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Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by NavyIC3 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:33 am

Quicken Premiere wants $79.99 for a one year renewal. I like Quicken and want to stay with it. Anyone get any better deals?

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by WoodSpinner » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:17 am

There are better deals around Thanksgiving if you can wait.....

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by RickBoglehead » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:20 am

I've read (but not tried) that you can simply purchase the least expensive legal copy from a site like Amazon, and then use the authorization code to extend your current subscription. Amazon offers 14 months for just under $40.
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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by cccheel » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:14 am

Buy a 1-year subscription on eBay and just apply the code. Voila. I paid $35 a few weeks ago.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by NavyIC3 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:18 pm

cccheel wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:14 am
Buy a 1-year subscription on eBay and just apply the code. Voila. I paid $35 a few weeks ago.
Which code are you talking about? Is it the original activation key that came with my current subscription?

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by stan1 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:00 pm

cccheel wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:14 am
Buy a 1-year subscription on eBay and just apply the code. Voila. I paid $35 a few weeks ago.
Is this for an initial subscription purchase to upgrade from an old non-subscription version or for an annual renewal for a subscription product purchased in prior years?

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Post by GuyInFL » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:56 pm

Sam's club is $40

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by RickBoglehead » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:26 pm

NavyIC3 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:18 pm
cccheel wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:14 am
Buy a 1-year subscription on eBay and just apply the code. Voila. I paid $35 a few weeks ago.
Which code are you talking about? Is it the original activation key that came with my current subscription?
Yes. Amazon gives you 14 months.
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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by SimonJester » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:20 am

NavyIC3 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:18 pm
cccheel wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:14 am
Buy a 1-year subscription on eBay and just apply the code. Voila. I paid $35 a few weeks ago.
Which code are you talking about? Is it the original activation key that came with my current subscription?
When you buy quicken it will come with a new activation code. These codes are good for two years so watch out for that as well.
As other pointed out goto Amazon or Sams and rebuy the 2019 quicken, or wait for Thanksgiving and buy the 2020 for the new activation code.
You can apply the code any time during the last 6 months of your current subscription.
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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by RickBoglehead » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:23 am

SimonJester wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:20 am
NavyIC3 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:18 pm
cccheel wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:14 am
Buy a 1-year subscription on eBay and just apply the code. Voila. I paid $35 a few weeks ago.
Which code are you talking about? Is it the original activation key that came with my current subscription?
When you buy quicken it will come with a new activation code. These codes are good for two years so watch out for that as well.
As other pointed out goto Amazon or Sams and rebuy the 2019 quicken, or wait for Thanksgiving and buy the 2020 for the new activation code.
You can apply the code any time during the last 6 months of your current subscription.
That's not quite correct.

Quicken is sold in various configurations. I've seen 1 year, 14 months (seems to be Amazon exclusive offer), and 2 years. Make sure you know the length of subscription that you are purchasing.
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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by SimonJester » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:27 am

RickBoglehead wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:23 am
SimonJester wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:20 am
NavyIC3 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:18 pm
cccheel wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:14 am
Buy a 1-year subscription on eBay and just apply the code. Voila. I paid $35 a few weeks ago.
Which code are you talking about? Is it the original activation key that came with my current subscription?
When you buy quicken it will come with a new activation code. These codes are good for two years so watch out for that as well.
As other pointed out goto Amazon or Sams and rebuy the 2019 quicken, or wait for Thanksgiving and buy the 2020 for the new activation code.
You can apply the code any time during the last 6 months of your current subscription.
That's not quite correct.

Quicken is sold in various configurations. I've seen 1 year, 14 months (seems to be Amazon exclusive offer), and 2 years. Make sure you know the length of subscription that you are purchasing.
Im not talking about the length of the subscription, the codes themselves have an expiration date. Its small and printed on the back of the quicken box. For example my Quicken 2019 purchase of 14 months subscription from Amazon has a code expiration date of December 31 2020.
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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by michaeljc70 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 am

