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I've got Quicken 2012.

One of the nice features of it is that it downloads transactions from all of my accounts (checking, savings, credit cards, 401k) & I can easily see all of the balances.

The other nice feature is the calendar where I can see future expenses/income & make sure I've got enough in the bank to cover it all.

Here's the problem: Quicken 2012 is discontinuing the download service & wants me to upgrade to the 2015 version in order continue that feature.

It's $40 for the "Starter" version which "Does NOT transfer existing data from other Quicken versions" which is pretty stupid.

It's $65 for the "Deluxe" version which does.

Although, I can get them cheaper by not buying directly from intuit.

So, my question to you is, is there something out there that will suit my needs for a better price?

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YNAB is the best personal finance tool in the world, IMO. It's totally budget-centric, which is why it has the most practical value. Everything else seems to focus on how you spent your money in the past. YNAB is designed to help you proactively decide how to spend your money in the future (and more importantly, how not to).
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YNAB is the best personal finance tool in the world, IMO. It's totally budget-centric, which is why it has the most practical value. Everything else seems to focus on how you spent your money in the past. YNAB is designed to help you proactively decide how to spend your money in the future (and more importantly, how not to).
Thank you for that. I'll look into it.
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What else can you tell me about it?
Is there a calendar type feature that will show you your future bank (checking) balance based on future bills/income? I'm not seeing it.
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YNAB is the best personal finance tool in the world, IMO. It's totally budget-centric, which is why it has the most practical value. Everything else seems to focus on how you spent your money in the past. YNAB is designed to help you proactively decide how to spend your money in the future (and more importantly, how not to).
how much does this thing cost? I see there's a 34 day full featured demo.
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I'm moving this to non-act to increase it's exposure.

the reviews on Amazon for Quicken Deluxe are mixed.

It seems that mint.com (or at least parts of it) are owned and/or operated by intuit, which owns quicken.
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How much $$$ for that thing?
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