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Get your finances in order,fast. You just need Quicken 2011 — and this handy guide!
You want to organize your personal finances and save, but the project seems overwhelming? Quicken can help you take control of your finances and this book makes it easy! Discover how to track your income and expenses, maximize savings, pay your bills, manage your investments, and balance your checkbook.
Start off on the right foot — set up Quicken 2011 for your own financial needs, whether you're new or upgrading from a previous version
Crunch some numbers — use Quicken's financial planning calculators to plan for retirement, compare loan programs, or save for your child's college education
A matter of balance — create an electronic checkbook, print checks, and truly simplify all your financial housekeeping
Take charge of credit — monitor all your credit cards and cash in one place
Build a nest egg — maximize your return and minimize risk by tracking your 401(k), IRA, stocks, and bonds
Serious about business — capture your business and personal expenses in one place and track how your business is doing
One less headache — use your Quicken records to make preparing your taxes a breeze
Sleep easier? Check! — design a realistic budget and let Quicken help you stick to it
Open the book and find:
How to install and set up Quicken
Steps for banking and paying bills online
Details about producing financial reports and graphs
Advice on tracking mortgages, loans, and other debts
Tips for managing your investment accounts
Ways to monitor your spending
Steps for managing your rental property finances
How to track deductions and plan for tax time
Manage your bills, save money, and bank online
Minimize taxes and maximize investments
Maintain detailed financial records
Improve your overall money management
The classic guide to the leading personal finance software—completely updated!
As the number one personal finance software on the market, Quicken empowers you to take control of your personal finances quickly and effortlessly. Providing you with a thorough update of all the latest features and enhancements to the new release of Quicken 2011, Stephen Nelson shows you how to track your day-to-day finances, better manage your investments, evaluate the tax implications of your financial decisions, and much more.
- Veteran author Stephen Nelson provides a thorough update to his classic bestseller on the number one personal financial management planning program
- Shows you how to track your day-to-day finances, better manage your investments, boost your personal savings, be more responsible with your spending, tackle debt, and more
- Presents a fun and friendly approach to a topic that many people find intimidating or overwhelming and quickly and easily helps you take control of your personal finances
Whether you're a first-time Quicken customer or looking to take advantage of the updates the latest release has to offer, Quicken 2011 For Dummies offers a straightforward-but-fun approach to this popular personal finance software.
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-plus books have sold more than four 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 7.
Appendix B: Glossary of Business, Financial, and Computer Terms.