Microsoft Money 99 Financial Suite

Microsoft Money 99 Financial Suite

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With its improved investment facilities, planners and on-line banking capabilities, Microsoft's Money 99 is going to be hard to beat.

When it comes to personal finance managers, there are really only two that continually battle it out for pole position - Microsoft's Money and Intuit's Quicken. There was a time when the difference between these two was easy for a reviewer to define. Quicken offered financial bells and whistles galore, complete with multimedia presentations. However, all this came at the expense of ease of use. Money, on the other hand, was easy to set up and use but, when it came down to it, the Microsoft application was limited in features in comparison to Quicken. Basically, Money only concentrated on tracking your bank account debits and credits.

That's all changed dramatically with the arrival of Money 99. Obviously no longer content with the 'basic but easy' tag, Microsoft seems to have had a long, hard look at Quicken 98. The result is a new financial suite that's packed to the brim with extra features. Microsoft hasn't forgotten the basic money-tracking features central to any personal finance manager. Money 99 provides you with the means to track all your income and expenditure from bank, cash and credit card accounts. You can also create separate accounts for mortgages, investments, loans and so on, building up a proper balance sheet of your net worth based on all your assets and liabilities.

Day-to-day transactions are input directly through the on-screen register (where you fill in the details of your transaction on a line-by-line basis) or onto a simple form for a slightly more user-friendly approach. You decide whether it's a payment or a deposit, choose a category for analysis purposes and Money stores the posting and updates all the accounts affected.

That's about it when it comes to tracking your ins and outs. However, right from the start, users will come across clues that Money now does far more than merely balance your bank account. When you first load the software, you're presented with a rigorous Personal Profile interview. This asks about your financial situation and needs, providing a plan of action that not only offers some relevant suggestions but also points you to the particular part of the software where you can implement your aims.

The Personal Profile interview is a good start and a clue to where Microsoft is heading with Money 99. It's now clearly intended as the place where everything to do with your financial lifestyle can be found.

With Money 99 Financial Suite's on-line banking features, Microsoft really has stolen a march on the competition, at least for the moment. Admittedly, some of that famous ease of use has been lost, and it all appears to be more daunting for the first-time user. But, if you fancy putting all your finances in order (and that's no mean feat), Money 99 will certainly do the job.

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