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Manage Your Finances with the Only Official Guide to the World’s #1 Personal Finance Software!
Covers Quicken Deluxe and Premier
Reach your financial goals! Quicken 2005: The Official Guide offers the time- and money-saving help you need to organize and manage your personal finances, use online tools for everything from bill-paying to investments, and master Quicken’s efficient automated features. Reviewed and endorsed by Intuit, makers of Quicken, this official guide provides full coverage of the features that make Quicken the top-selling personal finance software. Manage your money and investments--including spending, savings, budgets, banking, and more. Discover plenty of financial information and online resources to assist in all your financial decisions. Chapters closely follow the software to help you find information quickly and easily.
Inside, you’ll find out how to:
- Reconcile checking and savings accounts
- Master automated features for data entry and other tasks
- Use online tools for bill-paying, banking, and investments
- Manage property, loans, and investment accounts
- Create reports and graphs using Quicken data
- Schedule payments and payroll deposits
- Track your portfolio with online stock quotes and securities news
- Learn time-saving techniques for doing your taxes
- Get valuable resources and advice from Quicken.com
ABOUT THE Author - Maria Langer is a freelance writer, pilot, and long-time Quicken user. A former financial analyst with a BBA degree in accounting, she is the best-selling author of Quicken 2004: The Official Guide and other books.
Quick! Who offers the best-selling guide to the most successful personal finance software on the market? We do. We’re publishing the official guide to Quicken again this year, and we’ve added plenty of new features. Our formula is simple: author Maria Langer is an absolute Quicken wizard, and our relationship with Intuit is stronger than ever, giving us an unparalleled ability to tutor you through all the basics, plus managing bank and credit card accounts, tracking investments, managing loans and property, and understanding just what it takes to achieve your financial goals.
Quicken--used to balance checking and savings accounts, bank and pay bills online, and track and manage investments online--includes a wealth of robust personal finance management tools. Readers of this handbook learn to use Quicken's brand new interface and see why it is the #1 selling software package.
About the Author
Maria Langer (Wickenberg, Arizona) is a freelance writer, computer consultant and trainer, and the Owner/President of Giles Road Press. She divides her time between writing computer books--19 so far including Quicken 99: The Official Guide, articles, and software documentation; developing training material; teaching software applications and hardware troubleshooting; and designing and creating World Wide Web pages for clients.
Table of Contents
Part One: Quicken Setup and Basics
1 Getting to Know Quicken
2 Using Quicken Guided Setup
3 Setting Up Accounts, Categories, and Classes
4 Going Online with Quicken and Quicken.com
Part Two: The Cash Flow Center
5 Recording Bank and Credit Card Transactions
6 Using Online Banking Features
7 Automating Transactions and Tasks
8 Reconciling Your Accounts
9 Examining Your Cash Flow
Part Three: The Investing Center
10 Entering Your Investment Transactions
11 Using Transaction Download and Research Tools
12 Evaluating Your Position
Part Four: The Property & Debt Center
13 Monitoring Assets and Loans
14 Managing Household Records
15 Keeping Tabs on Your Property & Debt
Part Five: The Planning Center
16 Planning for the Future
17 Using Financial Calculators
18 Reducing Debt and Saving Money
Part Six: The Tax Center
19 Simplifying Tax Preparation
20 Planning for Tax Time
Part Seven: Appendixes
A Managing Quicken Files
B Customizing Quicken