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Quicken Starter Edition 2013 [Download] [OLD VERSION]

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2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews) 11 answered questions

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  • Organizes all your accounts in one place
  • Shows you where your money is going
  • Alerts and reminders help you stay on top of bills and spending
  • Projects income and expenses so you know how much you have to spend
  • Guides you through creating a budget & tracks your progress against it
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  • ASIN: B008S0IR6I
  • Release Date: September 30, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
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Quicken Starter Edition – Simple Money Management. Step-by step guidance to help you stay on top of today’s expenses while preparing for tomorrow’s.

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Quicken Starter Edition 2013

Step-by step guidance to help you stay on top of today’s expenses while preparing for tomorrow’s. Organizes your bank and credit card accounts in one place. Shows you where your money’s going. Projects income and expenses so you know how much you have to spend. Guides you through creating a budget & tracks your progress against it. Alerts and reminders help you stay on top of bills and spending. The new mobile and tablet apps help you make smart decisions on the go.

Product Features
  • Shows your bank and credit card accounts in one place. There’s no need to go to multiple websites and statements or to do your own math
  • Automatically puts your spending into categories like “Auto” and “Utilities,” so you know where your money is going
  • New: Make smart decisions on the go with the mobile and tablet apps1

Organize your bank and credit card accounts in one place2

Now you can see your bank and credit card accounts in one place with just ONE password and avoid the hassle of going to multiple websites. Quicken automatically downloads your income and expenses from your bank and credit card accounts, so you don't have to enter transactions manually.

See exactly where your money's going

Quicken automatically categorizes expenses like groceries, entertainment, and more, so you don't have to edit them manually.

Easily manage your day-to-day cash flow

Our cash flow graph takes into account upcoming paychecks and bills, and checks that haven’t cleared. So you get the true, clear picture of what you really have to spend or save today.

Updated for 2013:

  • New mobile app
  • Email and text alerts
  • More flexible budgeting
  • And more
FREE mobile app1

Easily manage your money on the go. Check account balances, track your budget, enter transactions, even receive timely updates and alerts, all from wherever you happen to be. With Quicken 2013 and the Quicken mobile app, your information is synced between your computer, tablet, and smartphone.

Get email and text alerts2

Get automatic updates on the latest changes (for example, going over your budget) or suspicious activity in your accounts (large deposits, unusual transactions, and more). Plus, receive weekly summaries to get a quick snapshot of the latest changes to spending, account balances and budgets over the past week.

More flexible budgeting

We’ve improved Quicken budgeting based on suggestions from customers like you. The new full-year view makes it easy to plan for monthly differences in budgets, so you stay on track for the year. Net amounts quickly show whether you are spending more or less than you make in a month. And rollovers are back — letting you apply leftover amounts to the following month.

System Requirements

  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Operating System: Windows XP SP2+, Vista, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 8 (inc 64-bit)
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: Up to 450 MB free space; up to 1 GB if .NET not installed
  • Display: 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
  • CD-ROM Drive: Required
  • Internet: 56 Kbps (broadband recommended for online services)
  • Printer: Any printer compatible with Windows XP SP2 or later
  • Additional Software: Microsoft .NET 2.0 or later (included in Quicken installer), Windows Installer 3.1 (included in Quicken installer), Internet Explorer 6.0 or later (included in Quicken installer)

1. Quicken app compatible with Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android phones and tablets and is sold separately. Not all Quicken desktop features are available in Quicken app. Visit Quicken.com/go/apps for details.
2. Online features require Internet access and are subject to change. Services vary among participating financial institutions or other parties and may be subject to application approval, additional terms, conditions and fees. More than 14,500 participating financial institutions as of 10/1/2012.

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335 of 343 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Seriously? November 13, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I am an Amazon Vine member, and a Quicken User since the mid 1980s. I figured I was well qualified to take a look at the 2013 version and see what new features it added.

I got as far as the install screen. There I was informed that this version of Quicken would:

1. Wipe out my existing version of Quicken installed on my PC; and
2. Not be able to read any of my existing datafiles.

In short, total loss of banking services until I dug up the old install disks and reloaded. There was no warning of this on the box or the product page.

You must be kidding. I've long since learned to tolerate Intuit's forced obsolescence policy, whereby data formats "expire" every couple years, but this is a new low. With the possible exception of my address book, my financial database is the most valuable of my personal data, and I don't react kindly to Intuit playing games with my ability to access it.

