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Quicken Home & Business 2009
List Price: $99.95

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Product Description

Quicken Home & Business 2009, bring together your personal and business finances: track business expenses, help maximize tax deductions and see how you're doing overall.

Bring your personal finance and home based business accounts together including online banking, credit card, loan, 401(k), and investing accounts. The Business tab gives you an overall snapshot of what's coming in for the month, what's going out, and what's left in your accounts. Set reminders to pay bills on time and instantly check past bills if you need to verify an unusual charge or transaction. Quicken Picks seeks out the best online coupons and discount offers just for you on items you buy and places you shop most often. An insightful "My Savings Plan" summarizes your actual spending and compares it to what you planned to spend for the month. Define goals, set targets, and perform thorough analysis of your 401(k), mutual funds, and stock investing with advanced tools and investing reports. The business tax deduction summary lets you instantly see your tax deduction status throughout the year. System Requirements - Operating System - 400 MHz (Windows XP), 1 GHz (Windows Vista) Memory - 512 MB (Windows XP), 1 GB (Windows Vista) Hard Disk Space - 100 MB Monitor - 1024x768 with 16-bit color CD-ROM Drive Internet Connection

Quicken Home & Business Software 2009 gives you the personal financial features found in Quicken Premier plus smart home business tracking tools.

Product Overview

See how Quicken Home & Business 2009 can help you save.

Quicken Home & Business Overview (1:42)

Watch introductory videos and get step-by-step instructions on how to add your online banking and credit card accounts.

Quicken shows you what's coming in, going out, and most importantly, what's left over each month to spend or save.

See what bills have already been paid, what's coming up, and if you have enough left in your accounts to cover them -- all in one convenient place.

Manage both your personal and business finances together in one place
Bring your personal finance and home based business accounts together -- including online banking, credit card, loan, 401(k) and investing accounts. Avoid the hassle of going to multiple web sites. Now you can see it all in one place with just ONE password. Access over 6,000 banks, brokerages and other financial institutions -- including PayPal. (1)

Track business expenses paid for with a personal account
Because Quicken Home & Business tracks both your personal and business finances, it's easy to track business expenses you paid for with a personal account -- i.e., office supplies on a personal credit card or dinner out with a client you paid for with personal cash.

Instantly see how your home based business is doing
The Business tab gives you an overall snapshot of what's coming in for the month, what's going out, and what's left in your accounts. Easily track your business' profit or loss -- check in anytime to see how your home business is growing.

Never miss a bill
See what bills have already been paid, what's coming up and if you have enough left in your accounts to cover them -- all in one convenient place. Set reminders to pay bills on time and instantly check past bills if you need to verify an unusual charge or transaction.

Save money and shop smart
Quicken's new, free service -- Quicken Picks -- helps you make the most of every dollar. Quicken Picks seeks out the best online coupons and discount offers just for you -- on the stuff you care about. And with Quicken Picks, you get cashback on all your purchases, helping you save even more. You can sign up for Quicken Picks anytime within your Quicken 2009 software.

Watch your savings grow
An insightful "My Savings Plan" summarizes your actual spending and compares it to what you planned to spend for the month. Quickly understand what's left over each month for you to invest.

Optimize your complete investment portfolio online
The Quicken.com Investing Portfolio gives you a 360 view across all of your investments -- anytime, from anywhere. Define goals, set targets, and perform thorough analysis of your 401(k), mutual funds, and stock investing with advanced tools and investing reports. Get alerts on your favorite stocks and funds to help you make informed decisions about your portfolio.

Maximize deductions and simplify your taxes
Make sure you capture all your deductions -- including mileage and expenses for specific jobs, or even household expenses that you can partially write off. The business tax deduction summary lets you instantly see your tax deduction status throughout the year to help avoid any April 15th surprises. Easily export your data directly to TurboTax for fast and accurate tax preparation. (2)

Get help and guidance when you need it
In the Setup tab, you can watch introductory videos and get step-by-step instructions on how to add your online banking and credit card accounts. Enjoy guidance and helpful tips on every page to help you stay on top of regular tasks like downloading transactions or scheduling bills. Instantly connect to the Quicken Community.

Enjoy free support when you buy, install or upgrade Quicken
If you need help purchasing, installing or upgrading your new personal finance software, free phone support is available for Quicken Premier 2009 through December 31, 2009. For more information, visit our Help & Support area. (3)

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
If you're not 100% satisfied, return Quicken Home & Business 2009 finance software with your dated receipt within 60 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price (Return shipping and handling charges are not included). (4)

What's New in 2009

Improved! Never miss a bill
See what bills have already been paid, what's coming up and if you have enough left in your accounts to cover them -- all in one convenient place. Set reminders to pay bills on time and instantly check past bills if you need to verify an unusual charge or transaction.

