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Computerized Investing > January/February 2009

Money Plus Premium vs. Quicken Premier

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by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

As we start a new year, many people resolve to get a better handle on their financial situation. The current economic climate makes such an undertaking even more important.

Personal finance programs, for the most part, allow you to track your budget, spending, banking, bills, savings, investment, retirement plans, and debt levels, all in one place. By combining with the power of the Internet, many personal finance programs allow you to pay bills electronically, and download data from financial institutions to reconcile account balances. Furthermore, you usually have the ability to get current financial data to track the values of your investment portfolios. The benefit is that all of this information is stored in a singular program.

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