Microsoft Kills the Money Product Line [groovyNews]

Last night, on 6/23/2009, 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 ten years ago, I got a free copy of Microsoft Money from a friend at Microsoft, so I made the switch from Intuit Quicken. Bummer.

Intuit is apparently trying to cash in on the deal by advertising what appears to be a discount on its main page for existing MS Money customers. After a few clicks, however, I discovered it was 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 customersStandard Intuit Quicken 2009 Pricing

I’m not trying to make a big deal about this; I just found the Intuit/Quicken marketing a bit creative. And yes, I’ll grab a copy of Quicken off EBAY and perform 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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