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Quicken Home & Business 2010 [OLD VERSION]

by Intuit See the Amazon Page for this brand
Windows Vista / 7 / XP
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews) 3 answered questions


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Product Features

  • Quicken Home & Business 2010 easily organizes your personal and business finances
  • Organizes your finances and makes portfolio management easier by bringing your accounts together in one place
  • Shows you where your money is going by automatically categorizing your personal and home business expenses
  • Lets you view your profit and loss at a glance, so you always know how your home based business is doing
  • Helps you choose the right investments to reach your goals and identifies ways to minimize taxes on your investments

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / 7 / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002LTJIAG
  • Item model number: 409944
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 2, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,149 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

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Quicken Home & Business 2010 gives you the personal finance features found in Quicken Premier plus tools that make it easy to see how your home business is doing.

Manages both your personal and business finances together in one place. Click to enlarge.

See where your money's going. Click to enlarge.

Always know how your home based business is doing. Click to enlarge.

Helps maximize deductions and simplify your taxes. Click to enlarge.

See your most important info in one place. Click to enlarge.

Getting started is a breeze. Click to enlarge.

Easily organizes your personal and business finances

Includes all the features and tools of Quicken Premier, plus:

  • Easily organizes your personal and home based business finances, all in one place
  • Shows you where your money is going: automatically categorizes your personal and home business expenses
  • Lets you view your profit and loss at a glance, so you always know how your home based business is doing
  • Upgrading your Quicken? See "What's New in 2010" for the latest features and benefits

Features and Benefits

Manages both your personal and business finances together in one place
Organizes your financial information by bringing your personal and home-based business accounts together in one place--including banking, credit card, loan, 401(k), and investing accounts. Avoid the hassle of going to multiple websites: see your complete financial picture with just ONE password. Access over 6,700 banks, brokerages and other financial institutions--including PayPal.

See where your money's going
Quicken Home & Business automatically categorizes your personal and home business expenses. So it's even easier to track business expenses you paid for with a personal account.

Check in anytime to see exactly where your personal and business finances are for the week, month or year.

Always know how your home based business is doing
View your business profit and loss at a glance: Quicken Home & Business gives you an overall snapshot of what's coming in for the month, what's going out, and what's left in your accounts.

Helps maximize deductions and simplify your taxes
Captures all your deductions, including mileage and expenses for specific jobs, or even household expenses that you can partially write off. The business tax deduction summary lets you instantly see your tax deduction status throughout the year to help avoid any April 15th surprises. At tax time, save time by creating Schedule C reports for your accountant. You can also easily export your data directly to TurboTax to prepare your taxes quickly and accurately.

Simplifies estimating and invoicing
Easily create, print, and save professional-looking estimates and invoices for your clients and customers.

Provides comprehensive investing and planning tools
Easily tracks, analyzes, and helps you optimize your investment portfolio. You can see changes in assets, liabilities, and net worth with one click: we show how your investments are performing across all your accounts.

Helps you make better buy/sell decisions
We help you identify top-performing investments, so you can make smart decisions on buying or selling. For example, use Morningstar Ratings to compare mutual funds and see which ones best fit your investment goals.

Watch your savings grow
We make it easy to get on--and stay on--a budget. Set suggested spending limits and savings goals based on the information you enter into Quicken Home & Business day-by-day.

An intuitive "Spending Planner" summarizes your actual spending and compares it to what you planned to spend for the month. Check your progress at a glance, and quickly see where you have room to spend or need to save more.

We can also help you create customized plans to reduce/eliminate debt--and to save for a house, college, retirement or large purchase.

Never miss a bill
See what bills--personal and business--have already been paid, what's coming up and if you have enough left in your accounts to cover them--all in one convenient place. Set reminders to pay bills on time and instantly check the status of past bills.

Enjoy free support when you buy, install or upgrade Quicken
If you need help purchasing, installing or upgrading your new Quicken personal finance software, free phone support is available. For more information, visit our Help & Support site.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If you're not 100% satisfied, return your Quicken Home & Business 2010 personal finance software with your dated receipt within 60 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price (return shipping and handling charges not included).

