Easy Microsoft Money 2004 is the perfect book for beginners who want to learn Microsoft's financial software through a visual, full-color approach. Topics include the Credit Center, Bill Estimator, portfolio customization, importing Quicken files, tracking your income and expenses, budgeting, managing account activity and much more! More than 100 tasks are covered, teaching you the basics of Money and arming you to make wise financial choices.
1. Getting Started.
Opening Money. Importing Quicken Files. Setting Up Your Password. Setting Financial-Tracking Information. Specifying Financial Priorities and Accounts. Entering Account Information. Setting Up Accounts Online. Entering Your Income Information. Selecting the Bills You Pay. Entering Living Expenses and Bills.
Using and Customizing the Toolbar. Using Menus. Creating a New File. Opening a File. Backing Up Your Files. Printing. Setting Up or Changing Your Password. Getting Help. Getting the Latest Financial Updates.
Using Alternative Views. Customizing the Task List. Modifying the Order of Categories. Collapsing or Expanding Categories. Changing Your Default Home Page.
Reviewing and Updating Account Information. Sorting Accounts. Tracking Frequent-Flyer Information. Adding a New Account. Closing and Reopening Accounts. Deleting an Account. Adding Spouse/Partner Accounts. Viewing and Organizing Account Categories. Adding a New Account Category. Renaming or Deleting an Account Category. Creating Account Classifications. Entering Payee Information. Adding a New Payee. Deleting a Payee. Setting Up Accounts Online. Getting Online Statements.
Recording Account Transactions. Adding a New Bill. Adding a New Deposit or Paycheck. Adding a New Transfer. Adding a New Investment Purchase. Modifying Bill or Deposit Information. Deleting Bill or Deposit Information. Setting Up Accounts for Electronic Pay. Paying Bills or Transferring Funds Online. Writing and Printing Checks. Reviewing Paid Bills. Searching for Account Transactions. Setting Up or Changing Bill Reminders. Balancing Accounts. Reviewing Projected Cash Flow. Adding to the Cash Flow. Editing the Cash Flow. Experimenting with Cash-Flow Scenarios.
Creating a New Budget. Viewing Budget Reports. Adding Withdrawals or Deposits to Your Budget. Reallocating Funds. Updating Budget Information. Viewing Different Budget Periods. Setting Up Reminders to Keep You on Budget. Revisiting the Cash-Flow Forecast.
Specifying Which Accounts to Pay Off. Editing Account Information. Creating or Deleting an Account. Putting More Toward Your Debt. Viewing Your Debt Reduction Plan Results. Putting Your Debt Reduction Plan Into Action.
Reviewing Existing Investments. Recording Cash Transactions for Investment Accounts. Recording Investment Transactions. Adding New Investments. Updating Investment Prices. Finding Investment and Financial News.
Viewing Reports. Customizing Reports. Creating a Favorite Reports List.
Entering Your Tax Information. Reviewing Possible Tax Deductions. Reviewing or Estimating Capital Gains. Reviewing Your Filing Status and Tax Rates. Exporting Tax Information.
Entering Your Family Information. Entering Income Information. Specifying Taxes and Inflation. Entering Savings and Investment Information. Reviewing a