You aren’t a dummy, of course. But here’s the deal: You don’t have to be some sort of technogeek or financial wizard to manage your financial affairs on a PC. You have other things to do, places to go, and people to meet. And that’s where Quicken 2014 For Dummies comes in.

In the pages that follow, I give you the straight scoop on how to use Quicken 2014 for Windows, without a lot of extra baggage, goofy tangential information, or misguided advice.

About This Book

This book isn’t meant to be read from cover to cover like some Scandinavian crime thriller page-turner. Rather, it’s organized into tiny, no-sweat descriptions of how to do the things you need to do. If you’re the sort of person who just doesn’t feel right not reading a book from cover to cover, you can, of course, go ahead and read this thing from front to back.

I can recommend this approach, however, only for people who have already checked the TV listings. There may, after all, be a Grimm rerun on.

To make the best use of your time and energy, you should know about the following conventions I use in this book.

When I want you to type something, such as Hydraulics screamed as the pilot lowered his landing gear, I put it in bold letters.

By the way, with Quicken, you don’t have to worry about the case of the stuff you type (except for passwords, which are case sensitive). If I tell you to type Hillary, you can type HILLARY. Or you can follow e. e. cummings’s lead and type hillary.

Whenever I describe a ...

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