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Something You Never Want to See in Quicken

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I opened Quicken this evening to update a few financial items and I was distraught by what the software was trying to tell me. This is something you never want to see in a piece of financial software that analyzes your spending and offers hints for managing your money.

Dunkin Donuts?

I’m actually a little insulted. It’s very rare that I eat at Dunkin’ Donuts. In fact, a quick search in Quicken tells me that I’ve eaten there four times in the past four years. It must be time for my yearly doughnut.

Updated September 16, 2008 and originally published September 15, 2008. 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 CJ

That’s actually kind of funny. I’ve noticed a few weird things in various financial software packages. They often mess up when they try to automatically categorize an expense.

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avatar BMC

Actually that wouldn’t be a wakeup call if you were purchasing, say, coffee beans or grounds there on a regular basis.

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avatar Ramit Sethi

I love this post.

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avatar Kevin

That’s absolutely hilarious. Quicken always did weird stuff for me so I dropped it and went to an Excel budget.

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avatar jim

That’s a really expensive donut.

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avatar kurt

Jim, it’s not the cost of the donut, that’s only .50, it’s the interest over 4 years that adds up.. :)

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avatar Brainy Smurf

Hey, at least this means you’re coming in under budget, right?

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avatar Undercover

Quicken has done the same thing to me with our local Chinese restaurant.

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avatar Kyle

Now I’m not trying to start a fight here, but Krispy Kreme is clearly superior to Dunkin Donuts. DD must have paid off Intuit.

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avatar Evan

ING was an insurance payment for me! I hate financial software, but like clockwork every 6 months or so, I get convinced that I NEED to be on quicken lol. Its a vicious cycle.

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avatar Mrs. Micah

I LOVE IT! I’ll have to check my Quicken and see if there’s anything coming up for me. :P

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