Author(s): Stephen L. Nelson
This classic bestseller has been thoroughly updated for the newest version of Quicken. Who doesn't have questions about managing finances these days? Stephen Nelson translates his years of expertise as a CPA and tax expert into this plain-English guide that shows you how to manage your finances with the nation's leading personal finance software, Quicken. Trying to keep track of your credit card expenditures? Starting to save money for a college fund? Managing your household expenses? Steve's straightforward advice shows you how to take control of your money, without being an accounting wizard. Discover how to: get started with Quicken and maintain your checkbook on your computer; access your account information and pay bills online; and, manage your 401(k), IRA, stocks, and bonds. Get up to speed on the new enhancements and changes in Quicken 'X'. Track your deductions and plan for tax time. Capture your small business and personal expenses in one place. Spend less time crunching numbers and more time making the most of your money with this perennial "For Dummies" bestseller on Quicken.
Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA, provides accounting, business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. He belongs to the American Institute of CPAs and holds an MBA in Finance and a Master's in Taxation. His 100+ books have sold more than 4 million copies.
Introduction. Part I: Zen, Quicken, and the Big Picture. Chapter 1: Setting Up Shop. Chapter 2: Introduction to the Big Picture. Chapter 3: Maximum Fun, Maximum Profits. Part II: The Absolute Basics. Chapter 4: Checkbook on a Computer. Chapter 5: Printing 101. Chapter 6: Online and In Charge. Chapter 7: Reports, Charts, and Other Cool Tools. Chapter 8: A Matter of Balance. Chapter 9: Housekeeping for Quicken. Chapter 10: Compound Interest Magic and Other Mysteries. Part III: Home Finances. Chapter 11: Credit Cards, Petty Cash, and PayPal. Chapter 12: Other People's Money. Chapter 13: Tracking Tax-Deferred Investments. Chapter 14: Stocks and Bonds. Part IV: Very Serious Business. Chapter 15: Mind Your Business. Chapter 16: Managing Rentals. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: (Slightly More Than) Ten Questions I'm Frequently Asked about Quicken. Chapter 18: (Almost) Ten Tips on How Not to Become a Millionaire. Chapter 19: (Almost) Ten Troubleshooting Tips. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Quick-and-Dirty Windows Vista. Appendix B: Glossary of Business, Financial, and Computer Terms. Index.