Do you know where you money goes? Would balancing your budget take an act of Congress? Does your idea of preparing for the future involve lottery tickets?
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
Covers Premium, Deluxe, and Standard editions of Money
Use Money to save money, make money, manage money, and get your money's worth
Ever hear that it takes money to make money? Spend a little on this book and discover easy ways to set up accounts, do your banking online, research and track investments, make payments on time, even generate reports that help you understand where your money's going. Best of all, you'll find you're actually managing your money!
Discover how to
- Set up Money or update from an earlier version
- Know what your investments are worth
- Estimate your tax bill
- Track income and expenses
- Generate reports
- Plan for retirement
Peter Weverka is the bestselling author of several For Dummies books, including Office 2003 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, The Everyday Internet All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, and 29 other computer books about various topics. Peter's books have been translated into 16 languages and sold three-quarter of a million copies. His humorous articles and stories - none related to computers, thankfully - have appeared in Harper's, SPY, and other magazines for grown-ups.
Introduction. 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. Index.
MS MONEY 2006 FOR DUMMIES
For Dummies (Computers)
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