We bought Quicken Cash Manager 2007 quite a while ago, during the early dawn of my interest in personal finance. The budgeting module is simple and fabulous, and me love it long time. The rest of it, however, left me flummoxed. I took one run at setting up all our accounts and labelling things, and promptly messed up the register so badly that nothing would balance out. I gave up. I checked it out again this week around the same time Gail Vaz Oxlade wrote a post on her blog about reconciling banking accounts : Once a month you'll receive a listing of all the transactions on your account for the previous month. The worst thing you can do is stick your bank statement in a drawer, ignoring it. Instead, stick it in your end-of-month-bills file. At the end of the month, gather the statement, your chequebook register/accounts book and receipts for the previous month. Sit down, sharpen your pencil and haul out your calculator. You are now ready to reconcile your bank statement. I suppose
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