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.
Money 2007 Premium vs. Quicken 2007 Premier
Investors basking in the relative prosperity of 2006 over 2005 may look to 2007 as the year to get their financial households in (better) order. Those looking to manage all of their financial accounts under a single canopy or hoping to get a better handle on their spending or debt may be in need of a personal finance software package. These types of programs help users answer key financial questions: What do I have? How am I doing? and, How can I do better? Today, the personal finance landscape is dominated by two heavyweights—Intuit and Microsoft. Both companies offer several flavors of their popular Quicken and Money programs, respectively; the most robust versions are Money 2007 Premium and Quicken 2007 Premier.
This article walks you through the key offerings of both programs, including the most significant changes that have taken place since our last review of the 2005 versions. At the end, we tabulate an overall winner based on a check-box scoring system. Points are awarded with functionality and ease-of-use in mind.
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