New! Save money and shop smart
Quicken's new, free service -- Quicken Picks -- helps you make the most of every dollar. Quicken Picks seeks out the best online coupons and discount offers just for you -- on the stuff you care about. And with Quicken Picks, you get cashback on all your purchases, helping you save even more. You can sign up for Quicken Picks anytime within your Quicken 2009 software.

Improved! Optimize your complete investment portfolio online
With a new look and feel and smarter navigation, the new Quicken.com Investing Portfolio gives you a 360 view across all of your investments -- anytime, from anywhere. Define goals, set targets, and perform thorough analysis of your 401(k), stock investments, and mutual funds with advanced tools and investing reports. Get alerts on your favorite stocks and funds to help you make informed decisions about your portfolio.

New! Get help and guidance when you need it
Enjoy guidance and helpful tips on every page to help you stay on top of regular tasks like downloading transactions or scheduling bills. Instantly connect to the Quicken Community.

Improved! Connect to more financial institutions
We are constantly adding new financial institutions to help you better connect to all of your accounts. Quicken Home & Business 2009 personal finance software now offers access to over 6,000 banks, brokerages and other financial institutions -- including PayPal.

What's more, we make it easy to upgrade
Jump right in -- Quicken 20009 easily reads and imports your existing Quicken data.

(1) Online features require Internet access and are subject to change. Services vary among participating financial institutions or other parties and may be subject to application approval, additional terms, conditions and fees. More than 6,122 participating financial institutions as of 05/21/08.
(2) TurboTax sold separately.
(3) Email, Forums and Chat technical support provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Phone technical support provided Monday - Friday, 5:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT. Additional fees may apply.
(4) If you're not 100% satisfied, return Quicken software 2009 with your dated receipt within 60 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price (return shipping and handling charges not included).

Features:
  • Maximize tax deductions — categorize expenses as business or personal
  • Identify potential deductions and track deductible expenses like mileage and office supplies
  • Never miss a bill— stay on top of bills due and paid
  • Monitor profit and loss and overall business performance in the Business Center
  • Bring your personal and business accounts— credit cards, brokerages, online banks— together (online services require internet access and are subject to change)

Customer Reviews:

  • Significant Improvement
    I have Beta tested Quicken Home & Business for the last few months and found it to be a significant improvement over 2007. The new Setup tab will be especially helpful for new users. ...more info
  • Quicken Home & Business 2009
    The differences between the Quicken 2006 and 2009 versions seem to mostly be in presentation. Functionally its the same beast with some added features I don't intend to use. The only reason to buy the product is the that it is forced upon the consumer because the vendor stops allowing updates on their older products. Good for their pocket but not mine. The best price for their products is from third parties as they offer current users a minimal discount for direct purchase from Quicken itself. Again, good only for their pocket.

