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Microsoft Money 2002 Deluxe & Business, A very good package

I was a little put off by several of the other reviews listed here, but decided to take a chance and buy it anyway since i really needed the business side of the software and have been using money 98 for several years already. The only thing that i can imagine is that the people who didn’t like the software were just overwhelmed by the sheer number of new features – most of which are accessible from the front page. Installation was very smooth, as was the conversion of my old money file. I actually find the front page quite handy and have kept money open all the time for the last few days so that i can play around with the options there whenever i get a spare moment or two. The software is set up to help you become proactive in terms of your finances and take control. If all you want is a checkbook register, i understand you can turn off alot of the extra features, but if you do that i think you’re under utilizing the software. The only drawback i see about the business side of things is that there’s not a whole lot of documentation. The options are pretty straightforward though, for anyone with even a slight exposure to business concepts (like invoicing, accounts receivable, etc. I’ve quite enjoyed setting up customer accounts and am finding the software a motivator to try and improve my business just so i can play around with the features even more.

Needing to upgrade to a windows based accounting software for our small business, i purchased peachtree. Their support was awful, even after purchasing extra support. They always told me my simple questions were not covered. In desperation, and not wanting to spend a lot of money, i tried ms money deluxe and business 2002. Most of it was easy to figure out, but the big disadvantage was that there’s no help in the manual for the business type of entries. Then, i decided to call microsoft support. They answered very quickly and took lots of time with me on the phone. They didn’t make me feel stupid and told me exactly how to do my simple everyday, invoicing, billing etc. It shows me the info on the first page. It can do most anything i want to do, and if i have a question, i call microsoft support and they’re clear, concise and great to talk to.

Microsoft Money 2002 Deluxe & Business

  • Manage business finances
  • Track Schedule C data
  • Email Invoices

Microsoft Money 2002 Deluxe & Business :

Microsoft Money Small Business 2005 [Old Version] : Very Good

It seems to me that, of the people who reviewed money 2005, it is only the people with the new, fast processors that are having the problems. The people with the standard processors seem to be doing fine. I wonder if this is the case.

One of my trusted resources, pc magazine gave this new version of microsoft money 5-stars. And given that some of the new features sounded good, i bought the upgrade. After using it for several months, i’ve got mixed results. (side note: i have not had any problems with slowness or crashing whatsoever. I’m on windows xp pro, sp-2. Other things are annoying, but no crashes. Upgrading from 2003 deluxe & business went perfectly. Not trusting it, i backed up my old data on disc, ready to roll-back to 2003 if i had to. But everything transferred flawlessly.

There is a learning curve with every program. . I have been a user of quicken premiere home & business since it was first released, and loyally upgraded every year. In 2003, i gave money small business a shot, and after 12 attempts or so to figure out how to email an invoice. . Along with a slew of other issues, primarily plastering my system with ad links, i gave up, and actually shredded the cd out of spite (not knowing i could have gotten my money back). Well, things have changed in 2 years. Despite the rumors of difficult outlook integration, there was an ‘import outlook contacts’ link under payees. It took all of about 30 seconds. My first attempts involved wab (windows address book), an alternative method for those without outlook, but outlook express and vcards. That worked fine, but i was starting to visualize having to export vcards for everyone in my outlook folder.

Key specs for Microsoft Money Small Business 2005 [Old Version]:

  • Comprehensive finance solution for small companies
  • Categorize income and expenses; handle billing effortlessly
  • Get expert advice from current news and useful articles
  • Keep up with taxable expenses automatically
  • Free financial services, including 1 year online payroll from PayCycle

Comments from buyers

“Better than 2003 Deluxe & Business, but some lame issues
, Home Business Accounting Done Right (for MS users)
, Great Product

Much nicer form than quickens. I particulary liked the reconcile feature. It takes all the work out of this monthly chore.

I can’t confirm the previous postings. Money 2005 has a very nice fresh look and is running smoothly, layout is much more organized now; my 2003 files were converted perfect.

I’ve owned microsoft money for several years. I purchased this to replace a previous version. It is simple to use and works for basic money management.

