Quicken 2012: Top Features
Justin | On 09, Aug 2012
Intuit Quicken 2012 is personal finance management software developed by Intuit. The four major versions of Quicken 2012 include Quicken Starter Edition, Quicken Deluxe, Quicken Premier and Quicken Home & Business Edition. Learn about the top features in Quicken 2012 and find out how to better manage your finances.
The Starter Edition allows you to see all your accounts in one place with just one password, and avoid the hassle of going to multiple websites. With Quicken Deluxe, you will be able to see all your checking, savings, credit card, loan, investments, and retirement accounts in one place, so you’ll know exactly where you are spending your money. With Quicken Premier, you can see changes in assets, liabilities, and net worth with one click, so you can maximize your portfolio and make more informed investment choices.
Quicken Home & Business Edition can manage all the personal and home based business accounts together in one place, including banking, credit card, loan, 401(k), and investing accounts. As Quicken downloads all income and expenses from the banks, brokerages, and financial institutions, users need not enter the transactions manually.
Top Features and Benefits of Quicken 2012
Tracking and categorizing expenses
Know where you are spending, and where you can save. Quicken automatically tracks and categorizes your expenses such as groceries, entertainment, and more, so you don’t have to edit them manually. You can monitor anytime your total financial status for the week, month or year.
Maximizing deductions and simplifying taxes
Quicken 2012 captures all your deductions, including mileage and expenses for specific jobs, or even household expenses that you can partially write off. The business tax deduction summary shows your tax deduction status throughout the year to help you avoid any surprises. At tax time, you can save time by generating Schedule C reports for your accountant. You can also export your data directly to TurboTax to prepare your taxes quickly and accurately.
Reduce your debt
Quicken 2012 can help you create a plan to reduce or even eliminate your debt. Easy-to-use tools let you customize your plan and see how much interest you can save.
Comprehensive planning tools
With comprehensive investing and planning tools, you can easily track, analyze, and optimize your investment portfolio. You can see changes in assets, liabilities, and net worth with just one click.
Easily uncover any unusual activity
As it is easy to review your transactions, you can quickly spot anything that looks inaccurate or out of place. If a transaction requires follow-up, you can flag it with a reminder.
Getting useful tips from other Quicken users
With Quicken’s Live Community, you can get help and advice from other Quicken users without ever leaving Quicken. If you have a question about something specific you are trying to do, just look to Live Community on the right of the Quicken screen for the answer.
Importing from Microsoft Money
If you have been using Microsoft Money personal finance software, Intuit can help you transfer your valuable financial information to Quicken. With easy-to-use Data Converter tool, you will be up and running with Quicken in practically no time.