Bonnie Biafore has always been a zealous planner, whether setting up software demos, cooking gourmet meals, or scheduling a vacation to test the waters of spontaneity. Ironically, fate, not planning, turned this obsession into a career as a project manager. When she isn't managing projects for clients, Bonnie writes about project management, small business accounting, personal finance, investing, and technology. She's also branching out into other "dry" topics with articles for the Wine Enthusiast. As an engineer, she's fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. She has a knack for mincing dry subjects like accounting and project management into easy to understand morsels and then spices them to perfection with her warped sense of humor.
Bonnie is the award-wining author of more than a dozen books including Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual, QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual, Project 2007: The Missing Manual, the Better Investing Stock Selection Handbook (which won an APEX Award of Distinction), Online Investing Hacks, and On Time! On Track! On Target!. She also writes regularly about financial topics for Better Investing bankrate.com and interest.com. When unshackled from her computer, she hikes in the mountains, cycles, rehabilitates horses, cooks gourmet food, and, most importantly, tries saying no to additional work assignments.
"You, you, you" starts almost every paragraph. Information is hidden behind folksy and trite phrases. It talks down to the reader, who must slog through cute writing. Read morePublished 15 months ago by B. Maull
I was looking for a good Manual to help me to use Quicken 2008, I have been over the years a keen and very satisfied Quicken fan, having used Quickbooks and Quicken in many... Read morePublished on February 7, 2010 by Peter C. Holland
I wish I had reviewed this manual before I installed Quicken. Especially helpful during the "set up" phase, and very clear on how to work with loan and credit card accounts. Read morePublished on October 3, 2008 by Lloyd C. Johnson
I have used Quicken for several years and found 2008 to be confusing. By the time the book arrived I had become more comfortable with the new format. Read morePublished on September 16, 2008 by robert stover
This is a great book with good explanations to those of us who do not understand all the ins and outs of the financial world and the software that we use. Read morePublished on August 29, 2008 by Ruth Wilcoxson
Overall the manual seems to be a cutesy rewrite of the users manual and is written for Windows users with no help for Mac users. Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by Mike D
I read the fine print that this was for the Premier and Deluxe Edition, but I didn't realize how different they are from the Starter Edition, i.e., panel layouts, etc. Read morePublished on April 26, 2008 by Lois Lane
Considering what a DRY subject lerning how to manage your finances can be this book is well written and easy to understand. Read morePublished on April 16, 2008 by Kindle Customer