Quicken Personal Finance alternative?

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Old 09-15-18, 05:23 PM
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Quicken Personal Finance alternative?

I won't bore anyone with the details, but are there any decent alternatives to Quicken for personal finance stuff? I don't need bells and whistles or even online banking in the program. Just tracking for accounts, loans, etc. I manually keep track.

I am REALLY over Intuit/Quicken products (Quicken/Quickbooks).
 
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Old 09-16-18, 05:49 AM
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I suppose it depends on how detailed you want to be. If only tracking things, then perhaps setting up a spreadsheet may do the job.
 
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Old 09-17-18, 06:19 AM
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No, that would be a little TOO basic.

But, good news, I finally stumbled across a fix for the Quicken. Took some workarounds to get the patch to "stick".

Still not happy with Intuit over the Quickbooks which is NOT fixable, but fortunately the laptop copy I'm running is usable.
 
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Old 09-17-18, 09:16 AM
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We used to have an interface with a product called Sage 50 but it was the Canadian version of the product; I've never seen the US version to be able to comment on it.
 
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After putting up with Quicken for years, I stumbled across a similar program called Moneyspire. It works for me. It's similar enough to Quicken that the learning curve wasn't bad.
 
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Might have to give it a try. I did a quick check and appears maybe I can import the Quicken date. That would be nice.
 
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Old 12-02-18, 02:16 PM
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I used an online tool called Mint a while back. I honestly didn't get too deeply into it as I ended up switching back to spreadsheeets for my personal finances, but it did seem to check all the boxes. Definitely give it a look.

www.mint.com
 
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Old 12-04-18, 10:25 PM
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I just took a peek at Mint and it looks like it might be cloud-based. Also noticed that it's brought to you by our friends at Intuit.
 
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Old 12-05-18, 07:15 AM
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That would count me out, both for the Intuit connection and cloud-basing. I put nothing in the cloud.
 
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Ah, I didn't know Mint was Intuit owned.

I guess that is a standard industry strategy, just buy all the companies so you have to use an Intuit product!
 
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Old 12-06-18, 12:09 AM
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Spreadsheets are probably the best way to go. But I've been doing it this way so long... the setup would be very time-consuming. I was happy to find an alternative to Quicken.
 
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I hope it's OK to climb on to this old thread.

steve_gro, have you continued using Moneyspire and, if so, have you remained satisfied with it? I am just starting to look at it after decades using Quicken. Quicken's quality has declined to the point I'm worried about my data integrity, so it's time to look seriously at alternatives. Any words of wisdom about Moneyspire would be gratefully accepted.
 
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Old 11-17-20, 12:23 PM
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Just to note, Steve_gro hasn't posted in quite some time. Not sure if he is still coming by. His last activity was Dec 2019. He may still drop by, but if you don't hear from him, at least you may know why.
 
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Old 11-18-20, 05:58 AM
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FWIW I'm still using the Quicken Deluxe 2015. I don't recall what the issue was back then with the personal side, but it's working for me. On the business side, Quickbooks is still a thorn in my side. I'm still using the Pro 2009 version on my laptop for my bookkeeping and cannot put it back on my desktop computer because once you have used a newer "build", you can't open the files in an older one, i.e. I can't simply reinstall from my original 2009 disk and then open the current file even though they are both "2009". I refuse to buckle to Intuit's sun-setting of their programs every few years that requires you to buy a new version ($200) and/or use them on line. If my laptop ever craps before I decide to retire (likely sometime in the next couple of years) I may have to pay the $$$ for the upgrade, but until then I'm holding out.
 
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