posted: Mar. 30, 2004 @ 2:14p
Many questions regarding personal finance software (i.e., Money and Quicken) get posted here at FW Finance. As with other topics, many are repeated, but especially difficult to locate as the thread titles run the gamut and 'money' itself is a tough search term to use successfully. The subject of creating FAQs for Money and Quicken came up recently in this thread.
This is my initial draft at a MS-Money FAQ. Having not used Quicken for over 10 years, I will leave the creation of that FAQ to another more appropriate poster. You will note that many of the links that follow have thread titles referring to one or the other package and the discussions then veer off to touch on both software solutions.
The Microsoft web site hosts links to web-based versions of several MS-Money related newsgroups. They are available at this link. MoneyCentral, Money General and Money UK are accessible from this page via the 'English' folder.
You will generally be well served by posting your general support-related questions at one of the newsgroups first. They are frequented by many folks that are extremely knowledgeable about the software (known as Microsoft MVPs). You generally will not have to wait too long for a response either if your question is clearly asked with good background information provided to help them help you.
Newsreader software will give you access to the microsoft.money.public newsgroup as well as others. Just connect to your news server and search on 'money'.
You will also want to familiarize yourself with the Microsoft Knowledge Base. Much of the support that you receive from both Microsoft and the newsgroups will refer you to Knowledge Base articles that are contained here.
Also, be sure to check out the main Microsoft Money support page. This page contains links to just about anything related to MS Money.
This is a terrific MS-Money FAQ that is frequently referenced in the microsoft.money.public newsgroup: microsoft.public.money Unofficial FAQ. This is by far the first place to go to look for information concerning the software and how it functions.
Here is a link also housed at bollar.org to an archived version of the FAQ that may provide information of benefit to folks who haven't upgraded in awhile.
MS-Money related thread links found here at FW Finance:
ING Direct free $50 for Microsoft Money users
Free Year of Experian Credit Reports/Monitoring WYB MSMoney2004
MS Money: How to setup Paycheck with mutiple direct deposits
Money2004Deluxe and Experian
What Software tracks Bonds and Money market CDs ?
MS Money Standard vs. Quicken to track teen checking account
How to record down payment for house in Quicken or Money??
Help with Quicken Basic 2004
How do you track your CDs in quicken?
Bank of America with Quicken
investment tracking - quicken replacement
do you use old versions of finance software?
Poll: software: quicken? money? tax stuff?
Post your favorite Free or low cost Finance software!
MS Money question
Accounts Management Tools
Recommend Program for balancing the books?
Online bill pay through Quicken
How do you organize your finances?
Money 2003 vs Quicken?
Finance Software: MS Money 2002, 2003 or other?
MS MONEY questions
Scottrade, IRA, and MS Money Questions
Money 2002 Deluxe vs. 2003 Deluxe?
Good PC program to help manage money?
MS Money vs Quicken.......... which one do YOU use?
Ms Money 2002 vs Quicken 2002?
Credit Card transactions downloadable to Quicken?
Money 2003 - Equifax CR
Newbie questions related to direct downloading and billpay
Money 2005 discussion
Current as of late 2004 Money vs. Quicken debate thread.
Finally, I will only add that you might want to check out the hot deals forum if you're interested in upgrading to the newest version of MS-Money Deluxe as it's frequently available free-after-rebate with many bonus offers including: free online billpay, free credit report and monitoring, etc.