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Quicken 2006 for Starters

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ISBN-10: 0596101279

ISBN-13: 9780596101275

Edition: 2005

Authors: Bonnie Biafore

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Intuit's Quicken is one of today's most popular and convenient ways to keep track of personal finances, and "Quicken 2006 For Starters: The Missing Manual is the indispensable guide to using the program to simplify your finances and make the most of your money. Whether you're new to electronic banking or just new to Quicken, this refreshingly funny and sensible book zeroes in on exactly what you need to get into Quicken fast. It teaches you how do such essential things as: balance your checkbook on your computer, keep tabs on your spending, create and manage a budget, monitor and pay bills on time, determine more ways to save and stick to your savings plan, manage loans and maximize…    
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 428
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Bonnie Biafore is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 25 years' experience helping clients large and small make project management excellence part of their business strategies. She's written 26 books about project management, investing, personal finance, Microsoft Project, QuickBooks, and other software programs.

The Missing Credits
Personal Finance and Quicken
What Quicken Does
What Quicken Doesn't Do
Quicken and Accounting
Choosing the Right Quicken Edition
What's New in Quicken 2006
About This Book
About the Outline
The Very Basics
Setting Up Your Quicken Environment
Launching Quicken
Setting Up Your Quicken Data File
I Am New to Quicken
I Am Already a Quicken User
Opening a Quicken File
The Quicken Guided Setup
What You Need for Setup
Tell Quicken about Yourself
Set Your Goals
Add Accounts
Finishing Up the Guided Setup
A Quick Guide to Quicken Preferences
Calendar and Currency
Investment Transactions
Write Checks
Downloaded Transactions
Reports and Graphs
Reports Only
Accounts and Categories
How Accounts and Categories Work
Types of Accounts
Cash Flow Accounts
Investing Accounts
Property & Debt Accounts
Creating Cash Flow Accounts
Creating a Banking Account: Step by Step
Editing Account Information
Hiding Closed Accounts
The Category List Window
Customizing Categories
Removing Categories
Adding Quicken Categories
Creating Categories
Modifying Categories
Backing Up Your Financial Information
Backing Up Data Files
Manual Backups
Backup Reminders
Automatic Backups
Restoring Quicken Backups
Banking, Credit Cards, and Cash
Transaction Basics
Getting to the Register
Navigating a Transaction
Quicken's Quicker with QuickFill
Recording Checks
Recording a Check in the Register
Recording Printed Checks
Printing Checks
Recording Deposits
Paying with a Credit Card
How to Track Credit Card Charges
Recording Credit Card Transactions
Paying with Cash
Cash Tracking for Photographic Memories
When Your Memory Is Like a Sieve
Splitting Transactions
Adding Multiple Categories to a Transaction
Editing Splits
Handling Remaining Amounts
Transferring Money Between Accounts
Recording a Transfer Between Accounts
Seeing the Other Side of a Transfer
Transfers Masquerading as Checks
Editing Transactions
Editing a Field in a Transaction
Recategorizing Transactions
Voiding Transactions
Searching for Transactions
Finding Recent Transactions with One Click
Finding All Transactions
Finding Transactions
Finding and Replacing Values
The Transaction Edit Menu
Managing Memorized Payees
Removing Payees from the Memorized Payee List
Locking a Memorized Payee
Scheduling Transactions
Setting Up a Scheduled Transaction
Paying and Skipping Scheduled Transactions
Automating Your Paycheck in Quicken
Basic Paycheck Fields
Setting Up Paycheck Details
Entering a Paycheck Transaction
Managing Your Paychecks
Property and Debt
Understanding Property & Debt in Quicken
Setting Up Asset and Liability Accounts
Types of Accounts
Creating an Asset Account
Creating a Liability Account
Setting Up a Loan
Creating a Loan
Setting Up a Loan Payment
Linking an Asset and a Loan
Making a Loan Payment
Making a Regular Payment
Paying Ahead of Time
Making an Extra Payment
Editing a Loan
Changing Loan Details
Changing Payment Details
Adjusting the Interest Rate
Refinancing a Loan
Online Banking
What Quicken Can Do Online
Connecting Quicken to the Internet
Setting Up an Account for Online Services
Finding a Participating Institution
Applying for Online Services
Activating Online Services for Your Quicken Account
Updating All Accounts with One Step
Downloading Transactions
Downloading Transactions via a Direct Connection
Downloading Statements with Web Connect
Reviewing and Incorporating Downloaded Transactions
Accepting Transactions
When Quicken Doesn't Match Transactions Correctly
Matching Transactions When Quicken Can't
Completing the Incorporation of Downloaded Transactions
Renaming Payees
Setting Up Online Payees
Paying Bills Online
Setting Up Online Bill Payments
Sending Online Payments
Setting Up a Repeating Online Payment
Setting Up Online Transfers
Canceling an Online Payment
Reconciling Accounts
Your First Reconciliation
Preparing for a Reconciliation
Starting to Reconcile
Reconciling Transactions
Modifying Transactions During Reconciliation
Stopping and Restarting a Reconciliation
When Your Records Don't Agree with Your Bank's
Ways to Build Budgets
Creating a Budget Automatically
Copying the Current Budget
Creating a Budget Manually
Filling In Budget Values
Average Budget Values
Detailed Budget Values
Making a Budget Current
Choosing Budget Categories
Adding Income and Expense Categories
Setting Up Transfers in a Budget
Saving or Restoring a Budget
Comparing Your Performance to Your Budget
Investments and Planning
Why Track Investments in Quicken?
Choosing the Right Type of Account
Creating an Investment Account
Creating a 401(k) or 403(b) Account
Creating a Brokerage Account
Creating an IRA Account
Setting Up a Security
The Security List
The Security Detail View
Adding a Security
Editing a Security
Categorizing Investments
Recording Investment Transactions
Purchasing a Security
Selling a Security
Recording and Reinvesting Income
Recording a Stock Split
Placeholder Entries
Enter Missing Transaction
Estimate Average Cost
Evaluating Your Portfolio
The Portfolio View
Performance and Analysis
Evaluating Asset Allocation
Capital Gains Estimator
Portfolio Analyzer
A Quick Tour of Quicken Planning Tools
Quicken Planning Wizards
Planning Resources
Financial Calculators
Reports and Graphs
Running Reports
Finding and Customizing Reports
Generating a Report or Graph
Managing Reports
A Quick Guide to Quicken Reports
Net Worth & Balances
A Review of Report Preferences
Reports and Graphs Preferences
Reports Only
Printing Reports and Graphs
Printing a Report
Saving a Report as a PDF File
Saving a Report to a File
Customizing Reports
Date Ranges
Adding and Removing Columns in Reports
Customizing Other Report Content
Sorting Reports
Saving a Report
Keyboard Shortcuts
Task Shortcuts
Working with Transactions
Moving Around in Quicken Windows
Quicken Help
Quicken Help
Task-Specific Quicken Help
Quicken Product and Customer Support
The Quicken Forums
Other Quicken Resources
Installing Quicken
Exporting and Importing Data
Maintaining Your Quicken Data File
Second Helpings