My problem with Quicken is
that fewer and fewer of my financial institutions make their data available in the form that Quicken recognizes. For me, the advantage to Quicken was that I could download recent transactions straight into the program. It was a lot faster to go through and reconcile that way than it is if I have to manually enter all the transactions.
I have my own business and Quicken does make it easy come tax time to track expenses for tax purposes, but I’m looking into switching to a different program that will recognize the form in which my bank offers the information for download.
Since I did my own taxes for the first time this year, and chose TaxCut, I’d like the program to be compatible with that program as well.