Take control of your personal finances with this popular, easy guide! Quicken is the country's most popular and highly recommended personal finance software, and with Quicken For Dummies, you can harness the power of this practical financial tool to manage bills, reconcile bank accounts, track investments, and much more! Personal finance expert and CPA Stephen L. Nelson lends his expertise to this accessible, easy-to-read guide, which has been fully updated to reflect the new features of Quicken available in its newest version. You can quickly learn how to use Quicken to record credit card transactions, track mortgages and other liabilities, minimize taxes, maximize savings, maintain detailed records, and build a solid foundation for creating better financial plans.
* Covers updated features in the newest version of the increasingly popular Quicken software * Empowers readers to fight the bad habits and decisions that lead to large debts and minimal or nonexistent savings * Demystifies the software's features for tracking everyday finances, managing investments, and evaluating the tax implications of financial decisions * Offers invaluable advice and expertise from author Stephen L. Nelson, a recognized authority on personal finance Every step toward better finances is a step in the right direction. Let Quicken For Dummies start your journey toward increased savings, lowered debt, and a more secure financial future.
Stephen L. Nelson is an author and CPA. He provides accounting, business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. He is the author of over 100 books, including all editions of QuickBooks For Dummies and Quicken For Dummies, which have sold more than 2 million copies.
Introduction 1 Part I: Zen, Quicken, and the Big Picture 5 Chapter 1: Setting Up Shop 7 Chapter 2: Introduction to the Big Picture 23 Chapter 3: Maximum Fun, Maximum Profits 45 Part II: The Absolute Basics 57 Chapter 4: Checkbook on a Computer 59 Chapter 5: Printing 101 87 Chapter 6: Online and In Charge 99 Chapter 7: Reports, Charts, and Other Cool Tools 107 Chapter 8: A Matter of Balance 127 Chapter 9: Housekeeping for Quicken 139 Chapter 10: Compound Interest Magic and Other Mysteries 157 Part III: Home Finances 179 Chapter 11: Credit Cards, Petty Cash, and PayPal 181 Chapter 12: Other People's Money 203 Chapter 13: Tracking Tax-Deferred Investments 227 Chapter 14: Stocks and Bonds 253 Part IV: Very Serious Business 271 Chapter 15: Mind Your Business 273 Chapter 16: Managing Rentals 297 Part V: The Part of Tens 305 Chapter 17: (Slightly More Than) Ten Questions I'm Frequently Asked about Quicken 307 Chapter 18: (Almost) Ten Tips on How Not to Become a Millionaire 317 Chapter 19: (Almost) Ten Troubleshooting Tips 327 Part VI: Appendixes 331 Appendix A: Quick-and-Dirty Windows 8.1 333 Appendix B: Glossary of Business, Financial, and Computer Terms 349 Index 359