Quicken 2015 for Dummies

Quicken 2015 for Dummies

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Take control of your personal finances with this popular, easy guide! Quicken is the country's most popular and highly recommended personal finance software, and with Quicken For Dummies, you can harness the power of this practical financial tool to manage bills, reconcile bank accounts, track investments, and much more! Personal finance expert and CPA Stephen L. Nelson lends his expertise to this accessible, easy-to-read guide, which has been fully updated to reflect the new features of Quicken available in its newest version. You can quickly learn how to use Quicken to record credit card transactions, track mortgages and other liabilities, minimize taxes, maximize savings, maintain detailed records, and build a solid foundation for creating better financial plans.
* Covers updated features in the newest version of the increasingly popular Quicken software * Empowers readers to fight the bad habits and decisions that lead to large debts and minimal or nonexistent savings * Demystifies the software's features for tracking everyday finances, managing investments, and evaluating the tax implications of financial decisions * Offers invaluable advice and expertise from author Stephen L. Nelson, a recognized authority on personal finance Every step toward better finances is a step in the right direction. Let Quicken For Dummies start your journey toward increased savings, lowered debt, and a more secure financial future.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 24mm | 519.99g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1118920139
  • 9781118920138
  • 1,177,903

About Stephen L. Nelson

Stephen L. Nelson is an author and CPA. He provides accounting, business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. He is the author of over 100 books, including all editions of QuickBooks For Dummies and Quicken For Dummies, which have sold more than 2 million copies.
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Learn to:

Maintain detailed financial records Manage your bills, save money, and create a budget Reduce your debt and maximize your investments Categorize deductions and plan for tax time

Take control of your finances the Quicken way with this easy to use, complete guide!

If you're looking to get your finances organized, but don't know where to start, look no further than Quicken 2015 For Dummies. With this easy-to-understand guide, you'll discover how to set up accounts, track income and expenses, monitor your investments, pay the bills on time, and take the sting out of tax time with perfect organization!

Set up shop -- dive right into Quicken with tips on installing and setting up the software and adding bank accounts The big picture -- get a complete view of what Quicken is, what it can do, and how you can add and modify categories and tags to keep track of your unique financial situation Budgeting basics -- figure out whether you need a budget, get tips for personal and business budgets, and get set up in Quicken Investment tracking -- keep track of all your investments in Quicken, with detailed cost information, unrealized gains reporting, and tax information Taxes, taxes, taxes -- make tax time less taxing with Quicken, featuring all of your financial information neatly packed into one system

Open the book and find:

Tips on installing Quicken and setting up accounts How to use Quicken to track and organize your finances Tricks to overcoming typical software setup problems The lowdown on setting up and tracking budgets How to add, remove, and modify account categories How the features of Quicken can make you a "power user" Investment tracking tips to keep your portfolio in order
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Zen, Quicken, and the Big Picture 5 Chapter 1: Setting Up Shop 7 Chapter 2: Introduction to the Big Picture 23 Chapter 3: Maximum Fun, Maximum Profits 45 Part II: The Absolute Basics 57 Chapter 4: Checkbook on a Computer 59 Chapter 5: Printing 101 87 Chapter 6: Online and In Charge 99 Chapter 7: Reports, Charts, and Other Cool Tools 107 Chapter 8: A Matter of Balance 127 Chapter 9: Housekeeping for Quicken 139 Chapter 10: Compound Interest Magic and Other Mysteries 157 Part III: Home Finances 179 Chapter 11: Credit Cards, Petty Cash, and PayPal 181 Chapter 12: Other People's Money 203 Chapter 13: Tracking Tax-Deferred Investments 227 Chapter 14: Stocks and Bonds 253 Part IV: Very Serious Business 271 Chapter 15: Mind Your Business 273 Chapter 16: Managing Rentals 297 Part V: The Part of Tens 305 Chapter 17: (Slightly More Than) Ten Questions I'm Frequently Asked about Quicken 307 Chapter 18: (Almost) Ten Tips on How Not to Become a Millionaire 317 Chapter 19: (Almost) Ten Troubleshooting Tips 327 Part VI: Appendixes 331 Appendix A: Quick-and-Dirty Windows 8.1 333 Appendix B: Glossary of Business, Financial, and Computer Terms 349 Index 359
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