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Quicken Home & Business 2018 – 27-Month Personal Finance & Budgeting Software [PC Box] – Amazon Exclusive : Still a winner after many years

I have been using quicken for many years. At times it has had some issues but they have been resolved. But it has been a while since i have had any problems. I just went to the new quicken which is now the subscription model so it really is not a version per se. If you want a good product you have to pay for it. It works and does what is expected. The subscription model will hopefully provided adequate funding and resources to maintain a good product which is the bottom line. The new model basically is equivalent to an annual purchase. People are used to paying once and continuing to get upgrades for free (so was i). As long as they address problems and keep the product secure i can accept the new model.

I am not noticing any ‘great’ improvements over the 2016 product. In fact, i’m having some trouble with the free billpay and may abandon it completely and just pay all bills from my bank website, like i do already. Now, i know i will be paying an annual fee for the product. Time will tell how i like that.

Quicken does the heavy lifting to simplify my life. It allows tracking income and expenses, it pays my bills electronically, and it produces reports that my cpa uses to file my tax returns. Quicken has made many mundane tasks actually seem enjoyable. I like the new feature that queries each vendor as to what i currently owe, which is a great time saver. It is now possible to download statements from some vendors. This is limited to the current statement but hopefully quicken can expand its capabilities. The update process to the 2018 version was painless, both on my primary system and on my backup system. The screen prompts were useful and helpful, not confusing as they have been in the past, and everything just worked. Over the past year or two the number of bugs seems to have decreased and tech support is actually available. Last summer i had a serious problem that was corrected by phone relatively easily within 15-20 minutes, at no cost. Here are the specifications for the Quicken Home & Business 2018 – 27-Month Personal Finance & Budgeting Software [PC Box] – Amazon Exclusive:

  • See everything in one place. Connect to over 14,000 financial institutions and download all your business and personal banking and credit card transactions and balances
  • See where your money goes. It is not just balances, your transactions are auto categorized. You see a breakdown of your spending instantly just by connecting your accounts-no manual entry required
  • Tools for your business. Track expenses and income, create email invoices. Instantly generate PnL, cash flow, and tax reports. Rental property owners track rents, property values, and rental expenses
  • Manage your investments. Connect all your brokerages for a complete view of your portfolio, allocation and performance. Better understand your mutual fund holdings with Morning stars Portfolio X-ray
  • Amazon Exclusive Features: Additional 3 months of Quicken (total of 27 months), and an additional 15GB of online backup with Dropbox (total of 20 GB). Quicken Bill Pay and priority support included!.256-bit encryption security

Reviews from purchasers :

  • A Good Product that is Working, Conversion from 2016 version appears hassle free
  • like I do already
  • Still a winner after many years

Quicken Deluxe 2018 – 27-Month Personal Finance & Budgeting Software [PC/Mac Box] – Amazon Exclusive :

Here are the specifications for the Quicken Deluxe 2018 – 27-Month Personal Finance & Budgeting Software [PC/Mac Box] – Amazon Exclusive:

  • See everything in one place. Connect to over 14,000 financial institutions and download all your banking and credit card transactions and balances
  • See where your money goes. It is not just balances, your transactions are auto categorized. You see a breakdown of your spending instantly just by connecting your accounts-no manual entry required
  • Track and pay your bills. Track what you have paid and project your spending into the future by connecting directly to over 11,000 billers. Use your existing banks bill pay or directly within Quicken
  • Manage your investments. Connect to all your brokerages and get a complete view of your market value and portfolio
  • Amazon Exclusive Features: Additional 3 months of Quicken (total of 27 months), additional 15GB of online backup with Dropbox (total of 20 GB), and FREE priority access to customer support

Quicken Premier 2018 – 27-Month Personal Finance & Budgeting Software [PC/Mac Download] – Amazon Exclusive – Keeps good financial records for you.

Quicken is still the best product on the market; however, having to keep paying to use it is not as good as it used to be. I prefer to buy the software and use if for many years, not have to keep upgrading and paying for it. Entry is still easy and the biggest difficulty is figuring out what accounts to set up and being ready to make your entries.

