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 http://www.moneyspire.c om
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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?
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Alek wrote:

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.
> Can you pay bills with it by writing checks"
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Can you tell us why?

mind.
Yes, an excellent point. Now is not the time to make a change away from Quicken.
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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.
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Sharx35 wrote on 8/12/2016 12:44 PM:

OK. What do you suggest?
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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.
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On Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:58:54 -0600, Arthur Conan Doyle

months. I pay

offers at

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
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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?
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Alek wrote:

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.
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Yes

No, but I don't categorize payments, I do the individual charges.
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Arthur Conan Doyle wrote on 8/12/2016 3:58 PM:

My bank does not charge me to use Quicken.
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Alek wrote:

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.
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If I attempt to convert, will I be able to somehow import my quicken data file?
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On Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 9:14:16 AM UTC-5, Gary wrote:

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.
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On Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 12:18:53 PM UTC-7, danbrown wrote:

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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