About the Author
Stephen L. Nelson is a CPA in Redmond, Washington. Nelson has an undergraduate degree in accounting, a Master of Business Administration degree in finance, and a Master of Science degree in taxation. He’s spent three decades helping individuals, real estate investors, and businesses manage their finances — usually, in part, by better use of computer systems such as Quicken.
As corny as it sounds, Steve truly enjoys writing books that make using personal computers easier and more fun. In fact, a substantiated rumor that appeared first in The Wall Street Journal says Steve has written more than 150 computer books.
Steve is the best-selling author on the Quicken product. In fact, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., recently tallied up Steve’s Quicken For Dummies sales — and darned if the publisher hasn’t printed more than one million copies!
I want to acknowledge the help of two groups. First, a huge thanks to the wonderful folks at Intuit who helped me by providing the beta software and other friendly assistance for this and past editions of this book, especially including Roger Kimble, Dale Knievel, Laura Messerschmitt, Aaron Patzer, Kjirsten Petersen, and Jayme Ringer.
Another big thank-you goes to the editorial folks at John Wiley & Sons, Inc., including Kevin Kirschner (project editor), Barry Childs-Helton and Teresa Artman (copy editors), and Bob Woerner (acquisitions editor). Thanks also to David Ringstrom for his technical assistance and superb ...