If you've considered using financial software to handle your personal finances, Quicken 2008 just might be the tool you've been looking for. Quicken is America's top-selling personal finance software. It can help you manage the money for both your household and your small business, while Quicken 2008 For Dummies
can help you manage Quicken.
With the number of individual bankruptcies at an alarming level, personal financial management needs to be a priority for each of us. You don't have to be an accounting wizard to handle your personal finances on a PC, especially with the friendly, plain-English explanations in Quicken 2008 For Dummies Written by a CPA who provides consulting services on accounting and tax planning to small businesses, Quicken 2008 For Dummies shows you how to:
- Install Quicken and run Express Setup
- Handle your checkbook, pay bills, and track your income
- Monitor and assess your investments
- Track loans and credit card activity
- Understand how interest compounds and what it costs when you borrow, as well as how it adds up when you invest
- Create charts and reports to show how you're doing
- Use Quicken to handle your small business finances
- Prepare payroll and track accounts receivable and payable
Quicken 2008 For Dummies may not make managing your finances exactly fun, but it's guaranteed to make the job easier.
Stephen L. Nelson is a CPA in Redmond, Washington. Nelson has an undergraduate degree in accounting, a Master of Business Administration degree in finance, and a Master of Science degree in taxation. He's spent more than two decades helping individuals and businesses manage their finances -- usually, in part, by better use of computer systems such as Quicken. More recently, he's worked as a sole proprietor. When he wasn't doing CPA-type work, he served as controller of a small, 50-person computer software company, and also as a book publisher. As corny as it sounds, Steve truly enjoys writing books that make using personal computers easier and more fun. In fact, a substantiated rumor that appeared first in The Wall Street Journal says Steve has written more than 150 computer books. Steve is the best-selling author on the Quicken product. In fact, Wiley recently tallied up Steve's Quicken For Dummies sales -- and lo and behold, if Wiley hasn't printed more than one million copies!