I have Quicken 2017. As I understand it, I am good until April 30, 2020. So, does it make sense to buy a code if they have a big sale during the holidays this year? $40 for 14 months isn't that bad. $79 for a year I'd rather not pay (but probably would if it was the only option). I have 25 years of data in Quicken.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by MarkVH0518 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:53 am

michaeljc70 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 am
I have Quicken 2017. As I understand it, I am good until April 30, 2020. So, does it make sense to buy a code if they have a big sale during the holidays this year? $40 for 14 months isn't that bad. $79 for a year I'd rather not pay (but probably would if it was the only option). I have 25 years of data in Quicken.
I have Q17 and have no intention of moving to the subscription model.
Yes, I will likely lose one-step updates, but in the past I have used qif to download and will be doing that in the future.
QuickenPerlWiz sells a program to modify downloaded data for Quicken. I've done it before myself, but his program is more capable.
I'm retired and 60+, so I might just stop dividend reinvestment to simplify the updates
since I'll be regularly needing to take cash from retirement accounts anyway.

I realize that's a lot of ifs, especially if you are not comfortable with computer data formatting.
I love the capabilities of Quicken, but I have them.
I don't need to pay $40 to $70 per year for no additional capabilities.

Mark

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by michaeljc70 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:07 am

MarkVH0518 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:53 am
michaeljc70 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 am
I have Quicken 2017. As I understand it, I am good until April 30, 2020. So, does it make sense to buy a code if they have a big sale during the holidays this year? $40 for 14 months isn't that bad. $79 for a year I'd rather not pay (but probably would if it was the only option). I have 25 years of data in Quicken.
I have Q17 and have no intention of moving to the subscription model.
Yes, I will likely lose one-step updates, but in the past I have used qif to download and will be doing that in the future.
QuickenPerlWiz sells a program to modify downloaded data for Quicken. I've done it before myself, but his program is more capable.
I'm retired and 60+, so I might just stop dividend reinvestment to simplify the updates
since I'll be regularly needing to take cash from retirement accounts anyway.

I realize that's a lot of ifs, especially if you are not comfortable with computer data formatting.
I love the capabilities of Quicken, but I have them.
I don't need to pay $40 to $70 per year for no additional capabilities.

Mark
I have a background in software development. However downloading dividends/transactions from 4 investment accounts (HSA, tIRA, Roth and taxable), transactions from my checking account and multiple credit cards is not something I want to do manually or put the time into automating. Not to mention who knows when Quicken will make changes to the formats and when/if companies will stop offering QIF downloads. Especially when I can pay around $3 a month.

Even if you stop dividend reinvestment, you still have to record the dividends if you want accurate records. In my case 4 investment accounts utilizing a 3 fund portfolio would be 6 (some funds are duplicated in different accounts) *4=24 transactions per year. Then there is interest on cash or MM funds too monthly. I probably also download 25 credit cards transactions a month at least. There are maybe 15 checking account transactions per month.

I also like to download almost daily for two reasons: 1) detect fraud 2) when the transaction is fresh in my mind so I can properly categorize it. There is no way I am going to do the QIFs for every account multiple times per week. Of course, everyone needs to do what makes sense for themselves. I love being able to slice and dice all the data and consider it more of a hobby than a necessity (though it definitely is useful for some things) since my aggressive saving days are over.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by RickBoglehead » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:09 am

michaeljc70 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 am
I have Quicken 2017. As I understand it, I am good until April 30, 2020. So, does it make sense to buy a code if they have a big sale during the holidays this year? $40 for 14 months isn't that bad. $79 for a year I'd rather not pay (but probably would if it was the only option). I have 25 years of data in Quicken.
You have no idea what will be offered next April.

I had Quicken 2016, so this April was my deadline. I found that I couldn't download from within Quicken, nor sign onto a bank's website and download into Quicken. I found a copy of Quicken 2018, with a 2 year subscription, on ebay. Seller looked legit, answered a bunch of questions, verified they had not even opened it to find code. Cost was $33.39 including shipping for 24 months. I decided to risk it. That same version can be found on Ebay right now for $38 shipped.
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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by michaeljc70 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:13 am

RickBoglehead wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:09 am
michaeljc70 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 am
I have Quicken 2017. As I understand it, I am good until April 30, 2020. So, does it make sense to buy a code if they have a big sale during the holidays this year? $40 for 14 months isn't that bad. $79 for a year I'd rather not pay (but probably would if it was the only option). I have 25 years of data in Quicken.
You have no idea what will be offered next April.

