"Ken Blake" wrote
So are you saying the opposite of what others here have said? That I
don't have to buy a subscription, but can just continue to do what
I've done in the past--buy a new version every 2-3 years?
No, that's not what I'm saying.
Your current non-subscription version (Q2016) will sunset exactly when it
was originally scheduled to sunset (April 2019, I believe).
When Q2016 sunsets, you will have basically two choices, if you want to
continue to download:
1.) Purchase the last remaining non-subscription version of Quicken (Q2017)
from someplace like eBay, which will give you one additional year of
downloading. When Q2017 sunsets, you will have no choice but #2 below, if
you want to continue to download.
2.) Purchase the most current subscription version, from whatever source,
for whatever length of time and price you prefer: you'll need to do some
shopping, unless you are committed to purchasing directly from Quicken (and
even there, I believe you can .
Once you have a subscription model, you will not need to make the specific
effort to upgrade to a new version: as long as you keep the subscription
current, you will get product fixes/updates that guarantee that you are
always using the most current "version" (at the most current patch level) of
If you allow the subscription to lapse, you will be able to continue using
Quicken, but you will not be able to download, get product fixes/updates, or
Quicken Support unless you re-subscribe. [I believe Starter Edition is more
restrictive in that regard.]
I suggest you read the Q2018 Subscription FAQ's, here: