. Selecting the Bills You Pay. Entering Living Expenses and Bills.
2. Understanding the Basics.
Using and Customizing the Toolbar. Using Menus. Creating a New File. Opening a File. Backing Up Your Files. Printing. Setting Up or Changing Your Password. Getting Help. Getting the Latest Financial Updates.
3. Exploring Your Home Page.
Using Alternative Views. Customizing the Task List. Modifying the Order of Categories. Collapsing or Expanding Categories. Changing Your Default Home Page.
4. Working with Your Accounts.
Reviewing and Updating Account Information. Sorting Accounts. Tracking Frequent-Flyer Information. Adding a New Account. Closing and Reopening Accounts. Deleting an Account. Adding Spouse/Partner Accounts. Viewing and Organizing Account Categories. Adding a New Account Category. Renaming or Deleting an Account Category. Creating Account Classifications. Entering Payee Information. Adding a New Payee. Deleting a Payee. Setting Up Accounts Online. Getting Online Statements.
5. Managing Your Account Activity.
Recording Account Transactions. Adding a New Bill. Adding a New Deposit or Paycheck. Adding a New Transfer. Adding a New Investment Purchase. Modifying Bill or Deposit Information. Deleting Bill or Deposit Information. Setting Up Accounts for Electronic Pay. Paying Bills or Transferring Funds Online. Writing and Printing Checks. Reviewing Paid Bills. Searching for Account Transactions. Setting Up or Changing Bill Reminders. Balancing Accounts. Reviewing Projected Cash Flow. Adding to the Cash Flow. Editing the Cash Flow. Experimenting with Cash-Flow Scenarios.
6. Managing Your Budget.
Creating a New Budget. Viewing Budget Reports. Adding Withdrawals or Deposits to Your Budget. Reallocating Funds. Updating Budget Information. Viewing Different Budget Periods. Setting Up Reminders to Keep You on Budget. Revisiting the Cash-Flow Forecast.
7. Creating a Debt Reduction Plan.
Specifying Which Accounts to Pay Off. Editing Account Information. Creating or Deleting an Account. Putting More Toward Your Debt. Viewing Your Debt Reduction Plan Results. Putting Your Debt Reduction Plan Into Action.
8. Managing Your Investments.
Reviewing Existing Investments. Recording Cash Transactions for Investment Accounts. Recording Investment Transactions. Adding New Investments. Updating Investment Prices. Finding Investment and Financial News.
9. Analyzing Your Finances.
Viewing Reports. Customizing Reports. Creating a Favorite Reports List.
10. Managing Your Taxes.
Entering Your Tax Information. Reviewing Possible Tax Deductions. Reviewing or Estimating Capital Gains. Reviewing Your Filing Status and Tax Rates. Exporting Tax Information.
11. Planning for the Future.
Entering Your Family Information. Entering Income Information. Specifying Taxes and Inflation. Entering Savings and Investment Information. Reviewing and Changing Savings Contributions. Reviewing and Changing Life Insurance Policies. Entering Expected Returns on Investments. Setting Up Homes and Assets. Reviewing and Changing Your Debt Information. Reviewing and Changing Expenses. Reviewing and Changing Your Plan Results. Putting Your Plan into Action.
12. Planning for and Managing Major Purchases.
Determining How Much House You Can Afford. Taking Inventory. Comparing Loans.
13. Money Extras.
Exploring Money Services. Checking Your Credit. Numbers and Symbols.
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