I had Quicken 2016, so this April was my deadline. I found that I couldn't download from within Quicken, nor sign onto a bank's website and download into Quicken. I found a copy of Quicken 2018, with a 2 year subscription, on ebay. Seller looked legit, answered a bunch of questions, verified they had not even opened it to find code. Cost was $33.39 including shipping for 24 months. I decided to risk it. That same version can be found on Ebay right now for $38 shipped.
Right, but if I buy a code now (or the next few months), can't I use it 5/1/2020? Deluxe is $40 on Amazon for 14 months. Oddly enough, it is cheaper to get the disc than the download (which is $50). Can I buy that $40 code on Amazon and start it on 5/1/2020?

When you buy a subscription (Amazon says Quicken 2019) do you get free upgrades? Like if I buy 2019 now and 2020 comes out and I have 8 months left on my subscription, do I get the upgrade? I'm not clear if the "subscription" is for only data connectivity or the software overall.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by RickBoglehead » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:58 am

michaeljc70 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:13 am
RickBoglehead wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:09 am
michaeljc70 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 am
I have Quicken 2017. As I understand it, I am good until April 30, 2020. So, does it make sense to buy a code if they have a big sale during the holidays this year? $40 for 14 months isn't that bad. $79 for a year I'd rather not pay (but probably would if it was the only option). I have 25 years of data in Quicken.
You have no idea what will be offered next April.

I had Quicken 2016, so this April was my deadline. I found that I couldn't download from within Quicken, nor sign onto a bank's website and download into Quicken. I found a copy of Quicken 2018, with a 2 year subscription, on ebay. Seller looked legit, answered a bunch of questions, verified they had not even opened it to find code. Cost was $33.39 including shipping for 24 months. I decided to risk it. That same version can be found on Ebay right now for $38 shipped.
Right, but if I buy a code now (or the next few months), can't I use it 5/1/2020? Deluxe is $40 on Amazon for 14 months. Oddly enough, it is cheaper to get the disc than the download (which is $50). Can I buy that $40 code on Amazon and start it on 5/1/2020?

When you buy a subscription (Amazon says Quicken 2019) do you get free upgrades? Like if I buy 2019 now and 2020 comes out and I have 8 months left on my subscription, do I get the upgrade? I'm not clear if the "subscription" is for only data connectivity or the software overall.
There are no more upgrades. Quicken is now a subscription model, the software constantly updates. Whether you buy 2018, 2019 or 2020, you end up with the most current version at allr times.

As long as the expiration code, as described in an earlier post, is after 5/1/2020, you would be all set.
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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by TierArtz » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:27 pm

I successfully reviewed Quicken 2019 Premier this AM. I changed to the subscription pattern (update from 2016) via an initial 2-year plan two years ago (Nov 02, 2017).

Nags to extend for a year recently began when opening Quicken; I think for $79.99.

I bought 2019 Premier via Amazon for $43.00 and received the disk yesterday. After opening my existing program, I tired simply entering the activation code (Help > Enter Activation Code) that came with the new CD and was notified the code was invalid.

After a data backup, I installed the program from the disk and was not asked for a code. After logging into my Quicken.com account again, I noted my expiration date was still November 2019. Next, I used the menu of the newly (re)installed program: Help > Enter Activation Code, and entered the code. It worked! And, my account on-line was updated to Nov 2020.

Hopefully the above will spare somebody some frustration.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by Always passive » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:27 pm

Next month my subscription ends. My plan is to do all the entries by hand once a month (I have been doing that for most of them for a while). I understand that I will continue to be able to do that. Is that correct?

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Post by NavyIC3 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:11 pm

TierArtz wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:27 pm
I successfully reviewed Quicken 2019 Premier this AM. I changed to the subscription pattern (update from 2016) via an initial 2-year plan two years ago (Nov 02, 2017).

Nags to extend for a year recently began when opening Quicken; I think for $79.99.

I bought 2019 Premier via Amazon for $43.00 and received the disk yesterday. After opening my existing program, I tired simply entering the activation code (Help > Enter Activation Code) that came with the new CD and was notified the code was invalid.

After a data backup, I installed the program from the disk and was not asked for a code. After logging into my Quicken.com account again, I noted my expiration date was still November 2019. Next, I used the menu of the newly (re)installed program: Help > Enter Activation Code, and entered the code. It worked! And, my account on-line was updated to Nov 2020.

