I thought that after a few years away from MS Money, that they would have improved the product. It imported my data from Quicken just fine, but that's where my opinion of MS Money changed.
I was stupefied that there is no way to create a custom report. There are a bazillion reports that require only a click to launch, but nowhere did I find a "Create report" feature, which was a deal killer. On top of that, it seems to me that with the multi-layered, and pervasive ways for the user to obtain services through MS Money partners, that the product should be nearly free. The program is practically an ad server. The user is also required to set up a Windows Live ID (used to be called Microsoft Passport) in order to use ANY of the online functions. You have to give them all of your major personal information: Name, address, DOB etc. The software's user agreement allows them to combine the data you give them with any and all other data they can gather about you. That too, was another serious deal breaker for me. An online service that I funnel my finances through just doesn't need to know that much about me.
Quicken isn't a whole lot better in this respect, but Quicken's product itself is MUCH better and much more customizable. I don't plan on using Quicken's online services for the same reason.
If you are starting from scratch, MS Money might not be bad, however, if you use Quicken now, you should stick with it. I am.
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