I removed the CD from my drive, carefully packed it back into the original product box, and dropped the whole thing into the trash.

On the positive side, this version of Quicken was 100% compatible with my office garbage can.
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140 of 147 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Read below before you buy October 3, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
If you currently have Quicken and are being forced to upgrade do not buy this edition. It is not compatible with any other version. If you have never used Quicken before this one is ok, but DO NOT BUY It if you have other versions.
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77 of 82 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I'll start by saying that I've never used Quicken before. Most the negative reviews of this product are from people who have used previous versions of Quicken, and has issues with the upgrade from the old version. I've never used Quicken, so I can't comment on those types of issues, but I can comment on this version in itself. The software is great. The thing that shocked me the most was the ability of the software to connect to all of my banks, credit card companies, etc, and pull information into one screen. I do business with some fairly small banks, so I'm not sure how they manage to pull this off, but its super nice. While I prefer to charge everything rather than pay cash, sometimes it does make it easy to lose track of how much money you are spending on eating out, or a particular category. Quicken shows you graphs of the categories you are spending your money, which can be a real wake-up call.

This software probably isn't for everybody. If you're pretty good at budgeting your money, then you will probably have a hard time justifying spending $40 on this product. For other people, it will end up saving them way more than $40. While I am probably in the first category, the review is on the software itself, and Intuit has done a great job with the software. The user interface is well designed, and easy to use, and all of the included features are very helpful. Whether or not the product is worth the price is a decision you'll have to make yourself, but rest assured that the software works great if you do decide to buy it.
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59 of 63 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars "Starter Edition" is accurate November 15, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Because if you already use Quicken, you do NOT want this.

I used Microsoft Money for several years - happily! But it was discontinued, so I had to switch to the (in my opinion, vastly inferior) Quicken. I bought Quicken Deluxe a few years ago (2010?), and have grudgingly tolerated it since then, because it is marginally better than paper. But now Q13 is out, and Quicken is practically forcing me to "upgrade". So I saw this available (free-to-me, through Vine) and got it. The old Deluxe version that I have doesn't handle the "Deluxe" functions very well for me, so I am okay with going to the more basic version.

This version does not import previous data. At all. So it is no good to anyone who has had Quicken (or MS Money). It is, truly, "Starter" Edition. Of course, in the product description, it doesn't clearly say that it will NOT import data; it doesn't say anything about it at all. I assumed that ANY Quicken product would be able to import data from other Quicken products - a faulty assumption on my part, obviously.

So... I'm not going to use it. I now hate Quicken even more than I did before. It promises a whole bunch of "features" (such as printing checks, electronic bill payment) that I do not use. I don't trust Quicken to handle the e-bills. I do them myself directly through my accounts, and I just want Quicken to keep track of the transactions. It does that, painfully. It claims these "features" that don't help me, it doesn't do the things I want it to do well. I wish MS Money had not gone away, and I'm looking for a better alternative.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Quicken 2013 Starter and File Restore January 27, 2013
By James
Platform for Display:PC Disc
Quicken 2013 Starter is just that. It is designed for those who are starting from scratch. It cannot restore Quicken files from previous versions of this software. Loading the software is easy and efficient but the update portion of the installation is very slow.

But if you want to restore files from a previously installed version of Quicken, you need to purchase Quicken 2013 Deluxe. Deluxe costs $30 more than the Starter version and contains five features that are not available in the Starter version. These are: [1] shows loan, investment and retirement accounts; [2] creates plan for debt reduction; [3] create savings plan for college or home; [4] shows saving requirements to meet retirement goals; and [5] "easily" imports data from earlier versions of Quicken. The first four are of questionable utility, but number five is very important but with some serious caveats.

The importation of data works fine for versions of Quicken after 2004. But if you have data from a version prior to 2004, you must obtain Quicken 2004 and run it on Windows XP to restore data files. Quicken 2004 will not install over earlier versions and therefore, the user must obtain a Quicken cleaner program from Intuit to remove the earlier version. Once the data is restored to Quicken 2004 and then backed up, the back-up file can be imported into Quicken 2013 Deluxe.

It would be nice if Intuit would put a converter program on their website similar to the cleaner program mentioned above.
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