Hopefully the above will spare somebody some frustration.
Thanks for the info on the install. Did it install into the original folder and overwrite or into a new folder?

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Always passive wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Next month my subscription ends. My plan is to do all the entries by hand once a month (I have been doing that for most of them for a while). I understand that I will continue to be able to do that. Is that correct?
Yes.
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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by RickBoglehead » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:36 pm

TierArtz wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:27 pm
I successfully reviewed Quicken 2019 Premier this AM. I changed to the subscription pattern (update from 2016) via an initial 2-year plan two years ago (Nov 02, 2017).

Nags to extend for a year recently began when opening Quicken; I think for $79.99.

I bought 2019 Premier via Amazon for $43.00 and received the disk yesterday. After opening my existing program, I tired simply entering the activation code (Help > Enter Activation Code) that came with the new CD and was notified the code was invalid.

After a data backup, I installed the program from the disk and was not asked for a code. After logging into my Quicken.com account again, I noted my expiration date was still November 2019. Next, I used the menu of the newly (re)installed program: Help > Enter Activation Code, and entered the code. It worked! And, my account on-line was updated to Nov 2020.

Hopefully the above will spare somebody some frustration.
Any chance your version prior to 2019 was not Premier?
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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by TierArtz » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:18 pm

I need to look up/experiment how to quote to better answer questions. Also, I renewed, not reviewed Quicken Premier 2019 :oops:

To RickBoglehead: My installed version was definitely Premier. I found the original package (2-year membership to 2018 Quicken Premier), which was frequently updated via the subscription to 2019 Premier.

To Navy IC3, the update overwrote into the same directory. The process claimed to remove the existing version first (was actually the same version). Regardless, there are sub-directories with today's date in the folder I want Quicken to exist in, some older files in that same folder, and no evidence of installation elsewhere. It may have been possible to direct the install to a new directory, but I think I saw it was going to the right place. FWIW, I hate programs that assume everyone wants the install to be on the C-Drive (not me!) and don't offer other options.

13 months from now, I may experiment with the cheapest digital download option I can find to avoid wasting plastic; at least I recycle.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by NavyIC3 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:26 pm

TierArtz wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:18 pm
I need to look up/experiment how to quote to better answer questions. Also, I renewed, not reviewed Quicken Premier 2019 :oops:

To RickBoglehead: My installed version was definitely Premier. I found the original package (2-year membership to 2018 Quicken Premier), which was frequently updated via the subscription to 2019 Premier.

To Navy IC3, the update overwrote into the same directory. The process claimed to remove the existing version first (was actually the same version). Regardless, there are sub-directories with today's date in the folder I want Quicken to exist in, some older files in that same folder, and no evidence of installation elsewhere. It may have been possible to direct the install to a new directory, but I think I saw it was going to the right place. FWIW, I hate programs that assume everyone wants the install to be on the C-Drive (not me!) and don't offer other options.

13 months from now, I may experiment with the cheapest digital download option I can find to avoid wasting plastic; at least I recycle.
Thanks for the update.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by Dottie57 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:00 pm

I hate subscriptions!

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by prd1982 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:22 pm

Dottie57 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:00 pm
I hate subscriptions!
But it makes sense in Quicken's environment. Quicken is really a 2-part product:
1. A desktop application
2. A back-end server that handles interactions with financial institutions (e.g. downloading bank, credit card, investment transactions).

People keep saying that should not have to pay for yearly support. But they are only thinking of the desktop portion. The back=end server has to be frequently updated because of changes at the banks. Note that Quicken does a lot of screen-scraping so when banks change their web site, Quicken has to change. I believe the Quicken support team spends a lot of time on this. It appears that back-end service issues is the #1 problem reported. So it seems reasonable to me that Quicken charge people a subscription cost to re-coop these expenses (and make a profit).

It is my understanding that the manual processes of Quicken will continue to work if you stop paying the subscription, although I gather you see a lot of "in your face" warnings/offers to re-subscribe.

Quicken has required a renewal for online services for years, including before they started calling it a subscription. What has really changed is that the price has gone up a lot.