Microsoft Money Plus Premium : Good program if used carefully

Product download was a life-saver. We just moved to a new state and needed to get our old and new bank accounts synced fast. This was just what we needed.

I think its a great product. I would recommend it to anyone. Its easy to install and set up all your favorite accounts.

–existing qualities–ms money does an excellent job of tracking & reporting on net worth, account balances, and investments. I wouldn’t want to handle my finances without it. This is the primary reason why it got 3 stars and not fewer. I’ve used quicken before and find microsoft money much more intuitive (no pun intended). I’ve used ms money since ~1998 or so across ~3-4 versions. –best new addition–the only useful *new* feature i’ve encountered in the last few weeks since i upgraded is that ms money plus will download more statements than the 2004 version would. I believe this is because of the yodlee integration. –worst new addition–ms money plus crashes regularly. I think part of this is because i upgraded from a previous version and possibly also because i have a good bit of data (as a reference point, vista says my ms money file is 25mb).

Key specs for Microsoft Money Plus Premium:

  • Make the most of your money
  • Optimize your financial feature
  • Maximize your investments
  • Get a desktop glance at the information you need most
  • Improve your investment strategy with help from the experts at MSN Money

Comments from buyers

“Too bad they stopped selling this product last March 2011.
, Glad to use Money again!
, Microsoft money

I have used the product before the on, y problem i am having is with the registration code i need to call microsoft for help.

I have been using ms money for several years now and it has been a good experience. The improvements from year to year are modest. There are still reasons to upgrade though. First, each version of money is only good for two years of online services. These services include price quotes for stocks and mutual funds, banking services, and so forth. Second, if you upgrade only once in many years, then the program might have trouble performing the update for you. It has to convert your computer file of financial history to a new format (it changes every year). I have started a discussion topic ‘how to enjoy microsoft money’ that is visible on the product page. This topic explains how i have avoided serious problems using money. The most significant competitor to money is intuit quicken.

I recently switched to money after about a year of problems with intuit’s quote server for quicken. Intuit doesn’t care to fix the problem and, for me, its the only reason i use quicken. I have spent hours on the phone with intuit, intuit of india, and the intuit’s office of the president; all to no avail. Intuit’s quote server for the past 45 days has only been providing historical quotes unless you want twenty or less quotes. Intuit’s tech support says i should just download 20 quotes at a time. Let’s see, 200 stocks, 20 at a time. That would be 10 downloads plus manually selecting the ones i want, about 3 hours of work with quicken or 3 seconds with money.

Microsoft Money 2006 Premium [OLD VERSION] : What’s new?

Money 2006 premium was essentially purchased to manage portfolio investments in stocks. This is the first time i have used money and find that it has some major problems particulary in respect of managing special investment activities such as splits, spin-offs and mergers, etc. The following details some of the problems faced during my usage. First and foremost problem is the inability to correct any mistakes while entering the transaction. For example if a split is entered then the program automatically adjusts the number of shares and the cost basis. However there will neither be a record of this action in the account nor any way to delete or reverse it. Most surprisingly even if the entire transactions of that particular equity is deleted and reentered it will not allow the re-entry of the split on that particular date. The program will return a dialog stating that a split exists on that date.

You either use quicken or ms money (or some 3rd party variety) personal finance software. If you’re happy with what you’re using, why change?the reason i changed is that i had been using quicken for a number of years, then migrated to a different hard drive. I misplaced my quicken 2003 cd-rom.Well, time to upgrade, anyway. Let’s take a look at what’s available on amazon. It seems as if quicken has gone the way of so many successful high tech trail blazers: greedy corporate moguls. Before they were the davids, now they are the goliaths (names like apple, compuserve, and even microsoft come to mind). Well, heck, why stay with a vendor who is phasing out backward compatibility and going greedy corporate on me, when i can switch to a backward compatible (and certainly always ms operating system compatible) long term greedy corporate icon?. Ms money 2006 is the ticket. Yeah, gee, i was so getting used to quicken making me add all these balance adjustments every time i downloaded financial data from my bank or credit cards.

