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Master VISUALLY Quicken 2006
     

Master VISUALLY Quicken 2006

by Elaine Marmel, Nancy Stevenson
 

"One picture is worth a thousand words." If you prefer instructions that show you how rather than tell youwhy, then this intermediate to advanced reference is for you. Hundreds of succinctly captioned, step-by-step screen shots reveal how to accomplish more than 175 Quicken 2006 tasks, including:

• Creating, hiding, and rearranging accounts

Overview

"One picture is worth a thousand words." If you prefer instructions that show you how rather than tell youwhy, then this intermediate to advanced reference is for you. Hundreds of succinctly captioned, step-by-step screen shots reveal how to accomplish more than 175 Quicken 2006 tasks, including:

• Creating, hiding, and rearranging accounts

• Setting up repeating online bill payment

• Using the debt reduction planner

• Updating estimated property value

• Protecting personal and financial information

• Estimating home mortgage tax savings

• Generating tax schedule reports

• "Master It" sidebars answer questions and present shortcuts

• High-resolution screen shots demonstrate each task

• Succinct explanations walk you through step by step

• Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Use Quicken? Suspect you could get more out of it? You’re right. With Master VISUALLY Quicken 2006, you can take a deep breath, dive into Quicken’s more powerful features, and actually make them work for you. If you’re ready to take control of your personal finances, Elaine Marmel identifies the 190-plus Quicken tasks that’ll help you the most. Then, she walks through each one of them, step-by-step. With plenty of photos, you’re not just told what to do, you’re shown.

Whatever topic you’re looking for, the VISUALLY series’ handy two-page spreads make it easy to find. Up front, Marmel shows how to make the most of Guided Setup; create accounts and categories, then manage any checking or credit card account. Wherever something can be automated, Marmel shows how to automate it.

Next, it’s on to Quicken’s “higher brain functions.” You’ll walk through managing property and debt: homes and mortgages, automobiles and insurance, and especially investments. In four detailed chapters, Marmel covers both the easy and the hard stuff -- including establishing the cost basis for securities, monitoring and researching new investments, estimating potential capital gains, even setting asset allocation targets and rebalancing your portfolio.

There are two big bonuses you won’t find in your run-of-the-mill Quicken guide. First, there’s a full section on using Intuit’s sibling product, TurboTax -- including eight pages on the deduction-hunting process. And, for those of us who treat the Internet practically like a new umbilical cord, Marmel offers practical security techniques for protecting personal data -- and our identities. Bill Camarda, from the November 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764598227
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/12/2005
Series:
Master VISUALLY Series
Pages:
427
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.14(d)

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Meet the Author

Elaine Marmel is president of Marmel Enterprises, LLC, an organization that specializes in freelance technical writing and software training. Elaine has an MBA from Cornell University and worked on projects to build financial management systems in New York City and Washington D.C. Elaine spends most of her time writing; she has been a contributing editor since 1994 to Peachtree Extra and QuickBooks Extra montly magazines. She wrote Peachtree For Dummies, Microsoft Project Bible, Master VISUALLY Project 2003, and Master VISUALLY QuickBooks 2005 and she has authored and co-authored more than 30 other books.
Although a native of Chicago, Elaine has seen much of the world, including Cincinnati, Ohio; Jerusalem, Israel; Ithaca, New York; Washington, D.C., and Tampa, Florida. As of this writing, she has settled into a perfect house in Arizona and lives with her purrfect cats, Cato, Watson, and Buddy (who seems to be made of velcro, sticking to Elaine when she starts to write), and her doting and loving dog, Josh (who watches the door for visitors and may lick you to death while performing the job of general welcoming committee).

Nancy Stevenson is a full time writer of business and technology books. She has authored over 50 books including The Young Person’s Guide to Character Education, Online Distance Learning For Dummies, and The 10 Minute Guide to Motivating People. On the desktop application side, Nancy has written dozens of books on products such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, as well as books on the Internet and wireless technology.
Nancy lives with her partner Earl in a beautiful home they have built together in the Pacific Northwest. They are owned by their dog, Bryn, who takes them for long walks on a regular basis.

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