Quicken also has a mobile/cloud component, but I have never used it.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by Dottie57 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:04 pm

prd1982 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:22 pm
Dottie57 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:00 pm
I hate subscriptions!
But it makes sense in Quicken's environment. Quicken is really a 2-part product:
1. A desktop application
2. A back-end server that handles interactions with financial institutions (e.g. downloading bank, credit card, investment transactions).

People keep saying that should not have to pay for yearly support. But they are only thinking of the desktop portion. The back=end server has to be frequently updated because of changes at the banks. Note that Quicken does a lot of screen-scraping so when banks change their web site, Quicken has to change. I believe the Quicken support team spends a lot of time on this. It appears that back-end service issues is the #1 problem reported. So it seems reasonable to me that Quicken charge people a subscription cost to re-coop these expenses (and make a profit).

It is my understanding that the manual processes of Quicken will continue to work if you stop paying the subscription, although I gather you see a lot of "in your face" warnings/offers to re-subscribe.

Quicken has required a renewal for online services for years, including before they started calling it a subscription. What has really changed is that the price has gone up a lot.

Quicken also has a mobile/cloud component, but I have never used it.
When I used Quicken, I never used the connection to banks but input manually. I can see the maintenance of connectivity as needing an annual fee, but not the other.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by Always passive » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:19 am

Dottie57 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:04 pm
prd1982 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:22 pm
Dottie57 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:00 pm
I hate subscriptions!
But it makes sense in Quicken's environment. Quicken is really a 2-part product:
1. A desktop application
2. A back-end server that handles interactions with financial institutions (e.g. downloading bank, credit card, investment transactions).

People keep saying that should not have to pay for yearly support. But they are only thinking of the desktop portion. The back=end server has to be frequently updated because of changes at the banks. Note that Quicken does a lot of screen-scraping so when banks change their web site, Quicken has to change. I believe the Quicken support team spends a lot of time on this. It appears that back-end service issues is the #1 problem reported. So it seems reasonable to me that Quicken charge people a subscription cost to re-coop these expenses (and make a profit).

It is my understanding that the manual processes of Quicken will continue to work if you stop paying the subscription, although I gather you see a lot of "in your face" warnings/offers to re-subscribe.

Quicken has required a renewal for online services for years, including before they started calling it a subscription. What has really changed is that the price has gone up a lot.

Quicken also has a mobile/cloud component, but I have never used it.
When I used Quicken, I never used the connection to banks but input manually. I can see the maintenance of connectivity as needing an annual fee, but not the other.
Further, I have always been afraid of providing account numbers and passwords to Quicken. No matter how much they assure me that the data is secured, some creative mind will find a way to get them. So for the 30 minute effort to do it manually, I have not used this feature.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by OAG » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:27 pm

Dottie57 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:04 pm
prd1982 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:22 pm
Dottie57 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:00 pm
I hate subscriptions!
But it makes sense in Quicken's environment. Quicken is really a 2-part product:
1. A desktop application
2. A back-end server that handles interactions with financial institutions (e.g. downloading bank, credit card, investment transactions).

People keep saying that should not have to pay for yearly support. But they are only thinking of the desktop portion. The back=end server has to be frequently updated because of changes at the banks. Note that Quicken does a lot of screen-scraping so when banks change their web site, Quicken has to change. I believe the Quicken support team spends a lot of time on this. It appears that back-end service issues is the #1 problem reported. So it seems reasonable to me that Quicken charge people a subscription cost to re-coop these expenses (and make a profit).

It is my understanding that the manual processes of Quicken will continue to work if you stop paying the subscription, although I gather you see a lot of "in your face" warnings/offers to re-subscribe.

Quicken has required a renewal for online services for years, including before they started calling it a subscription. What has really changed is that the price has gone up a lot.