While the software has much to be commended for, it is disappointment on two fronts 1) support on investments in the fastest developing countries like india and china where msn does have a major presence and 2) does not include insurance as an asset as such, only in their lifetime planning section. Both these factors do not let you accurately track your investments, savings or retirement planning accurately. Otherwise, it is a great software given the depth of msn’s online involvement. Here are the specifications for the Microsoft Money 2006 Premium [OLD VERSION]:

  • Money connects to thousands of banks and updates balances automatically, letting you easily stay on top of your finances.
  • Work toward long-term goals like buying a house, budgeting for college, or saving for a vacation by first reducing debt.
  • Improved automated price quotes keep your portfolio calculations up to date.
  • A suite of tools that help you plan and optimize investments and long-term savings.
  • Money 2006 Premium also provides a wealth of financial services, at no extra cost, and tax help that make managing your money easier.

Meet need and at the time was once the best money management program out there; too bad microsoft stop supporting the product.

It is much more user friendly than earlier versions.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Best Budgeting program around.
  • Be careful
  • Five Stars

Same as new and works good had no trouble installing good seller.

Here is what you must do to have a good experience with this product:1. Never use microsoft passport. Passport is a universal password that can be used to sign on to multiple bank accounts, brokerages, merchants, and god knows what else. Avoid ityour installation of microsoft money will be a bit awkward if you want to avoid passport. Some users believe that money won’t install unless you get a passport. This is false, at least for money 2006 and earlier versions. You just have to be careful (and resolute) while you install. Never store your financial data online with microsoftms money allows you to keep all your financial data stored on microsoft’s computers, as well as on your home computer. This allows you to access your ms money data when you are away from your computer. For the unlucky user, it leads to virtually insoluble computer nightmares. Apparently, the local and remote copies of your data can get out of sync.

Microsoft Money 2004 Deluxe, Money 2004 is a useful tool

I was very pleased to be able to order the microsoft money 2004 as my new computer did not have it and i had used it for many years. I am truly enjoying being able to keep track of my finances with it. Thanks for your prompt delivery.

I just wanted software new enough to store backup files some where other than a floppy drive.

Microsoft Money 2004 Deluxe

  • Save time by going online — Download checking, credit card and other transactions automatically, for faster financial management
  • Manage your investments more effectively, with up-to-the-minute information
  • Achieve financial goals with the built-in planning tools — get out of debt, save for retirement, or prepare for a major purchase
  • Tax time is easier than ever, with the simplified tax tools
  • Also includes complimentary financial services at no extra charge

I use microsoft money 2004 to keep a close eye on my spending habits as well as balance all my accounts. I use the basics because that is all i need.

I only use money to keep up with my checking account and to allow my children to learn budgeting by having their own accounts. This version is easier to move around in and is very helpful to clear up things when i go in the wrong direction.

This program is a good way to keep all of your financial information in one place. I don’t use a lot of the features, but it is worthwhile to have, simply from the point of view of keeping track of checking, savings, and loan balances. I also like the way it allows me to categorize spending, so i can see where my money is being spent. The best part is the ability to download credit card transactions directly. Some of the reports are a bit silly and need a lot of user input to make any sense, but i don’t use the reports too much anyway.

Microsoft Money 2004 Deluxe : I choose this product since i didn’t require (or want) all the extras that now come with microsoft money (e. The 2004 version converted my old version (2000) with no problems. Overall i am quite pleased with the product.

Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 FULL VERSION [OLD VERSION] : Not currently supported – free downloads on web

In my opinion the ability to chage interest to outstnding invoices and issues monthly statements makes the price worth it. So far i have had no bad issues with this application (knock on wood).

+ easy to start using this product, i like user interface+ added custom fields functionality- to create reports with custom fields you have to have word 2003 and up- in payment method no option to use ‘wire transfer’ or ‘debit card’ (you have to write a check or use cash instead)- import of bank files is pointless, you have to type in everything anyways during data matching process- to import transactions or custom fields you have to purchase add-onin general this product is usable, but it requires some improvement.