Save money and shop smart
Our free service--Quicken Picks--seeks out the best online coupons and discount offers just for you, on the stuff you care about. You also get cash back on all your purchases, helping you save even more. You can sign up for Quicken Picks anytime within your Quicken software.

Easily import from Microsoft Money
If you've been using Microsoft Money personal finance software, we can help you transfer your valuable financial information to Quicken.4 With our easy-to-use Data Converter tool, you'll be up-and-running with Quicken in practically no time.

What's New in 2010

Already using Quicken? Reasons to upgrade now:

New--See your most important info in one place
The new Quicken home page puts all your most important financial information in one easy-to-understand window, so you can see how you're doing at a glance.

Improved--Find the tools you need, faster
The improved menu and toolbar make it easier to find the tools you need to help organize your personal finances.

New--Getting started is a breeze
It's simpler than ever to put Quicken to work for you--so you can reach your personal finance goals faster. With the new Guided Setup, you just answer a few simple questions; we'll show you how Quicken works, and what to do next. You'll see your total financial picture come into focus even sooner than you expect.

New--Avoid late fees and penalties
We help you avoid overdraft fees and penalties--by showing you how much you'll have left in your account until your next paycheck.

Improved--Check for accuracy
We've made it easier to review your transactions, so you can quickly spot anything that looks inaccurate or out of place. If a transaction requires follow-up, you can flag it with a reminder.

Improved--Get tips from other Quicken users
With Quicken's Live Community, you can get help and advice from other Quicken users without ever leaving Quicken. If you have a question about something specific you're trying to do, just look to Live Community on the right of the Quicken screen for the answer.



Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
132 of 136 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the upgrade November 16, 2009
By JWin
Access Method:Box|Platform for Display:PC Disc
I've been a Quicken user for almost 20 years and my last version was 2008. I was hesitant trying 2010 so soon after its release because I, along with many others, have been stung by bugs that have plagued earlier versions and have previously taken months for Intuit to fix. I'm glad I made the switch.

PROS
- 1 data file instead of 6 (plus an Attachments folder). It was about time! The single file at 101MB was a little larger then my previous files at 96MB.
- MUCH more resource friendly. The 2008 version frequently took up 1GB or more of RAM on my 3GB Vista Home Premium system. This version takes up only about 1/10 that. The many accounts I have (credit card, investment, banking) and the size of my file are probably atypical so your resource usage may vary.
- Faster loading of the application and updating of accounts. Hitting One Step Update is MUCH faster than before. One Step Update was the one action that slowed my system down and upped the memory usage quite a bit under 2008 and earlier versions. It still ups the memory usage but not nearly to the extent of before.
- More stability. 2008 used to crash intermittently - during One Step Updates. It might be too early to tell but so far no crashes.

CONS
- As other users have mentioned, the UI hadn't changed much in many years. This version is certainly no exception. It's still intuitive enough for new users to get up and running quickly. I'm not sure about MS Money users though (I tried MS Money a couple years back and I was thoroughly confused!).
- Memory leak? Previous version have suffered from this so it's nothing new. When I first start this version, it uses 57MB of RAM. After having it up for an hour and running One Step Update a few times, the RAM usage went up to 140MB.
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78 of 79 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quicken - Now the Only Game in Town December 19, 2009
Access Method:Thin Software Download|Platform for Display:PC Download
I have been a Quicken user for about a decade. I previously had Quicken 2007 installed on my PC, but since Quicken fixes it that you have to purchase a new version every 3 years if you want to download transactions from your financial institutions, it was time for an update. Quicken tends to incrementally add new features from year-to-year, so if it were not mandatory to update periodically in order to download transactions, I would probably update less frequently. For the features I regularly use, I see very difference between 2007 and 2010.

I prefer to do a clean install, so I first uninstalled my previous version of Quicken. When uninstalling, Quicken leaves behind your data files to use in the new version. This latest update process was probably the smoothest I've experienced. I have about 10 years of data, and Quicken 2010 converted the previous data files to the current single .qdf data file in about 5 minutes. With that, my preferences were maintained and all accounts were up-to-date.

