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 cissie (original poster member #17637) posted at 4:37 AM on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

I bought Quicken in 1991. I was was quite happy to use it as it was. Then they turned it into a rental rather than a stand alone program. I travel a lot, so if I cant get on the web I don't care. I do not download, I do it the hard way, but at least it keeps me conscious of where the money goes.
I keep getting login messages when I open it but I only use the passwords for each of my files. I have foreign accounts in one folder and US accounts in another.
Occasionally it will come up with an ad to subscribe, which I ignore, but other times it comes with an upgrade, which I am afraid to do in case i get stuck with yet another subscription And the possibility of not being able to use it at all if I am out of range.

This will be my first post with the new system so if it is a bit weird forgive me. I find it OK, but I have had lens replacements for cataracts, and the very pale type is a problem for me. I understand that it does make it much more difficult for people to snoop over your shoulder. I also have a problem with the tiny page numbers, as my cursor is quite large. I am trying to avoid using glasses which was the point of the expensive lenses in the first place. rolleyes

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sisoon ( Guide #31240) posted at 6:12 PM on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

If you click 'Members', you'll see a 'Skins and Font size' option. I find the Travel and Leisure option very clear. Try it out - you may like it. smile

I have the same problem with the thieves at Quicken, but I've upgraded to Quicken 2011. The funny thing is that every time I reinstall, it gives me another couple of years of downloads. Since I'm on a 6 or 7 year-old PC (I still get good response from it because it has an SSD), I have to do everything manually, too.

The trouble is there's no good, non-web alternative that I have found. The last time I looked was a few years ago, and the only decent programs I found required double-entry bookkeeping, and since I'd be using it only a couple of times a month, that would be prone to error.

So I stick with Quicken 2011....

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FaithFool ( member #20150) posted at 6:23 PM on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

OMG we have Hello Kitty? Thanks for the tip! laugh

I keep my budgets in one spreadsheet in Numbers on Macbook. Not terribly sophisticated but it does the trick and I hate the subscription model. What a pain.

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grubs ( member #77165) posted at 10:39 PM on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

I finally ported mine to moneyspire last year, though I had a license for it for a year or two. I had started with Microsoft Money and went to Quicken when Microsoft discontinued Money in the mid 2000s. I never used the quicken automations so their purposeful breaking of the ability to manually import transaction files finally caused me to migrate. Quicken seemed to get worse each version anyway.

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 cissie (original poster member #17637) posted at 3:23 AM on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Thank you all for your responses. I was really hoping to find some new simple program that I could switch to.

In 2017 I upgraded to home and business, but do not use the business part at all.

Sisoon, when you update does it change anything or is it mainly security?. Does it charge you anything?

I have so much history on this program terrified to lose anything.

I have another program called simply accounting, which is also old. I use it for one account, but it is double entry so I just use journal entries. It has no memory except the current year and previous year. I have to go back to printed records for any history. I can get an income statement and a balance sheet, which I need for this particular account. It will download to a spreadsheet, but that is too much editing trouble.

I am annoyed that everything has to be constantly upgraded for no reason except they want to charge you more for less convenience. First it was Picasa which I have on my old computer, but my Microsoft office licence has timed out so that is a bit of a problem. And now Quicken.

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sisoon ( Guide #31240) posted at 9:42 PM on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

I got new features when I upgraded 10 years ago, but I don't know about now.

I really dislike Intuit. I'm trying out Moneyspire, but I can't get it to import investments correctly.

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