    Other, even free accounting suites offer as much functionality but I choose this version to control the learning curve. Even with the same product, because they have to be seen as improving it, the presentation style and access points change needlessly. If Quicken were more consumer oriented they would add more real features and improve presentation and access methods rather than just changing them to look a bit different....more info
  • Quicken Home and business 2009
    Not quite what I expected but still good all the same. Intuit is a marvelous company....more info
  • Quicken H/B 2009
    This is at least as good as the last one- I had the 2006 version. I have used it for a month now, & the only complaint is the one-step update, it will not download all your accounts as it says it will, but you can still download one-by-one. ...more info
  • Change is good
    Change up in screen has made this home financial/small business software a joy to use. Been using earlier version since 2006 and really enjoy the new look and feel....more info
  • Don't Buy This Product
    Quicken isn't necessarily the best software around, but it can do the job. The biggest gripe I have with Quicken at the moment, is that even though you buy the product and it works fine for you, Intuit (Quicken) will make your software stop working after a couple of years and force you to buy it again. It doesn't tell you any of this on the box -- they wait until a month or so before they force the product to expire that they tell you. So if you're used to online banking with your Quicken product -- forget it, or you'll have to pay over and over again for the software....more info
  • Walk don't run to the nearest exit
    Before you buy any Quicken product read Quicken's own support site. As a user since 2001 and most recently owner of 2008 I can tell you that this company has the worst product support I have ever experienced. If your intent is to use this product for investments be aware that Intuit has migrated their web based investment product over a month ago and there are multiple usability problems not the least of which is the inability to correctly download quotes that has made this portion of the product totally useless. In fact the home page still indicates "Beta" version. Despite this they stubbornly refuse to fall back to the old working version until they can correct the problem riddled new version....more info
  • Quicken
    It seems to be a good product, . I haven't seen an alert with regards to anything added or subtracted....more info
  • Greatly Disappointed
    I finally decided to upgrade to Quicken 2009 H&B from Quicken-6, which I've used reliably for 13 years. After upgrading, I was so appalled by Q2009 that I decided to download MS Money 2009 and convert my original database from Quicken-6 to MSM2009 in order to produce a readable report. That is, a full transaction listing, subtotaled by category and subcategory, with subtotals delineated at the bottom of each transaction group, and groups separated by blank lines to make it all readable. Is that too much to ask? Unfortunately, in Q2009, to report transactions subtotaled by category, you are given an expandable tree of the categories, which you can click to expand downwards to subcategories and transactions, with all subtotals at the top of each group, and no spacing to make it readable, so all numbers are always in one long unbroken list. At the Quicken user forum, their experts just advise complainants to export their report to MS Excel, then cut and paste.
    Bugs I've noticed so far include random behavior in the expandable-tree report: it doesn't always remember which branches you expanded, the expand and contract buttons do not always work, clicking on a transaction highlights it in dark blue that hides the whole line, and the scroll wheel gets stuck to the report subtotal selection so I keep inadvertently flipping through formats while trying to scroll down the report. The print function forgets your page mode, no longer has the original fit-to-page option, and previews pages with the header missing followed by phantom pages with just the header.
    On the other hand, it turns out MS money is no gem either. Transaction reports in MSM2009 group subcategories nicely, but all subtotals are just another non-labelled entry at the bottom of each group, with no visual separation from the transaction amounts. The visuals and navigation are notably worse than Q2009, and neither Q2009 nor MS-Money2009 allow you to flag a tax-related transaction as being off-year (such as a charitable donation in January, or a rent check prepared at the end of December). Amazingly, MSM2009 has no print preview at all, and you cannot create a subcategory of a subcategory. MSM2009 has bugs, such as that jumping back to a report after an edit makes a top transaction appear out of order at the bottom of its sorted category, reports seem to randomly list either expenses or income first, and seem to randomly alphabatize categories either upwards or downwards. Exporting to Excel gives you all subtotals appearing in all columns, eliciting a complaint at their user forum as far back as 2004 and still not fixed.
    Both are flawed, but after a few weeks working the same database on both I find myself choosing the constant annoyance of MSM2009 over the constant headache of Q2009....more info
  • Best Quicken to date
    I have been using Quicken 2009 for a couple months as a beta tester. There are some great improvements that will be noticed by all users, new setup tab makes the installation a breeze and the tab screen layout is very helpful. The beta helpdesk people who took our calls and emails were very interested in following up on the smallest issue and following it through to completion. Good job Intuit!!...more info
  • Better. . .
    I have a SMALL business and have been using Quicken for years. Along the way I have noticed how a few years back that Quicken (Intuit) let their product slide and also introduced hype each year to entice you to buy something that wasn't much more valuable than the previous version. (During those years I tried MS Money, etc., but Quicken still had the edge IMHO in spite of the decline in quality)

    When the business grew a little last year I also bought Quickbooks 2008 (I also fell into a hype trap about Payroll addition which was nothing but a service. . .but that is another story) Last year I used it a lot but found that Quickbooks was too cumbersome for a business of my size. So, that caused me to look around for a good product again.

    Yes, I was VERY hesitant to buy this product; was planning on returning it if it didn't live up to its claims. . . but surprisingly, IT DOES. I have been using it about four months now.

    The primary feature is the ability to separate your business and personal trasactions on one screen. Being a techie I understand that there was a signficant amount of database work to accomplish this -and they did it- and in such a way it is very convenient to use, even for business transactions that may be in accounts that are normally 'personal.' This product is a breeze to use for a business my size and to also keep up with personal finances. Probably if I had as many as five-ten employees I would use Quickbooks.

    2009 also offers several other bells and whistles above Quicken 2008: The ease of adding new accounts, the reports, the way it imports data is better and some features I seldom use, i.e., 'Quicken Picks' which produces coupons from stores you use. Even these make it worth the price.

    But again, it is the Business and Personal data that are easy to seperate, but managable together on single screens that does it for me --it is a signficant advancement along with these additional bells and whistles.

