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11 responses to “Intuit Did Not Kill MS Money. Microsoft Did. Slowly, Over Long Years. Here’s the Full Saga.”

  1. Devan

    Shame that is still US-centric only at this stage. Can’t wait for the to open up to international bank feeds etc. although I know that could be a real administrative and maintenance nightmare!

  2. Ben Kepes

    @Devan – check out – definitely not US centric and a little closer to you (and I) than mint is!

  3. Zoli Erdos

    pocketsmith must be better than pickpocket :-)

  4. Devan

    Thanks for the tip Ben – PocketSmith looks good!

    BTW Zoli, I believe professional pickpockets were in fact called ‘fingersmiths’ in the old days! How odd :)

  5. Zoli Erdos


    I only know about fingerfood :-)

  6. schultzter

    My first PFM was Money 99, and my story is pretty much what Zoli describes. I’d love to find something online to replace the spreadsheets and my own memory that I use now; but I have two issues:
    1) budgets always seem to refer to people who spend too much, on the other hand I just want to make sure I set aside enough to pay the electric, mortgage, etc. and I want something that will let me enter these known amounts and tell me how much to set aside each paycheque (not all payments are bi-weekly).
    2) every investment manager I’ve seen so far tracks only capital gains, which is easy to do and generates a ream of stats from which to make nice graphs but misses so many other important considerations – like revenue stream (in my case).

    Also, any idea if the death of MS Money also means the death of the online MSN Money?

    And do you know of any online PFM’s that cater to Canadians and their investments?

  7. Personal Finance Manager

    I will recommend using Desktop Budget to manage personal finances and my investment portfolio. Its the best, free, offline personal finance software I have seen so far.