Quicken 2008 For Dummies
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.
Part I: Zen, Quicken, and the Big Picture.
Chapter 1: Setting Up Shop.
Chapter 2: Introduction to the Big Picture.
Chapter 3: Maximum Fun, Maximum Profits.
Part II: The Absolute Basics.
Chapter 4: Checkbook on a Computer.
Chapter 5: Printing 101.
Chapter 6: Online and In Charge.
Chapter 7: Reports, Charts, and Other Cool Tools.
Chapter 8: A Matter of Balance.
Chapter 9: Housekeeping for Quicken.
Chapter 10: Compound Interest Magic and Other Mysteries.
Part III: Home Finances.
Chapter 11: Credit Cards, Petty Cash, and PayPal.
Chapter 12: Other People’s Money.
Chapter 13: Mutual Funds.
Chapter 14: Stocks and Bonds.
Part IV: Serious Business.
Chapter 15: Payroll.
Chapter 16: Profits, Losses, Receivables, and Payables.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: (Slightly More Than) Ten Questions I’m Frequently Asked about Quicken.
Chapter 18: (Almost) Ten Tips on How Not to Become a Millionaire.
Chapter 19: (Almost) Ten Troubleshooting Tips.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Quick-and-Dirty Windows Vista.
Appendix B: Glossary of Business, Financial, and Computer Terms.
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!