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Microsoft Kills the Money Product Line [groovyNews]

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Last night I opened up my copy of Microsoft Money only to be alerted by Microsoft that they will be ending future development on the product.

About 10 years ago I got a free copy of Microsoft Money from a friend at Microsoft so I made the switch from Intuit Quicken…  oops

Intuit is obviously trying to cash in on the deal by advertising what appears to be a discount on their main page for existing MS Money customers.  After a few clicks however I discovered it’s just creative marketing.  As you can see from the shots below, the so-called discount is the standard list price offered to anyone on the website…


So-called “MS Money” Discounts:          Guy off the street prices:
So-called discount for Quicken for existing MS Money customers Standard Intuit Quicken 2009 Pricing

Not trying to make a big deal about this, just found the Intuit/Quicken marketing a bit creative… and yes, I’ll be grabbing a copy of Quicken off EBAY and performing the conversion.  I’m hoping I don’t hit the 10,000 transaction limit on the Quicken Conversation tool.  If I do, i’ll just have to wait for the update mentioned in the screenshot.

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