Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual [NOOK Book]

Overview

Quicken is a convenient way to keep track of personal finances, but many people are unaware of Quicken's power and end up using only the basic features. Sometimes Quicken raises more questions than it answers: Return of capital from stock? Net worth? What are they and why do you need to know about them? Luckily, Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual picks up where Quicken's help resources leave off.

You'll find step-by-step instructions for using ...

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Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual

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Overview

Quicken is a convenient way to keep track of personal finances, but many people are unaware of Quicken's power and end up using only the basic features. Sometimes Quicken raises more questions than it answers: Return of capital from stock? Net worth? What are they and why do you need to know about them? Luckily, Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual picks up where Quicken's help resources leave off.

You'll find step-by-step instructions for using Quicken on your Windows PC, including useful features such as budgeting, recording investment transactions, and archiving Quicken data files. You also learn why and when to use specific features, and which ones would be most useful in a given situation. This book helps you:

  • Set up Quicken to take care of your specific needs
  • Follow your money from the moment you earn it
  • Make deposits, pay for expenses, and track the things you own and how much you owe
  • Take care of financial tasks online, and quickly reconcile your accounts
  • Create and use budgets and track your investments
  • Generate reports to prepare your tax returns and evaluate your financial fitness

And a lot more. Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual accommodates readers at every technical level, whether you're a first-time or advanced Quicken user. For a topic as important as your personal finances, why trust anything else?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596551810
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/17/2008
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • File size: 25 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Bonnie Biafore writes about project management, personal finance, and investing. She's the author of "Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual," as well as "Online Investing Hacks," "QuickBooks 2008: The Missing Manual," and "Quicken 2008: The Missing Manual."

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits


Introduction


Part I: Getting Started


Chapter 1: Setting Up Quicken


Chapter 2: Taking Quicken for a Test Drive


Chapter 3: Setting Up Accounts


Chapter 4: Categories and Tags: Tracking Transactions




Part II: Getting Down to Business


Chapter 5: Recording Banking Transactions


Chapter 6: Quicken and the Web: Online Banking


Chapter 7: Transaction Timesavers


Chapter 8: Reconciling: Making Sure Quicken and Your Bank Agree




Part III: Tuning Your Financial Engine


Chapter 9: Tracking Property and Debt


Chapter 10: Taxes and Insurance


Chapter 11: Monitoring Spending and Saving


Chapter 12: Investments


Chapter 13: Planning with Quicken Tools


Chapter 14: Creating Reports and Graphs




Part IV: Quicken Power Tools


Chapter 15: Backing Up and Protecting Your Quicken Data


Chapter 16: Customizing Quicken


Chapter 17: Exporting and Importing




Part V: Appendixes


Keyboard Shortcuts


Quicken Help


Installing Quicken




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