I decided to stay with M2004


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Frank

Hello,

I decided after trying M2005 and Q2005 to use Money 2004 as my primary
finance software.

I might upgrade to M2005 if microsoft offered a reduced price. I can't see
paying for buggy software.

I also purchased AceMoney because of the lifetime upgrades. It is a little
weak in some areas, but I will wait to see how it evolves.

Regards,

Frank
 
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carlen hall

Frank,
since you have the money 2004 maybe you can tell me how to use the print
option for accounts already in place. I am trying to help someone over the
phone and I have never used the money program. they can get one store's bills
and payroll done but store two is not working. It says that it did not find
any checks to print but they are inputing the info. My email is
(e-mail address removed). I need to call them back in the morning so if you can
give some suggestions.
 
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SJCOHEN730

Subject: I decided to stay with M2004
From: "Frank" (e-mail address removed)
Date: 12/16/2004 10:17 PM Eastern Standard Time
Message-id: <##by9b#[email protected]>

Hello,

I decided after trying M2005 and Q2005 to use Money 2004 as my primary
finance software.

I might upgrade to M2005 if microsoft offered a reduced price. I can't see
paying for buggy software.

I also purchased AceMoney because of the lifetime upgrades. It is a little
weak in some areas, but I will wait to see how it evolves.

Regards,

Frank
Frank,
Did you ever seriously determine what you are using a personal
financial software package for? And does the expenditure of $25 a year or even
$100 a year really make much difference? And realistically, aside from
Microsoft Money and Quicken, does ANY other personal financial software package
come ANYWHERE close to providing the information you need? Some people get a
"kick" out of uploading and downloading data from financial institutions
automatically rather than taking a few minutes to put the data in manually. The
fact that the technology doesn't currently allow for the software to "present"
the information in the exact format they would like causes these people to
spend hours trying to "fix it". Money has much value to those of us who use it
to better control our finances. It requires a good general understanding of
finances in order to work effectively. Money 2005 is NOT the answer if you use
uploads and downloads as your basis for inputting data into Money. It can be OK
if you use it within the capabilities of the technology it has currently
reached. Good luck. Steve
 
F

Frank

Steve,

Are you currently using M2005, and if so, can you tell me why you upgraded?

I've read many problems here on M2005 and also loss of some features in
previous versions.

Thanks

Frank
 
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SJCOHEN730

Subject: Re: I decided to stay with M2004
From: "Frank" (e-mail address removed)
Date: 12/17/2004 3:15 PM Eastern Standard Time
Message-id: <[email protected]>

Steve,

Are you currently using M2005, and if so, can you tell me why you upgraded?

I've read many problems here on M2005 and also loss of some features in
previous versions.

Thanks

Frank
Frank,
Yes, I'm currently on Money 2005 Deluxe. I have updated each year
since I started in 1995. I didn't jump right in when the product came out as I
was following this newsgroup as I always do. I have lots of respect for Dick
Watson and he was saying it wasn't worth upgrading. Since I do manual entry for
all my bank and credit card entries I decided to try it after about 3 weeks
after it hit the stores. I WAS prepared to go back to my Money 2004 Deluxe if I
ran into problems, but I did not. Sure, the new groceries and dining out
categories instead of sub categories under Food bothered me. Also, the floppy
backup issue bothered me. But I worked thru them. I got a flash drive to
replace my floppy for external backup. Lots faster and much more capacity. I'm
living with NOT changing the grocery and dining out categories back for now.
I'll see how Money 2006 handles them. I believe that if I relied on uploads and
downloads or syching for two or more computers I would NOT have upgraded based
on what I've read. At this point the only significant change, and it really is
a positive for me, is that I can check my investments at anytime during the day
and see the update. Same for net worth, etc. In Money 2004 I would download the
stock data every Friday night knowing the during the week numbers were slightly
off. I DO have cable DSL so I have speed and again, SO FAR, after a couple of
months, I'm happy with the product. I understand that cash flow reporting was
dropped from Money 2005 standard. Since I have always used Money deluxe that
was not an issue for me. Cash flow, Lifetime planner, investments, budget to
some extent where usable, even tax planning are all useful features for me. I
account for ALL my money every month so I have some great history to work with.
Hope this helps. Steve
 
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Dick Watson

Unlike most other things about M05, that's easily undone--even though you
shouldn't have to.
 

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