Quicken 2003 For Dummies

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You don’t have to be a technogeek or financial wizard to manage your financial affairs on a PC. You have other things to do, places to go, and people to meet. And that’s where Quicken 2003 For Dummies comes in. This financial reference guide can help you manage your finances – personal or business – like a pro.

Quicken 2003 For Dummies is for people who want to pay bills, track investments, and calculate interest with the click of a mouse. And if you’re pulling ...

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Overview

You don’t have to be a technogeek or financial wizard to manage your financial affairs on a PC. You have other things to do, places to go, and people to meet. And that’s where Quicken 2003 For Dummies comes in. This financial reference guide can help you manage your finances – personal or business – like a pro.

Quicken 2003 For Dummies is for people who want to pay bills, track investments, and calculate interest with the click of a mouse. And if you’re pulling out your hair out because you’re using Quicken in a business, postpone the hair-pulling – this guide helps with payroll, taxes, receivables and payables, and more.

This handy guide is also for anyone who wants to

  • Upgrade from an older version of Quicken
  • Manage home mortgages
  • Invest online
  • Set up an online brokerage account
  • Produce an accurate balance sheet
  • Track customer invoices and payments

It's certainly arguable that money makes the world go around, but being fiscally organized surely makes your own life easier. Find out how to buy and sell mutual fund shares online; reconcile a credit card balance; and estimate income taxes. Quicken 2003 For Dummies also covers the following topics and more:

  • Scheduling automatic loan payments
  • Tracking bank accounts
  • Paying bills online
  • Transferring money between bank accounts
  • Creating and printing reports and charts
  • Setting up or changing passwords
  • Using the Refinance, Retirement, and College calculators
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Troubleshooting tips

From the absolute basics of Quicken to home finances to serious business applications, Quicken 2003 For Dummies is the guide to have in hand when you want to take control of your finances.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764516665
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/3/2002
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA, is the bestselling author of more than 100 books on computer and business topics, including all the previous For Dummies books on Quicken.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Zen, Quicken, and the Big Picture 7
Ch. 1 Setting Up Shop 9
Ch. 2 Introduction to the Big Picture 25
Ch. 3 Maximum Fun, Maximum Profits 45
Pt. II The Absolute Basics 55
Ch. 4 Checkbook on a Computer 57
Ch. 5 Printing 101 83
Ch. 6 Online and In Charge 95
Ch. 7 Reports, Charts, and Other Cool Tools 107
Ch. 8 A Matter of Balance 123
Ch. 9 Housekeeping for Quicken 135
Ch. 10 Compound Interest Magic and Other Mysteries 151
Pt. III Home Finances 171
Ch. 11 Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and Petty Cash 173
Ch. 12 Other People's Money 195
Ch. 13 Mutual Funds 217
Ch. 14 Stocks and Bonds 243
Pt. IV Serious Business 265
Ch. 15 Payroll 267
Ch. 16 Receivables and Payables 287
Pt. V The Part of Tens 297
Ch. 17 (Slightly More Than) Ten Questions I'm Frequently Asked about Quicken 299
Ch. 18 (Almost) Ten Tips on How Not to Become a Millionaire 307
Ch. 19 Ten Troubleshooting Tips 317
App. A: Quick-and-Dirty Windows 325
App. B: Glossary of Business, Financial, and Computer Terms 341
Index 349
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