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  • After 12 years of use I share the angst and disappointment of loyal Money users round the world at being abandoned by Microsoft on this important software. It is exacerbated by the lack of alternatives that pack the features of MS Money. I've resigned myself to soldiering on using the program till it somehow no longer works; although soon it appears that we will loose the automatic-pricing-update feature, requiring us to manually update our portfolios (I appreciate there are work-rounds being developed that will fill the gaps that Microsoft leaves us with).

    Not sure how the software business works, but can't someone buy the rights to the software from Microsoft and somehow keep it going? If the answer is “no, not possible”, what surprises me is that there does not seem to be any company stepping forward to deliver consumers something robust to migrate to. Are there no software entrepreneurs willing to take the opportunity to develop a top-notch, no compromises Money alternative; something even BETTER than MS Money?

    Thanks for allowing me to ask my questions and vent my frustrations.


    Thursday, November 25, 2010 5:19 PM

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  • I share your      anguish, but we have to deal with what is.

    Consider Quicken if you are in the US. The migration uses Money 2007 or Money Plus (even Sunset) to migrate your Money file pretty completely to Quicken. Their converter works very well. The Money crew worked with Quicken, and one of them wrote the converter.

    Friday, November 26, 2010 12:09 AM
  • I am also very despaired that MS money is allowed to pass away in this manner.  I have been reluctant to switch to Quicken, but fear that I may have to someday....

    Can I ask any Quicken users here a question or two?  Does Quicken update INTERNATIONAL stock prices?  If so which system (yahoo finance? MSN money?) does it use?  And does it support multi-currency?





    Friday, November 26, 2010 3:26 AM