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    • Trying to be good
    • By Trying to be good 23rd Aug 17, 2:39 PM
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    Trying to be good
    Replace Microsoft Money?
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    • 23rd Aug 17, 2:39 PM
    Replace Microsoft Money? 23rd Aug 17 at 2:39 PM
    My laptop switched itself off this morning possibly terminally. I've used Microsoft Money for about 20 years, but without a laptop it's gone - what's best?

    Personal finance, multiple current, saving and credit card accounts, numerous direct debits and standing orders, utility accounts, mortgage and possibly some other stuff - pretty standard, I think!

    So what's fab out there at the moment? Any apps good enough and don't break the bank?

    Thank you!
    Mortgage Free in Three T4; target to clear (or offset) mortgage by 25 Jan 19
    £19,200 for a target Mortgage balance of £NOTHING
    £61,000 of a £20,000 target Cash ISAs
    £2,000 of a £6,000 target Savings
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    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 24th Aug 17, 1:28 PM
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    TadleyBaggie
    The biggest problem in switching away from MS Money for me is that there doesn't seem to be a way to extract the decades of data to use in something else.
    Originally posted by droopsnoot
    That's not true, 5 years ago I switched to MacBook and so needed to find an alternative to MS Money. I plumped for iBank (now Banktivity) and had no problems exporting the 10+ years of data from MS Money and importing it into the new app.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 24th Aug 17, 1:46 PM
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    getmore4less
    The main reason MSmoney was dropped it had every feature you needed for personal finance so people were not upgrading.

    Nothing comes close.
    • droopsnoot
    • By droopsnoot 25th Aug 17, 12:00 PM
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    droopsnoot
    That's not true, 5 years ago I switched to MacBook and so needed to find an alternative to MS Money. I plumped for iBank (now Banktivity) and had no problems exporting the 10+ years of data from MS Money and importing it into the new app.
    Originally posted by TadleyBaggie
    You're absolutely correct. I can't think how I never noticed the "Export" menu option before. Thanks.
    • Linton
    • By Linton 25th Aug 17, 1:09 PM
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    Linton
    The biggest problem in switching away from MS Money for me is that there doesn't seem to be a way to extract the decades of data to use in something else.

    ......
    Originally posted by droopsnoot
    Generate a report and export to Excel? I use that to analyse investment data in more complex ways than Money provides.

    Or you can export as a QIF file if your target application understands QIF. From memory I tried that some time ago and it more or less worked.
    • Trying to be good
    • By Trying to be good 25th Aug 17, 5:58 PM
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    Trying to be good
    The good news is the new, genuine, £16.99 charger from ebay has enabled my laptop to be happy again :-)

    I still think I need to future proof from MM, though, so will take a look (and keep a very up-to-date back-up)!
    Mortgage Free in Three T4; target to clear (or offset) mortgage by 25 Jan 19
    £19,200 for a target Mortgage balance of £NOTHING
    £61,000 of a £20,000 target Cash ISAs
    £2,000 of a £6,000 target Savings
    • mike6265
    • By mike6265 28th Nov 17, 2:53 PM
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    mike6265
    Banktivity
    Hi,
    So can you just export from MS Money to the Banktivity all bank accounts, stocks and shares etc?
    Does it then have the ability to update share prices?

    Mike
    • I-LOV-MONEY
    • By I-LOV-MONEY 13th Jan 18, 4:24 PM
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    I-LOV-MONEY
    money manager ex -
    Free, can handle multiple accounts, can sync acroos multiple devices ( i use android and Windows 10)

    http://www.moneymanagerex.org/
    Originally posted by Syman
    Hi. It is probably me! I have used M'soft Money for years but have now got a new (to me!) PC. I have installed this program on to it, and created a new database called 'money' (!) and got as far as trying to insert the Base Currency Selection (£) etc., and fill in the appropriate fields. Everytime it comes up with a message 'Money Management Software has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available'.

    Okay, what am I doing wrong? All I want is a simple database of my accounts, showing income and payments, regular standing orders / direct debits.

    I see some sites are offering links to the old M'soft Money 2005. a) are they safe, b) do they work? If the answers are 'yes' then I would rather go for that as something I know.

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by I-LOV-MONEY; 13-01-2018 at 4:27 PM. Reason: update
    I thank you for reading this message. Maybe you will thank me for posting it!
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 14th Jan 18, 9:35 AM
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    Dandytf
    Thanks, reply via iPad Pro
    Iíll download ms money via Asus atom laptop today!
    Very helpful though Iím currently re trying YNAB for home finances.
    I shall re try MS Money as itís been quite some time.
    sc dmp 2012 13k
    Jan 2018 8840 paid. 60% approx.
    • Farway
    • By Farway 14th Jan 18, 11:07 AM
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    Farway
    I see some sites are offering links to the old M'soft Money 2005. a) are they safe, b) do they work? If the answers are 'yes' then I would rather go for that as something I know.
    Originally posted by I-LOV-MONEY
    Not sure about the 2005 sites, but I'm still using 2004, with Windows 7, no problems
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