Have been using one version or the other for years. Here are the specifications for the Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 FULL VERSION [OLD VERSION]:

  • Familiar Office interface and startup wizard makes getting started easy; imports data from Microsoft Excel and Money, and Intuit QuickBooks
  • Seamless integration with Microsoft Office programs for greater efficiency and accuracy
  • Quickly create quotes, sales orders, and customer invoices without transferring information between applications
  • Lets you easily list items for online sales, download orders, and receive payments in real time
  • Accountant Transfer Export Wizard lets you easily share your company’s financial information with your accountant

Accounting professional is not easy to learn how to use. But that is no fault of the program. Its a matter how accounting savoy you are. I recommend this program to businesses that have inventory. Because it provides the required ‘cost of goods sold’ at the end of each year. As of this writing you can buy the 2007 version and upgrade to the 2009 version for free. Dennis s sayer, brand name batteries for lessr3e4o3hsjll1a6.

I was very happy with this upgrade and the added features.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Microsoft Office have been using one version
  • My Revew
  • A great product

This is just what i was looking for for my business.

I was using an older application to run my small business but because i use microsoft word and outlook, i decide to move to office accounting. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to setup and start using. It works like excel or word (no ribbon though) so you don’t have to learn a new application. I found it easy to create quotes/invoices. I used word to make the quotes & invoices really professional looking with my company logo and color scheme. The real kicker was that i could run my ebay business in office accounting (rather than in excel), it worked really well and the built in paypal invoicing really saved me time. I got rid of my credit card terminal thingy and started using the built in credit card functionality in office accounting which is saving me money. The integration with outlook with business contact manager helps me track my customer interactions and is getting me more repeat business. I wish m$ had included some budgeting so that i could do longer range planning. Overall a good product that has helped me save time and get more business.

Microsoft Money 2006 Deluxe [OLD VERSION] – Seller saved me from frustration

I am currently trying the 90 day free trial for money deluxe 2006. Also, i purchased quicken premier for business 2006 and have returned quicken which has a 60 day return policy. I do like some feautures in each product. Quicken downloads your accounts much quicker then money does. I have a big problem with quicken. I cannot download a qif file. Since my main credit card is in a qif file i cannot track that. So, for me, that alone is a deal breaker and ms money will work with that credit card company. Quicken does have some great online support features but for money i needed to register and couldn’t find the key i needed.

I agree that this software does not provide a significant update to the previous year’s version. It may be worth picking up just because it can be obtained for free with certain deals. I have the standard version on one machine and deluxe on the other. I don’t believe that deluxe is a significant upgrade for most people either. The functionality of the planning software is unfortunately not that great.

This product is great to organize your finances and see where your money is going for. Monthly reports are available to see where your spending your money, and you can get details of how these numbers were comprised. The budgeting system appears weak though, and if you have savings goals it only states whether they are realistic or not. It unfortuntely doesn’t have anything which allows you to put aside money for these savings goals.

Msnmoney discontinued the best stock portfolio in the world but is available with this older money version. Now i am back on track literally keeping track of stocks that i first discovered and how they have performed since. Thanks to cary’s_store on amazon.

  • A Life Saver!!
  • Excellent Money Management

Microsoft Money 2006 Deluxe [OLD VERSION]

  • Money connects to thousands of banks and updates balances automatically, letting you easily stay on top of your finances.
  • The Money Bill Calendar lets you see upcoming and paid bills at a glance.
  • Work toward long-term goals like buying a house, budgeting for college, or saving for a vacation by first reducing debt.
  • Money makes it easy to get organized for tax time, with professional tips from tax experts, Tax Estimator and Deduction Finder tools, and exporting of your data to tax preparation software.
  • Money 2006 Deluxe gives you access to credit scores and percentile rankings and helps assess credit risk levels.

My previous use of the money program was with money 98. And, it wasn’t all that easy to use for a non-accountant type. Money 2006 was even more difficult to understand although i did manage to get it hooked into my bank for on-line updates. One problem is that i could not import my money 98 back up into money 2006. The possiblity may have been there but i could not find it. I would recommend people get the book “microsoft money 2006 for dummies” as i did. Helped me through the jargon, it did.

I like everything about this software program.

I love this software and how it helps me track my expenses.

