Money does everything I want it to do, and does it securely through MS's latest browser. Let me know if there is a better way of handling these downloaded statements. Since I only use it for reconciling my checkbook and savings account, it does everything I need. I prefer to use QIF files to reconcile all my accounts so it was a bit unnerving when I struck problems (and its only with some banks too). Cheers Chris Chaps, I don't know if you have this issue with Money, but I've found that some of my banks provide their downloaded QIF files in slightly different format.The Money software had matured to a stable and useful package, and there honestly wasn't much that Microsoft could do to enhance it.If they had just stopped development, but continued offering users the ability to connect online, then all would be good for most users."It might work fine for some users, but its still obsolete, unsupported software. "Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."M. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."Sir Thomas Robert Deware. There must have been a version change in Quicken at some stage but I don't really know.It also lacks some functions included in the original. I'm in the habit now of opening up every downloaded QIF file with Notepad and running a macro to change the 'P' to a 'M' before I import them.
The Money code is old and complex (written in C/C , Win32, COM for those technical folks) and it took a fair amount of time and effort to work through some hurdles, but I finally have something that works.
Feb 2010: If you're a long time user of Microsoft Money for personal finances, you were dumped in late 2009, when the mighty Microsoft decided to end the Money product cycle. Apparently, Microsoft didn't see itself competing with the new online money management sites, and didn't see financial management software as a core business.
This probably made sense, as Microsoft morphed into a large, complex, corporate beast, making strong inroads into mission-critical applications.
Back-end servers, databases, office applications, and other staples of the corporate world, are Microsoft's lifeblood.
The Money franchise had a good run, but apparently involved more risk and effort than the company was willing to accept for the income it could receive.