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Day #3.5 – Quicken For One of My Sexy Canadians :)

by J. Money on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

quicken home and business 2012I just got an email from the fine folks of Intuit’s Canadian division, and thought I’d sneak this in while it’s giveaway week here at BudgetsAreSexy :) If you’ve been looking for some good family budget software, or always wanted to try out Quicken Home & Business, now’s your chance to win a FREE copy!

Here’s what their site says about Quicken Home & Business 2012:

See where your money goes, monitor your investments and manage your home-based business finances with Quicken Home & Business. This home business software has all the tools of Quicken Cash Manager – plus:

  • Helps you choose the TFSA account type when setting up an investment account
  • Lets you review and work with transactions from your spending, asset and liability accounts with the All Transactions register
  • A projected account balances graph that shows you how much money you have left after upcoming bills and income
  • NEW! Create a customized plan to reduce debt with new user-friendly interactive tools that make it easy to stick to your plan

If you want a chance to win this (a $109.99 value), tell us how you’ll use this, or who you’ll give it to, and you’ll be entered! We’ll announce the winner w/ all the others on Sunday night, and we’ll use Random.org to pick it.  Hurry up and get your answers in by Saturday (Dec 17th) at midnight, and you’ll be entered to win.  Yay financial management!


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1 Kelli December 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I would definitely keep this for myself and use it to finally have an official budget. I’ve never actually used any money management software nor have I even sat down with pen and paper and TRULY budgeted. And I need to! So this would be a great way to start.

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2 LIndsay December 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm

That would be amazing! I just started tracking my purchases more closely, and this would definitely help!

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3 Kelli December 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Oops, is the Quicken giveaway only for Canadians? If so, then plese delete my entry since I’m in the U.S. :)

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4 Laura December 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Yay a gift for Canadians! I would keep it for myself and use it to really keep a good eye on our spending while we’re working our way out of debt!

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5 Robin December 14, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Yay for Canada! (I’m not entering because I am a Canuck in the US) but just wanted to say thanks for the Canadian shout out, J!

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6 Veronica December 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Ooooh, pick me, pick me! I run a small business and this would be PERFECT for me to use! Each year I enter my transactions into an ugly excel spreadsheet which doesn’t help me budget or give me useful charts to look at.

I read your blog all the time J$ – I feel bad now for only now posting a comment when it’s for a chance to win something but in any case, hello from Vancouver, BC!

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7 J. Money December 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Haha… y’all are funny :) I love each and every one of you Canadians whether you comment or not! I’m glad I finally have something *JUST* for you guys – you make my 2nd % readership – woo!

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8 WandaB December 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm

My hubby would really love to retire in a few years and this software would be such a big help!!

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9 Melissa December 14, 2011 at 11:00 pm

We Canadians love you, J. Money!!

I would love to win this! I just recently (as in, a couple of weeks ago) left my full-time job to pursue a freelance career (!!!) and this would be so useful in getting going, and managing my finances. Currently I use Mint and a good old pad and and paper, but I fear it will only take me so far. Pretty please?

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10 Kris December 15, 2011 at 12:32 am

A Canadian giveaway! How cool. :)

I would use it myself – I use Mint right now, but the fact is, it does not integrate with a lot of my investment accounts, so I’m still tracking way too many things manually in Excel!

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11 Katherine December 15, 2011 at 1:34 am

I have a few family members whom could really use this money tracking tool. They are concidering filing bankruptcy.:(

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12 Nate December 15, 2011 at 2:27 am

Integrate, but separate, my personal and small business finances.

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13 Gerro December 15, 2011 at 3:54 am

I have been a Quicken user since 2000. Been using it to manage my finance and investment. This will upgrade my copy of Quicken 2008 H&B. Very much needed!

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14 Sustainable PF December 15, 2011 at 8:48 am

I would, manage my blogging and work income, household finances and all that Jazz. Greetings from Ontario (Canada!).

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15 ib December 15, 2011 at 10:55 am

I would love to win this, right now we’re just using excel and I’m starting to drown in too many spreadsheets.

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16 Steeb December 15, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I would keep this one as a ‘Merry Christmas to Me’ gift. This would replace the spreadsheets that I make myself, and would allow me to get the charts / graphs that I love but “will get around to making in Excel someday”.

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17 JohnnyLightning December 16, 2011 at 2:04 am

This would be perfect for me. I’m looking to start a small home-based business in 2012 and could use the brilliant software to quicken my progress to financial independence. =)

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18 BradC December 16, 2011 at 10:13 am

I would give this to my wife, or my dad – both love to budget and would definitely get great use out of it.

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19 KimD December 16, 2011 at 10:14 am

Yay!! I would so keep this. my currently budgeting is a clunky amount of spreadsheets. this would be great!

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20 Stacy December 16, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I would definitely keep this for myself and take advantage of being able to download the info from my bank to the software – track my spending (yike) and stay on budget.

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21 Michelle December 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I would use this for myself!

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22 Matt December 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I am sure I have a Canadian friend that I could give this to .

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23 pops December 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Shop to the credit limit,and more till they freeze card,,100 towards credit card.

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24 Romeo December 17, 2011 at 10:32 am

I have friends from Canada so it makes me eligible, right? I would give this away on my blog to one of my Canadian readers.

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25 Nicole December 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm

This will be my first time using Quicken. Always wanted a better way than Excel. This will be a gift to myself

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26 SophieW December 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Greeting from Halifax, Nova Scotia :)

This one would definitely stay with me! I’ve been using a combination of excel and gnucash and it works but incredibly time consuming! Just the thought of using Quicken instead makes me tingley all over ;)

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27 lori December 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

I would give it to my friend who struggles with managing her money.

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28 J. Money December 18, 2011 at 12:02 am

***GIVEAWAY NOW OVER***

Thanks for participating everyone, we’ll be announcing the winner shortly! :)

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