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I have to say, I never really liked Mint.com or QUicken or any of those programs, but recently I got a free copy of Quicken and figured I'd give it another shot. I loaded all my accounts into it, it downloaded the transactions, and then I looked at the mess of data.
After looking at it all, some accounts only showing 30 days at most, others showing 90 days of transactions, I decided that I should delete everything prior to 8/1/12, adjust the opening account balances of all the accounts to be the amount they were as of 8/1/12, and categorize transactions.
20 minutes later, I have a clear picture of what I spent that month, one click updates, and it works great. It's nice to see how much you spend on stuff, and Quicken is definitely the best one out of all of them.
My only complaint is the completely retarded loan portion of it. It can't sync with my Chase car loan, so I have to enter it manually. It can't calculate the interest correctly, it applies the full $400 payment each month as a principal payment (until I split it to match what Chase shows was interest vs principal).
Overall though, if you want a clear picture of your net worth, want to track your spending, and have an easy way to see everything in one place, Quicken is great.
FYI: I'm not affiliated with them and I don't get any money for this. I just felt like writing a short review of it.
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