"Absolutely horrible software."0.5 starson by Conusmer37
Pros: Tracks your transactions and spending, but that's only after hours of work struggling to get it to do it correctly and fixing the errors it creates in account transactions.
Cons: It's been nothing but a waste of time, spending hours trying to get accounts and tools setup correctly, and then hours trying to fix all the discrepancies in my transactions, and between accounts, every time I synchronize with my bank.
Summary: I have used a few different versions of Microsoft Money over the past, and since they stopped developing and supporting it I've used Excel spreadsheets to manage all my transactions and financial calculations myself (budget, spending, investments, forecasting, etc.). I bought Quicken 2010 because Quicken always sounded like popular financial software to use and I thought it would save me a lot of time that I was spending in Excel importing my transactions and managing the formulas, etc.. I am being completely honest when I say that Quicken 2010 was one of the biggest disappointments I've have ever had with a new piece of software, and it was, by far, easier to manage my money with both Microsoft Money and doing it manually in Excel.
I really wanted to give it a try regardless of my first impressions, because I spent a lot of money on it, so I have been using it for several months. I have setup my accounts, budget, and investments, which required a lot of time and produced a lot of frustration (and swearing) just to get to the calculations and assumptions in the ballpark of correct. However, every time I use it, I have to go in and correct something, and it has become beyond frustrating and extremely counterproductive. After this last time of trying to correct all the errors in my transactions after updating from my bank, I have convinced myself to go back to my Excel spreadsheet and manage everything myself ...to save time! ...and that's just sad.