Buying a Computer
Trends in the computing industry and issues to consider before purchasing a new computer or upgrading your current system.
Analyzing, selecting and trading exchange-traded funds
Using investor sentiment to indentify tops and bottoms in the market.
Market Breadth & Timing
Market breadth and momentum indicators to gauge the market's overall direction.
Mutual Fund Screening & Analysis
Screening for and analyzing mutual funds.
Online Discount Brokers
In-depth reviews of online discount brokers and their tools, features and flaws.
Constructing a portfolio of investments and the issues involved, including risk management.
In-depth reviews of some of the most popular investment-related software.
Stock Screening & Analysis
Using quantitative stock screening filters to identify possible investment and analyzing individual stocks.
Determining the "true worth" of a company.
Technical Analysis & Charting
Using technical indicators and charts to help time your buy and sell decisions.
Using computerized tools and resources to prepare and file your personal income taxes.
Feature: Money 2005 Premium Vs. Quicken 2005 Premier
As the ball drops on 2004 and 2005 dawns, many of us resolve to take control of our finances, whether that means becoming better organized or trying to pare down our holiday shopping debt. Perhaps the biggest hurdle we face is figuring out what tools we need to do the job. This is where personal finance programs come in. These types of programs help users answer three financial questions: What do I have? How am I doing? and How can I do better? The two powerhouses in this area of software are Intuit and Microsoft and this comparison looks at the high-end offerings from both companies—Intuit’s Quicken 2005 Premier and Microsoft’s Money 2005 Premium.
We cover everything from the latest features both programs offer and their primary functionality to their companion Web sites. At the end of the article, we tabulate an overall winner based on a check-box scoring system. Points of functionality are graded with ease-of-use in mind.
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