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"Unfortunately, none of the Linux personal finance packages are exactly what I want,
so I'd probably wind up writing that as well. Moneydance, cbb, xquote, and xinvest
would all be things I'd look at in some detail before I started; I've found the gnucash
code to be inscrutable and have never been able to get gnucash stable on my

Why not combine some? There is moneydance, a good personal finance program that
I myself use. Lets you manage multiple accounts of all different varieties. I'm sure
some of the others do that as well, altho I can only vouch for Moneydance. Then
there's a variety of stock ticker apps for Linux. Combine the two, and you have a
manual entry method of what you're looking for. Then, perhaps write a middleman app,
or modify both apps to work with plugin systems, to do it automatically.

I'd even wager that this would be a good way for TMF to enter the open-source world

One requirement, upon which I absolutely insist, is that all the income and expenses be categorized in such a way that TurboTax can import them. Furthermore, whatever else the package may do, it must accurately import an existing Quicken database.

Probably the best way is to crack the format of the Quicken files and use the same format (no matter how stupid it may be).
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