Microsoft Money Deluxe 2005 [Old Version] – 2005 version worth trying – Don’t believe all the negatives

Microsoft money 2005 appears to be a solid product based on my experience to date. I upgraded from money 2004, and i have not encountered anything that would prevent me from continuing to use money 2005. I was wary of the product after reading the negative feedback so i downloaded the trial version before buying. (i definitely recommend this approach before purchasing. ) money 2005 will convert your file to the new version, however it does make a copy of your existing file in the event you choose to return to your previous version of money. (if you’re not comfortable with money’s automated method of creating a copy of your original file, then manually make your own copy or backup file)after converting my file and using money 2005 i found most everything to function as it did in the 2004 version, and i didn’t find anything too unusual or out of place. I do keep my file password protected; however i do not use the passport password feature (i use the local money file password) because i do not feel the need to check my finances from other computers via the internet. The password feature works the same in 2005 as it did in the 2004 version. In spite of my positive remarks, there are two negative responses i have read that i must concede to those who have responded before me: first, after installing my purchased version of money 2005 i was prompted to download software updates from the internet. The fact that software updates are necessary makes me think there may be some validity to the complaints of bugs from the early adopters of the software.

The good:finally, a personal finance product that does the work for me. Thanks to microsoft’s use of yodlee i am able to have money connect automatically to my credit cards and bank accounts and automatically (that is the most important part) download the latest transactions, run them through my budget and within seconds tell me where i stand for the month. I do nothing and know where i stand on my budget. It has taken too many years for quicken/money to get to this point. The bad:i got everything working fine and suddenly the software stopped automatically downloading my latest transactions. I emailed tech support and they got back to me the next day with some things to try. They said to email back if i needed more help. I have responded twice (got confirmation that my issue was submitted) and have not received a response. Very shocking to have this come from microsoft.

There is a small army of people who, like the recalcitrant insurgents in iraq, will do anything to try to destroy microsoft’s reputation. I’m not here to defend the biggest software company in the world. As with any company, it makes some great products, many good products, and some bad products. I did not upgrade to microsoft money 2004 because, sometime in 2003, my money file developed some kind of minor corruption (“this operation cannot be performed” error after entering certain types of transactions), and money 2004 refused to even read the file. This time, i downloaded the trial version of money 2005, and it loaded the old-format file without a hitch. And the mysterious error message is no moremoney is cool because it makes it easy to keep track of your accounts, esp. For someone like me with dozens of banking and brokerage accounts (many from the days of internet bubble when banks were giving away free money for opening accounts — i knew i needed a real job. It’s generates useful reports to track your networth, by category or over time. Even for someone like me with lots of small accounts but little to show in the aggregate, it’s immensely useful.

I love keeping my finances in order with this tool. I hate that they do not make this any longer. But it is truly everything i need to manage my future.

  • Loved this product back then!
  • Great financial tool.
  • Five Stars

Microsoft Money Deluxe 2005 [Old Version]

  • Personal finance software with award-winning Portfolio Manager
  • Automatically consolidates online financial information
  • Essential tools for improving credit and organizing taxes
  • Stay up-to-date on accounts and transactions
  • Get help with credit and debt; simplify taxes

Bought this product years ago. This was the money software to purchase. However, ms money is no longer in production.

I’ve used ms money since 2000, and upgraded in the past from money 2000 to money 2002 without incident. Upgrading from money 2002 to money 2005 with all the new web features was a major headache. When i tried setting up online services for my existing accounts (web synching with the ms passport), some of my accounts disappeared and could not be recovered. Some accounts became duplicated, and the account merge functionality did not allow me to merge them (it listed the wrong accounts). It also reassigns some categories, like groceries, without telling you. I ended up disabling the passport online options and now i’m using the program just like money 2002, which is fine, i guess, but not exactly what i wanted. If you are starting to use personal finance software for the first time, i highly recommend this product and give it 4 stars. If you are upgrading and have many accounts like i do, i offer can only give this product 2 stars.

Microsoft Money Plus Home and Business [Old Version] – Thanks for this version.

You will find a lot of complaints online about people having problems upgrading to money plus. For those who download stock quotes, there is no alternative, since microsoft now cuts people off after two years of downloading with a given release. I had no problems installing, and was grateful that microsoft (unlike in previous releases) did not arbitrarily change the interface. There are a few added harmless (but useless) additions. Basically microsoft just wants to be sure they get your money.

