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Quicken Courting Microsoft Money Users With New Old Discounts

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On the heels of Microsoft’s announcement that the company’s desktop financial management software, Microsoft Money (Plus) will be discontinued, Intuit is jumping on the chance to win customers by offering decent discounts on its Quicken products.

These discounts are similar to those offered earlier this year. It looks like Intuit brought them back shortly after Microsoft’s announcement.

I’ve been a user of the desktop versions of Quicken for several years and though I’ve complained about certain bugs and idiosynracies, I still think it’s the best software out there for managing the whole personal finance picture for an individual or family.

Here are the latest discounts:

Quicken 2009 Home & Business $69.99 ($30 discount)
Quicken 2009 Premier $59.99 ($30 discount)
Quicken 2009 Deluxe $39.99 ($20 discount)
Quicken Mac $69.99 (no discount)
Quicken 2009 Rental Property Manager $99.99 ($50 discount)
Quicken Medical Expense Manager $49.99 ($20 discount)
Quicken Home Inventory Manager $29.99 (no discount)
Quicken Online Edition Quicken Online is free

Intuit is currently beta testing a new version of the software for the Mac, but I have not yet heard any news regarding its release date. Macintosh users have been neglected by Intuit for some time, with the most recent version of the software, released in 2006, is not as fully featured as the Windows version.

With the new conversion tool planned by both Intuit and Microsoft, upgrading from an older version of Money to Quicken 2010 when it is released later this year should be less painful than previous conversions.

Consumerism Commentary is an authorized affiliate of Quicken.

Updated December 2, 2009 and originally published June 17, 2009. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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avatar Steve

I wonder if Microsoft will sell off/spin off Money to some small company. It would be nice if there remained options in the desktop financial management arena. Of course, everything is moving online nowadays, but sometimes it’s nice to keep stuff close to home.

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avatar Luke Landes

That would be nice for fans of Microsoft Money — if independent developers were to pick up the project and keep it going. But I don’t think that’s going to happen. Software in general is trending away from desktop for a lot of the functions most consumers use like email, word processing, and even money management.

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