An Evening with Quicken

Tom and I have 12 or 13 years of muddled Quicken that we sat down to sort through tonight.

After review, we decided to simply create a new Quicken file and start over, from scratch, with everything. It is like being born again, financially anyway, sometime in September of this year. (We dropped into the financial world like Mork…does that date me?)

It is truly delightful to have our accounts be exact–no weird patches and adjustments, like those that we made over the years to account for mistakes, changing relationships (when we kept expenses separated before we got married, for instance), software upgrades and the transition between downloadable statements and hand entering everything.

We are starting with a clean slate–it’s lovely. Perhaps we won’t dread updating Quicken now. (A woman can hope!)

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