I made the switch from quickbooks this year to money plus home and business, mostly because quickbooks was far more expensive to have automatic online updates from my bank and credit accounts. I am generally very happy with money. It’s familiar platform makes it very simple for me to use. It allows me to click on almost anything to see more detail. The category system makes sense and is easy to edit. Online updates are relatively painless. There are a couple features though that are laughably underdeveloped. The invoice designer couldn’t possibly be less user friendly. It’s barely worth trying to create a custom invoice design, but after hours and hours of figuring out the nuances, i was able to create something that looked okay at best. Another of my biggest complaints is that when i upgraded from the 60 day free trial to the actual product, i had to re-create my invoice designs.

This version isn’t much different from earlier releases. I bought it simply to maintain the services which are very good and worth the money.

So, after using microsoft money plus home and business, i found it to be a rather robust program. The reporting methods, categorizing, connections into the financial institutions, etc. I have been a user of both quicken (for business) and money (for personal) for years. I am glad they have finally merged the two properly. It meets the needs of my small business as well as my personal finance and investments. I would recommend to anyone. As for the review from c:i am finding the user rating system on amazon becoming less and less useful by the day. Charles gives the software a bad rating, not because of his experience with the functionality of the product, but the time line in which the beta and the production version were released. There are reasons why they call it beta and you should have known the risks prior to using it as a production software.

  • WHOLE lot better than Quicken
  • Excellent product if you want to continue doing things the old fashioned way
  • Great product, but SO not worth it

Microsoft Money Plus Home and Business [Old Version]

  • Insights, with alerts customized by you, for Bills, Spending and Cash Flow
  • Attach links to important files such as check images or scanned receipts right from transactions in the Money account register
  • Get the top 10 daily update from MSN Money StockScouter
  • See Morningstar ratings in the popular MSN Money ETF center
  • Rate favorite stocks and challenge Wall Street gurus yourself as CAPS tracks their stock picks on MSN Money

Had a big problem with the microsoft money working and still trying to get this to work, may take a while to see if it will solve the problem.

Finding this item on amazon was a life saver for me. It was new as advertised, and arrived in the stated amount of time.

They need to bring this software back to life.

Microsoft Money 2007 Home & Business, I agree – the Invoice designer is LAME!

My tax guy says you have everything you need to save you the most money. I have tried 3 versions of ‘q’ it never works good. It’s also will help you with your future.

Little real improvements over 2006, however the biggest omission on day one is the absence of money for the pocket pc. I use this as my main entry point while away and now am worse off than before the upgrade.

Microsoft Money 2007 Home & Business

  • 1-year online payroll from PayCycle calculates and prints paychecks, fills out tax forms (including W-2s), and reminds you of tax deadlines
  • Create great-looking invoices and manage the billing process
  • Track business finances and generate business reports and charts
  • Savings & Spending Budget helps you plan for retirement, savings, and debt repayment
  • See all of your accounts–checking, savings, investments, and credit–in one place

The only thing i didnt like is that they changed the budget setup.

I’ve used money since the early days. Whereas money is probably every bit as good as quicken (plenty of discontent in that camp too) and it works fine for most tasks, as business software the invoice component is critical. Trying to edit or design an invoice is just plain frustrating and extremely limited, rendering it almost useless. Trying to add a discount is rediculous as well with half the discount information refusing to show. Most adverts can be disabled but i do still get ‘reminders’ from ms about new products which i would prefer to turn off.

I think that this one was better than the quicken equivalent i was using but the automatic updates are no better. I have had to fix accounts about every other time i update. It seems to be working ok now but the updates stil take about as long as it takes for me to login to all my accounts and look at them manually so i am not impressed with this aspect. The reporting, on the other hand, is awesome and that is what really saves me time. The invoicing isn’t adequate and i stil create my own invoices but i do use money reports to build theinvoice and then jsut copy/paste as needed.

Microsoft Money 2007 Home & Business : Money 2007 is excellent software for home and small business finances. I highly recommend the product.