Lost functionality with Money 2001 to Money 2004 upgrade?


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S. Miller

I just got a new PC and am debating whether I should upgrade my copy
of Money from 2001 to 2004. I read a few posts which I can only assume
I misunderstood. Is it safe to assume that if I am doing online
banking through various institutions while using Money 2001, I'll be
able to do the same things with Money 2004 (with no charges/fees)?
Also, one of the posts mentioned that stock prices no longer get
updated after using the software for one year (if true, I assume it's
a pretty lame way for MSFT to get users to upgrade when they otherwise
wouldn't need to do so). Is this correct, meaning quotes from
different brokerages won't be updated in Money in one year unless I
upgrade? Please tell me MSFT isn't that bad.

If the issues above aren't true, is there any lost functionality from
Money 2001 to Money 2004?

Thanks in advance,

Steve
 
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Dick Watson

Answers to questions in order:

1) Yes.

2) Yes, though the time is only one year for the basic version which few
people buy. Deluxe is three years.

3) Some people think the M02 and subsequent changes in scheduled
transactions amount to lost functionality. This isn't really true. It's just
different and some functionality has been gained. I do think it's lame that
those changes created even more types of transactions that can be entered
but not scheduled in an identical manner. See
http://umpmfaq.info/faqdb.php?q=34.
 
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SJCOHEN730

Subject: Lost functionality with Money 2001 to Money 2004 upgrade?
From: (e-mail address removed) (S. Miller)
Date: 8/12/2004 12:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Message-id: <[email protected]>

I just got a new PC and am debating whether I should upgrade my copy
of Money from 2001 to 2004. I read a few posts which I can only assume
I misunderstood. Is it safe to assume that if I am doing online
banking through various institutions while using Money 2001, I'll be
able to do the same things with Money 2004 (with no charges/fees)?
Also, one of the posts mentioned that stock prices no longer get
updated after using the software for one year (if true, I assume it's
a pretty lame way for MSFT to get users to upgrade when they otherwise
wouldn't need to do so). Is this correct, meaning quotes from
different brokerages won't be updated in Money in one year unless I
upgrade? Please tell me MSFT isn't that bad.

If the issues above aren't true, is there any lost functionality from
Money 2001 to Money 2004?

Thanks in advance,

Steve
If you spent the money for a new PC you should consider spending the money to
update Microsoft Money every year or two also. You want the ability to upload
and download data for investments and or banking. Well, all this costs someone
money to produce and they do expect the consumer to pay for it. You should not
experience any problems updating if you do it at least every two or three years
and you back-up your data every week. Good luck. Steve
 
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S. Miller

Thanks to everyone for their helpful comments. Since I currently use
Money to pay bills online and to consolidate all accounts in one
program, I decided to just install my existing copy of Money 2001. I
get unlimited online banking and equity price updates, so as of now,
there's no reason to change. I looked at the link showing the
comparison table. Maybe one of these days I'll get around to trying
out the Deluxe or Premium editions and see what I'm missing.

Thanks again,

Steve
 

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