Pros An easy transition for those transitioning from pen and paper
Cons Advanced online features aren't as automatic as Quicken even if easier to use
Summary I have tried both Quicken 2008 and Money and I have found myself frustrated. Money has online capabilities but it doesn't work with all banks and requires a hack to get it understand the new Quicken file format. At least it can understand it though. I really wish it had the payment history calendar like Quicken but if I had to deal with Quickens clunky horrible interface I would rather just deal without and stick with Money. The link file to transaction features is nice but only allows you to link 1 document leaving you to combine several into one. Also since they are seperate of the Money files if someone happens to mess around with that folder Money won't know what happened to them. I really hope Microsoft improves and expands on this feature to be more like Quickens because I really use it. Other than that is is well organized. Just plan to spend a little time doing some research getting web sites dedicated to Quicken to work with Money.
Pros get rebates with TaxCut
Cons no print preview, support lacking, documentation minimal, double entries on bank download
Summary It might be time to look at another financial package. I tried something simple like printing out some reports (for Uncle Sam hardcopies) and noticed there is no print preview. And to make that worse there is no File->Print Setup that you see in almost all programs.
After close to 10 contacts (and counting) with MS support I still have no solution. I don't believe they even understand the problem. I have no ability to set the print font and margins. The font setup they have applies only to the screen layout and there is no way to know how it will print. And in my case each line spread across 2 pages.
My last contact was from a supervisor of the first person to respond. She said "we have already exhausted all available resources and options to resolve your issue, ". Give me a break. One level of technical support and it is the end.
With all the time and paper I've wasted to get a simple function to work I could have paid for another product. It may be time to give Quicken a test shot.
Pros I couldn't find any
Cons hard to use, slow, poorly laid out, not intuitive, way too many failures, did I mention slow
Summary I'm ashamed to say I tried MS Money 2008 after 15 years of using quicken. Too many ads, too many needless prompts, Too many error messages from converting my Quicken 2005 account, Online billpay won't let me sign up. I can't recommend this for anyone, even Microsoft employees who get it at a discount.
"Buyer Beware"on by dbrochu
Pros Great for a first time Money user
Cons A waste of money for existing Money 2007 users
Summary If you have never owned Microsoft Money, then I think you will be satisfied with the 'Plus' version. However, if you already own the 2007 version you will be throwing your money away. Not only is it a lousy attempt to extend the shelf-life of the 2007 version, but it possesses the same bugs.