Quicken also has a mobile/cloud component, but I have never used it.
When I used Quicken, I never used the connection to banks but input manually. I can see the maintenance of connectivity as needing an annual fee, but not the other.
For those that only need 1 (Desktop) Microsoft Money Sunset Version is still available and works fine (IMO).
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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by gd » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:16 pm

Always passive wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Next month my subscription ends. My plan is to do all the entries by hand once a month (I have been doing that for most of them for a while). I understand that I will continue to be able to do that. Is that correct?
But will you get a nag? I have 2015 and every five starts and shutdowns get several nags to update. No idea what will happen, don't want to give them a foot in the door I can't undo. Irritating, but not enough to pay $80/year for a service I actively do not want.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by abuss368 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:35 pm

NavyIC3 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:33 am
Quicken Premiere wants $79.99 for a one year renewal. I like Quicken and want to stay with it. Anyone get any better deals?
We used Quicken for many years and stopped over a decade ago. I questioned the overall value and need. I did not enjoy the time spent and want to simplify. We are better for it. I also was bothered by the nonstop upgrade with minimal changes.
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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by Always passive » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:12 am

gd wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:16 pm
Always passive wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Next month my subscription ends. My plan is to do all the entries by hand once a month (I have been doing that for most of them for a while). I understand that I will continue to be able to do that. Is that correct?
But will you get a nag? I have 2015 and every five starts and shutdowns get several nags to update. No idea what will happen, don't want to give them a foot in the door I can't undo. Irritating, but not enough to pay $80/year for a service I actively do not want.
I use Quicken to keep an historical record of activities, buys/sells which are minimal, dividends, and my monthly expenses without itemizing (the most critical and the one I look at the most because I am retired). I enter the information once a month. I think that I can put up with the adds if the program allows me to do that.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by maineminder » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:45 am

For those of you that have made the move to quicken 2019, or 2020 for that matter, I'm not quite following which version I should buy for 2020.

Since this is now subscription based, I'm finding quicken premier 2019 at a discount to 2020 from reputable retailers. If I buy a 12 month 2019 subscription isn't this the same as buying the 2020 version? Assuming the activation code for 2019 is still valid? Not finding any real deals on the 2020 version.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by RickBoglehead » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:51 am

maineminder wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:45 am
For those of you that have made the move to quicken 2019, or 2020 for that matter, I'm not quite following which version I should buy for 2020.

Since this is now subscription based, I'm finding quicken premier 2019 at a discount to 2020 from reputable retailers. If I buy a 12 month 2019 subscription isn't this the same as buying the 2020 version? Assuming the activation code for 2019 is still valid? Not finding any real deals on the 2020 version.
There are no longer any "year versions". If you buy anything that has a valid code on it, you will automatically get the most current version at all times.

Quicken Deluxe is likely enough.
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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by bampf » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:13 pm

abuss368 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:35 pm
NavyIC3 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:33 am
Quicken Premiere wants $79.99 for a one year renewal. I like Quicken and want to stay with it. Anyone get any better deals?
We used Quicken for many years and stopped over a decade ago. I questioned the overall value and need. I did not enjoy the time spent and want to simplify. We are better for it. I also was bothered by the nonstop upgrade with minimal changes.
Us as well. I essentially had all of my data from the 90's. About three or four years ago I was really annoyed with quicken (ads, buggy nature of the account updates and the constant push to get me to spend more money.) I punted it and I haven't missed it at all. My checking account register is online as are all my accounts. I have a spreadsheet I use for net worth and that is all good enough. Actually better as I don't need to spend much time doing it. I also resent the fleecing of loyal customers.

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Re: Quicken Subscription Renewal

Post by abuss368 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:09 pm

bampf wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:13 pm
abuss368 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:35 pm
NavyIC3 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:33 am
Quicken Premiere wants $79.99 for a one year renewal. I like Quicken and want to stay with it. Anyone get any better deals?
We used Quicken for many years and stopped over a decade ago. I questioned the overall value and need. I did not enjoy the time spent and want to simplify. We are better for it. I also was bothered by the nonstop upgrade with minimal changes.
Us as well. I essentially had all of my data from the 90's. About three or four years ago I was really annoyed with quicken (ads, buggy nature of the account updates and the constant push to get me to spend more money.) I punted it and I haven't missed it at all. My checking account register is online as are all my accounts. I have a spreadsheet I use for net worth and that is all good enough. Actually better as I don't need to spend much time doing it. I also resent the fleecing of loyal customers.
Makes sense. I started to only record any checks written in our paper old fashion check register (instead of regurgitating all transactions electronically posted online). We don’t write many checks. Minimal transactions run through checking account. Switched all vendor ACH drafts each month on only two calendar days. Result is online cash balance is essentially real time.
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