Quicken alternative Moneyspire

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to point out there is a pretty good Quicken alternative for M
ac and Windows called Moneyspire. Lots of Quicken users have been switching
over to Moneyspire because they have been dissatisfied with Quicken and th
e direction it has been heading over the years. Check Moneyspire out and gi
ve it a try if you are interested. Their website is
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Reply to
George
George wrote on 8/11/2016 11:10 PM:
Can you pay bills with it by writing checks in register and then uploading that info to your bank?
Reply to
Alek
Does Moneyspire download transactions from all the FIs that Quicken does, especially FIs such as Vanguard, Fidelity, Schwab, etc? Does it provide the toolset that Q does such as Asset Allocation modeling and rebalancing values, modeling, etc?
I haven't looked at Moneyspire for a while, but at that time, it was deemed by me and others as a very poor alternative. Maybe they changed since then.
Lastly, the statement that users have changed "because they have been dissatisfied with Quicken and the direction it has been heading over the years" to me is not even a valid comment now since Intuit recently sold Q, and we have yet to see what the new owners of the product have in mind.
Reply to
Andrew
George wrote on 8/11/2016 11:10 PM:
Can you pay bills with it by writing checks in register and then uploading that info to your bank? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That is one of the silliest ways to pay a bill that I can think of...other than writing out a check, putting it in an envelope, then mailing it, of course.
Reply to
Sharx35
Can you tell us why?
Yes, an excellent point. Now is not the time to make a change away from Quicken.
Reply to
Ken Blake
I've wriiten a grand total of about 3 paper checks in the last 24 months. I pay all my bills with the no charge electronic bill payment system my bank offers at no charge.
Reply to
Arthur Conan Doyle
I pay all my bills through Quicken's sending the payments, or for utilities, credit cards, etc. though auto-pay from my bank. But I have a few service people (maid, gardener, etc.) that I write a check to when they are here; they don't want to wait for a check to arrive in the mail. So I probably write some 40 or so paper checks a year
Reply to
Ken Blake
Arthur Conan Doyle wrote on 8/12/2016 3:58 PM:
I haven't written a paper check in 10 years!
Does that payment system categorize your payments into tax categories? If you pay a credit card bill, can you separate the individual transactions?
Reply to
Alek
Getting back to Moneyspire (the philosophy of why some people pay bills via Quicken and calling it 'silly' is not what this thread is about), I'm waiting for George to get back to us with any updates and feature capabilities of Moneyspire.
Reply to
Andrew
Arthur Conan Doyle wrote on 8/12/2016 3:58 PM:
My bank does not charge me to use Quicken.
Reply to
Alek
Alex, keep this on topic. Enough of using quicken to pay bills. You'll never make any points in a discussion about this anyway. His way has been the only way for years.
Reply to
Andrew
See my reply on 8/12 which linked to a prior discussion re: Moneyspire ... and specifically about problems that 2 of us encountered with importing data.
Reply to
danbrown
Just wanted to let you know the latest versions of Moneyspire have improved importing greatly. The app is much improved. Give it another try :)
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georgie83

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