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I have made the jump back to Quicken after leaving it for Money 7 or 8 years ago. I bought the software shortly after the MSFT announcement and have spent the last 6-8 weeks transitioning my accounts/data to Quicken and although there is a bit of a learning curve I must say that overall I am very happy with the switch. I never really liked the Money interface with my bank accounts and so used to track all my spending in an Excel spreadsheet -essentially using Money for the almost sole purpose of tracking my investments.

The latest version of Quicken (and remember I have not used it for 7 or 8 years) is really pretty good. I like the account interface, the way it prompts and assigns income and expenses and seems to be fairly user-friendly. I have not encountered any major bugs (or at least nothing I couldn't work around) -and probably any bugs I've encountered were a result of my ignorance at operating the software rather than "true bugs".

BTW: I tried the free Money-to-Quicken conversion software that's floating around out there but had issues with the converted file(s) so decided to download what I could from my financial institutions and manually enter the rest. For some of my older accounts where I had a ton of transactions, I did not enter all of the data but used end of year data for each investment/year. I know it will affect some of my account returns (some up, some down), but overall the effect was 1-2% differences versus inputting thousands of transactions.

In summary, I'm kinda glad that MSFT forced my hand into Quicken....although I had a lot of trepidation about switching, it seems to be a much better product and I know that it saves me a lot of time since I no longer have to rely on Excel to track expenditures.

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