    You may want to shop around. I looked at it here but then bought it from Intuit who was bundling it with WillMaker, etc., and etc. And their websites are also improving, e.g., when my computer crashed all I had to do was log back in to [...] and reload ALL that software. Intuit is definitely trying to do better, this product was well worth it for me....more info
  • Accounting Software
    One person,small business owner, keep own books.
    NOT an accountant,etc,. this software is so easy to use its effortless and you can summerize any way you want....more info
  • New Quicken user
    I'm not familiar with previous Quicken products, so I can't compare but so far this software seems to be pretty good at what it claims to do. I'll certainly be watching for those negative issues other reviewers have noted, and I may change my rating later, but I'm very happy after only a month....more info
  • Quicken User of 10+ Years Says: Intuit, You Blew It.
    The fly-out window with which to select from a list of expense subcategories is small and cannot be re-sized. It truncates account names within narrow column widths that cannot be adjusted. The only way to select from a list of subcategories is by hovering the cursor over each category name, one at a time, and the hover image is slow to appear. Once done, the only way to verify the selection is, again, via sluggish hovering. What used to take seconds is now a pia. Hovering may make programmers wet, but in this case Intuit sacrificed basic functionality for totally unneeded bells & whistles.

    The only reason I upgraded was that I received notice from Intuit that if I did not do so, I'd no longer be able to download banking transactions. Nothing was said when I originally purchased the program in 2006 to suggest there was a time limit on advertised features. I've used Quicken for many years, thru many versions, and do not appreciate having my customer loyalty rewarded with changed licensing terms and strong arm tactics.

    I feel that Intuit is making unnecessary changes in the program so as to justify forcing upgrades on users.

    Between the degradation in performance and Intuit's corporate deceit I'll find another program before buying another Quicken upgrade.

    Intuit grade: F for corporate citizenship, D for product performance.

    ...more info
  • worst quicken ever
    I've used Quicken for 20 years. Even the the first version for windows worked better than this.
    Menus constantly flash
    covered in ads
    accounts that were balanced the last version now have huge problems
    It will expire in 3 years
    as someone else said this feels like a beta not an expensive piece of software from a huge commercial company.

    If you aren't locked into quicken try You Need a Budget or Gnucash instead....more info
  • Getting Worse with Every Release
    I have been Quicken user for more then 10 years, and this is the worse release I have ever used. After being forced to upgrade from 2006, using 2009 version is such a pain. Where should I start?
    1. The interface is unbelievably slow - updating transaction takes 6-8 seconds more then in 2006.
    2. The usability is degraded with multiple pop-up windows disrupting the normal work.
    3. A lot of connectivity defects, especially when having multiple accounts in one institution.
    I swear, when 2012 comes I am not going to use Quicken anymore.

    I would recommend this product only to my worst enemies....more info
  • use something else if at all possible
    Intuit's Quicken financial package, widely used by individuals and small
    businesses to keep track of their bank accounts, reflects a surprising set of design values. While adding countless user interface features and even Internet access over a series of releases, this program still denies users the fundamental ability to roll back transactions. It does not even have the "Undo" feature which, starting in word processors and text editors, has come to be expected in all well-written Windows applications.

    When someone has been using Quicken for a number of years, the register for each bank account contains thousands of transactions. Each has a date associated with it. Unfortunately, Quicken's editing facilities are quirky to say the least, and it is quite easy when trying to change part of a date field to wind up with a date from an entirely different year. If someone is entering a string of transactions - perhaps copied from a pile of receipts - and typing ahead rapidly, an incorrect date may be overlooked. Once the return key has been struck to enter the transaction, however, Quicken provides no facilities whatsoever to cancel it, or even to find it.

    Consider a register that contains over 3,000 transactions covering a period of five years up to the present. A mistyped transaction may end up with a date sometime in 1995 or 1996. Finding it again - even if the error is recognised - is like looking for a needle in a haystack. But the register will be impossible to reconcile properly until that rogue entry is found and set right.

    The solution is quite simple. First of all, Quicken should provide an "Undo" feature. Second, the user should be able to commit or roll back any number of transactions once they have been entered. This should extend to being able to Quit and lose all changes made during the session. (Staggeringly, this option does not currently exist). Third, Quicken should keep a log or journal of all transactions entered. This could be provided as an option, and the length of the log could be made user-adjustable.

    Integrity features like these would outweigh any number of cosmetic user interface "enhancements", wizards, and multimedia gimmickry.

    - from the Forum on Risks to the Public in Computers and Related Systems...more info