Synopses & Reviews
Take control of your personal finances starting today!
This popular software package is just what the financial advisor ordered a great way to track your income and expenses, manage your investments, pay your bills, and keep your checkbook. Count on this plain-English guide to get you started and get your finances in order, so you're prepared for any economic ups and downs.
Get started set up Quicken 2010 whether you're upgrading from an earlier version or using Quicken for the first time
Create a budget make a plan that's flexible enough to work for your family or your business
Electronic checkbook learn to maintain your checkbook on a computer and enter checks, deposits, and transfers
Crunch some numbers use Quicken's financial planning calculators to plan for retirement, compare loan programs, or save for your child's college education
Reporting in use Quicken reports to help track cash flow, summarize spending by category, review investment performance, and more
Mind your business if you have rental property or similar business income, use Quicken to maintain your records
Watch your investments manage your 401(k), IRA, stocks, and bonds
Is that deductible? see how Quicken helps you keep records to make tax time easier
Open the book and find:
How to install and set up Quicken
Solutions for managing your financial affairs efficiently
Pointers on how to manage and monitor credit card use
Steps for generating reports and charts
Advice on accessing accounts and paying bills online
How to manage payroll for your small business
Tips for managing your investment accounts
How to track deductions and plan for tax time
This classic bestseller has been thoroughly updated for the newest version of Quicken
Who doesn't have questions about managing finances these days? Stephen Nelson translates his years of expertise as a CPA and tax expert into this plain-English guide that shows you how to manage your finances with the nation's leading personal finance software, Quicken. Trying to keep track of your credit card expenditures? Starting to save money for a college fund? Managing your household expensess? Steve's straightforward advice shows you how to take control of your money, without being an accounting wizard. Discover how to
- Get started with Quicken and maintain your checkbook on your computer
- Access your account information and pay bills online
- Manage your 401(k), IRA, stocks, and bonds
- Get up to speed on the new enhancements and changes in Quicken 2010
- Track your deductions and plan for tax time
- Capture your small business and personal expenses in one place
Spend less time crunching numbers and more time making the most of your money with this perennial For Dummies bestseller on Quicken.
About the Author
Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA, provides accounting, business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. He belongs to the American Institute of CPAs and holds an MBA in Finance and a Master's in Taxation. His 100+ books have sold more than 4 million copies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Zen, Quicken, and the Big Picture.
Chapter 1: Setting Up Shop.
Chapter 2: Introduction to the Big Picture.
Chapter 3: Maximum Fun, Maximum Profits.
Part II: The Absolute Basics.
Chapter 4: Checkbook on a Computer.
Chapter 5: Printing 101.
Chapter 6: Online and In Charge.
Chapter 7: Reports, Charts, and Other Cool Tools.
Chapter 8: A Matter of Balance.
Chapter 9: Housekeeping for Quicken.
Chapter 10: Compound Interest Magic and Other Mysteries.
Part III: Home Finances.
Chapter 11: Credit Cards, Petty Cash, and PayPal.
Chapter 12: Other People’s Money.
Chapter 13: Tracking Tax-Deferred Investments.
Chapter 14: Stocks and Bonds.
Part IV: Very Serious Business.
Chapter 15: Mind Your Business.
Chapter 16: Managing Rentals.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: (Slightly More Than) Ten Questions I’m Frequently Asked about Quicken.
Chapter 18: (Almost) Ten Tips on How Not to Become a Millionaire.
Chapter 19: (Almost) Ten Troubleshooting Tips.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Quick-and-Dirty Windows Vista.
Appendix B: Glossary of Business, Financial, and Computer Terms.