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Released: 2001-10-19


Money 2002 Financial Suite by Microsoft

Software Details

Brand: MicrosoftHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows XP
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Description

Whether you're creating a monthly budget or planning a complex investment portfolio, Microsoft's Money 2002 Financial Suite CD-ROM offers a compelling solution for everyone. With chequebooks going the way of the fax machine, money-management programs are becoming an increasingly popular addition to personal software collections.

While the setup wizard makes getting started extremely easy, take note that many features require users to have a Microsoft Passport account. Without this account number, users are unable to access some of the cooler Web features available in Money 2002. Disabling this feature is complicated, and ignoring it is virtually impossible as you are constantly being asked to sign in to Passport.

That said, many of the new features that make Money a worthwhile upgrade revolve around better Web integration and online services. The new MoneySide bar follows you around as you surf the Web, providing you with access to your financial data as you shop, invest or pay bills. You can also synchronise your Money data with MSN Money, which allows for up-to-date investing, banking and financial planning information. Other improvements show up in the areas of report and chart creation, as well as the ability to send these reports via e-mail. Finally, a new Bill Setup and Edit feature offers a central location for tracking your bills and making electronic payments.

One of the great things about Money 2002 Financial Suite is that you can use it as much or as little as you like. For example, if you just want to see how much a holiday will affect your monthly budget, the program offers a one-time expense feature to use during that month. If, on the other hand, you'd rather create a six-month plan to purchase a new SUV, Money 2002 will help you set up a budget to account for this expense over time.

Overall, Money 2002 Financial Suite is a strong and dependable tool for managing your money, which can only lead to financial gain. --Gisele Toueg

Platforms

Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP

More Details

Publisher: Microsoft SoftwareCategory: Personal FinanceBinding: CD-ROM


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