Here are the reasons I use Quicken rather than simply rely on my online banking website:
1) convenience of having transactions and balances from all financial institutions in one place
2) ability to separate business and personal expenses
3) makes it easy to find taxable deductions without having to use additional tax programs
4) by downloading transactions every couple of days, one can get a jump start on finding fraudulent charges if they exist
5) ability to see the equity built up in my home from month-to-month
6) built in check register

Quicken also has the ability to keep track of your investments. However, if you're an active day trader, you would be better served with a dedicated software program for tracking your securities.
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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Forced to upgrade January 10, 2010
Access Method:Thin Software Download|Platform for Display:PC Download
I have been using some version of Quicken since 1995 and am happy with the software. However, I am not happy with the fact that Intuit forces you to upgrade the software every 3 years although there is no compelling reason to do so. If you download your bank and credit card transactions, you have no choice but to upgrade because Intuit says that the older version will not support the download any more. This appears to be a business tactic to continue the revenue stream and not for helping the customer or for technical reasons.
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Upgrading from Quicken 2007 to Quicken 2010 December 2, 2009
By Arin
Access Method:Box| Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
I have been a Quicken user since 1995, and upgraded each year up until 2000, and then every third year. I knew that if the upgrade did not occur now, I will most probably have issues with One Step Updates for my banking / financial transaction downloads. Being a Home & Small Business User, unless a deal is available, it makes it hard to justify paying $100 every year or every 2 years. Anyway here are my first impressions after using it for a day.

I upgraded from Quicken Home and Business 2007 to Quicken H&B 2010. I had nearly 25MB of data in 5 Quicken 2007 files, plus another MB for Quicken Home Inventory. The install, software update took 4 minutes, including uninstall of the old quicken version. The personal data / online banking conversion to the newer version and one-step update took an additional 8 minutes. Like every previous version since 1999, Quicken added 5 icons to my desktop, including 4 weblinks to get Quicken-marketed products (message to quicken - stop cross marketing. its annoying).

The GUI (interface) is different from 2007, the software loads faster, less of a memory hog, and there are lots of bells and whistle (including tags for the transactions, different way to show upcoming payments etc.). There is always a learning curve when you use a newer version (after 3 years of using the old one) and so far what I see is a new paint job on an old car with newer version of older gadgets. Moreover they never upgraded the built-in Home Inventory Manager (which has the same DOS-Excel version since 1997), because they tried to sell a GUI-based buggy version as a stand-alone product and failed.

This was a required upgrade for me, but unless your quicken software is circa 2007 and prior, and you do not need to download your financial data, then there is no need to upgrade to this version.

I will provide another update after exploring what more this version has to offer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I a; ways use this program.
I a;ways use this program.
Published 15 days ago by Trent Powergen
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Quicken H & B is a very poor accounting program.
Published 3 months ago by B. KENNEDY
2.0 out of 5 stars Great delivery - software does not work unless updated.
Received quick, installed, set up - okay. Attempted to download financial information from bank but software would not allow unless I updated. Again - Not Happy with software only.
Published 5 months ago by P. Allers
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed
Great product for tracking finances for home and keeping track of income, expenses. Reports for comparing to other previous years.
Published 6 months ago by Andie
5.0 out of 5 stars It works!
I bought it for the mailing list feature because I find that works great for my needs.
Also let me instal it on another computer less expensively than getting a 2nd user... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Reflecto Ray
2.0 out of 5 stars Fair
The only reason I bought this is because it works with XP. Otherwise get the latest version
due to the fact that you can't download your account information from your bank.
Published 10 months ago by Barbarajean
4.0 out of 5 stars It was as Advertised.
Quicken Home & Business 2010 (Old Version) . It was as advertised and so far I like it. Needed upgrade from 2004..
Published 19 months ago by Jeff
3.0 out of 5 stars Quicken H&B 2013
As Intuit always does, they make you upgrade. I was happy with 2010 and got used to some of the pop-up annoyances. With 2013, different pop-ups and new annoyances. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Michael Hebert
2.0 out of 5 stars Quicken just doesn't do it for me.
Once you're used to MS Money, Quicken just doesn't cut it as far as I'm concerned. Be Leary of the mobile app. It made a huge mess of my storage.
Published 20 months ago by Harold Hailey
4.0 out of 5 stars Great simple and effective
Needed a software that had multiple functions and this fits future plans. This can prove to be a great tool if you plan to start a business
Published 21 months ago by Raymond Olan
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