This is a review of the mac 2018 version. I am quicken user since it was a dos program, and quicken premier for windows 2017 is the only windows program i still use, having switched to mac years ago. Generally, this is a very good program and i’d recommend it, with just one caveat. It’s fast, stable (no crashes at all), has a nice clean look, and is being updated frequently. I am using it for a set of new accounts and the only error i have encountered is that it can’t price put or call options properly (it doesn’t distinguish between contracts of 100 options and a single option hence either number of shares or share price will be incorrect by factor of 100). For that reason i will stick with the windows 2017 version for my main quicken file until that’s resolved. From the looks of the update notes, they are making a lot of progress though. I’d probably wait a bit if you trade options but otherwise it’s probably ready for prime time, and the price (less than three bucks per month) seems extremely fair.

Q2018 was a very smooth transition from q2015, much better than other times i’ve had to upgrade. I don’t know if the software is much different, there are a few more applications, but it seems smooth. One thing i don’t like is that you can’t enter your data manually. When you do enter your data manually, the software will lock up and you have to start the program over again. Some of my investment i have to enter manually. I know they want you to store your financial information online but with all the hacking i prefer to store my data on my own backup system.

I had quicken 2014 before, but quicken say it will no longer support older versions, so i had to get this 2018 version. I was checking what other softwares i can get where i don’t have to pay a yearly subscription fee. I couldn’t find any good ones, so i decided to get this product. I saw people mention about personal capital, which is free. But its a website thing and you will get spammed by bunch of people from personal capital who wants to talk to you. I personally don’t want to view my finances on the web.

  • Mac version is not worth a plug nickel!
  • “No different from previous versions” is a positive for me
  • Good for those of us used to this way of

Quicken Premier 2018 – 27-Month Personal Finance & Budgeting Software [PC/Mac Download] – Amazon Exclusive

  • See everything in one place. Connect to over 14,000 financial institutions and download all your banking and credit card transactions and balances.
  • See where your money is going. It’s not just balances, your transactions are automatically categorized. You see a breakdown of your spending instantly just by connecting your accounts—no manual entry required.
  • Track and pay your bills. Track what you’ve paid and project your spending into the future by connecting directly to over 11,000 billers. Use your existing bank’s bill pay or directly within Quicken.
  • Manage your investments. Connect all your brokerages for a complete view of your portfolio, allocation and performance. Better understand your mutual fund holdings with Morningstar’s Portfolio X-ray.
  • Amazon Exclusive Features: Additional 3 months of Quicken (total of 27 months), and an additional 15GB of online backup with Dropbox (total of 20 GB). Quicken Bill Pay and priority support included!

Not happy with a subscription plan but it was inevitable and they seem to be fixing and stabilizing the product. The offer through amazon was the best deal. I do have some issues with back up to drop box, but if you order through amazon, you get premium service without an additional fee for awhile. Reports are better and printouts are much better too. I like being able to email my reports. Lots of improvements so i’m ok for now and hopeful they keep improving and don’t raise the price too much.

Good for those of us used to this way of keeping track of multiple accounts. However it still won’t do automatic updates. Got to say i don’t like having to by it yearly when most of things added yearly don’t apply to my situation. But this old dog is too old to learn another program.

Went relatively smoothly, though there were issues along the way. Unfortunately, i am used to this with quicken upgrades 🙄. Same layout though with a more attractive color palette. I did find the financial institution downloads appeared to be faster. The reports have more options, which is helpful. I don’t mind the subscription-based upgrade, but it better be more seamless than upgrading from older product. I also never received notification that 2015 was expiring but i guess that is moot with the subscription-based software.

Quicken Intuit Deluxe 2014 – I purchased this to convert my 2010 data so

You might be asking why 2014; isn’t this 2016?. The only reason i switched is because quicken prevent 2013 from working at my bank. The 2014 version seems basically the same as 2013. The thing is 2016 is like almost pure cloud. Big brother and complete access by quicken and maybe others to you and your records in version 2016; unsure on 2015. 2014 doesn’t do this and currently works at most banks.

I purchased this to convert my quicken 2010 data so i could transfer it into my 2014 version of quick books.

This updated my 2004 version that i was still using. I’m glad i found this version, because i did not want a cloud based version or one that i have to subscribe to every year. This fits the bill and works much like my older version, which i wouldn’t have changed at all if not having to update my computer to windows 10. Many of the drivers in the old quicken would no longer work with 10.

  • The thing is 2016 is like almost pure cloud
  • Quicken 2014 works on Windows 10
  • I purchased this to convert my Quicken 2010 data so

Intuit Quicken Deluxe 2014

  • Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories

This was delivered a little early and works just fine on my windows 10 laptop.