Microsoft Money 2006 for Dummies
This friendly guide provides everything you need to know to stay on top of your finances and make the most of your money — both your cash and your Microsoft Money 2006 software program (the Premium, Deluxe, or Standard edition). You’ll find out how to record financial transactions, analyze different investments, determine your net worth, plan for retirement, make informed financial decisions, and more.
With step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions and lots of screen shots, Microsoft Money 2006 For Dummies shows and tells you how to:
- Set up accounts and record all transactions, including charge card purchases
- Do your banking, categorize your spending and income, reconcile an account, print checks, and more
- Research and track investments
- Create a realistic budget, schedule bill payments, estimate your income tax bill, plan for retirement, and more
- Generate reports and charts that help you understand your spending habits, see where you stand financially, and improve your financial picture
- Track assets, liabilities, loans, and mortgages
- Use online banking services
You can even get really serious and use the Lifetime Planner to map out your hopes and dreams and find out if you’re on the way to achieving them. This book could be the best investment you’ll ever make!
Table of Contents
Part I: Setting Up and Starting Out.
Chapter 1: Introducing Money.
Chapter 2: The Basics.
Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Accounts.
Chapter 4: Recording Your Financial Activity.
Part II: Banking with Money.
Chapter 5: Categorizing Your Spending and Income.
Chapter 6: Reconciling, or Balancing, an Account.
Chapter 7 Writing and Printing Checks.1
Part III: Money for Investors.
Chapter 8: Setting Up Investment Accounts.
Chapter 9: Tracking the Value of Your Investments.
Chapter 10: Researching and Analyzing Your Investments.
Part IV: Getting Your Money’s Worth.
Chapter 11: Some Important Housekeeping Chores.
Chapter 12: Pinching Your Pennies.
Chapter 13: Planning for the Years Ahead.
Chapter 14: Preparing for Tax Time.
Part V: Improving Your Financial Picture.
Chapter 15: Reports and Charts for Seeing Where You Stand Financially.
Chapter 16: Tracking Assets, Liabilities, Loans, and Mortgages.
Part VI: Going Online with Money.
Chapter 17: Getting Ready to Go Online.
Chapter 18: Banking and Bill Paying Online.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Things You Should Do Periodically.
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Good Health — Financially Speaking, That Is.
Chapter 21: Ten Things to Do If You Are Self-Employed.
Chapter 22: Ten Things Ex-Quicken Users Should Know about Money.
Appendix: Glossary of Financial Terms.
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