Originally Posted by pb4uski
So where is the cash... in your mattress?
I don't see spending $70 or so every three years for an upgrade as a burden given the functionality I get from Quicken.
For me, maintenance is a breeze. Virtually every account I have is defined to Quicken so I kick-off One Step Update and then review/accept transactions. Usually 5 minutes or so two-three times a week to have up to date data.
The other nice thing about having everything in Quicken is I can easily monitor our long-term forecast through Lifetime Planner.
Cash is split between a cash management account at Fidelity, which we use like a bank, and Ally, where we earn 0.9% on money we won't need for a year or more.
The cost of Quicken was never the issue. It was the disabling of online capabilities. It they want to stop supporting, that's fine. But to render the software useless is unacceptable. Plus, the free online tools do everything I need and are easier to use.