Chapter 2

Getting Started with Quicken Basics

In This Chapter:

   Bookkeeping with Quicken

   Reviewing account types

   Exploring the Quicken window

   Understanding other Quicken features

   Finding help in Quicken

   Understanding data files and accounts

   Creating more accounts

Quicken is a complete personal finance software package and a useful tool for taking control of your finances. Quicken makes it easy to know what you have, how you are doing financially, and what you could do to strengthen your financial situation. If you have forgotten your high school bookkeeping class (or never took one), the following section describes some of the terminology you will encounter and how Quicken handles your financial transactions.

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