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Home Accounting Programs

Posted by idawrites on January 23, 2008 in Banking, Taxes |

I spent 14 hours yesterday updating a year’s worth of banking transactions. Why? Because my Microsoft Money program stopped recognizing the file extensions and wouldn’t open the downloaded transactions from my bank. GRRR.

So, I now have Quicken. Downside is that it’s a different file type. I had to download the entire year worth of transactions again. That means I had to approve all 2500 (yes… Two Thousand Five Hundred) transactions again. Holy cow… we do 200 transactions a month? That’s INSANE.

Anyway, I was able to find $17,000 in tax deductions though. That was pretty nice. Now I have a good starting place for simplifying our finances. The new program works better and worse than Microsoft Money. Matching duplicate transactions isn’t possible. That’s a pain in the…er…

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