When you buy Quicken, please realize that:
1) After 2 to 3 years, you can no longer import any stock/mutual fund updates (which is reasonable, since those update cost money).
2) After 3 years, you can no longer download financial statements form your bank, which is outrageous.
Banks have to pay money to support the intuit server which they will redirect the cost on to you. They also have to pay more if they want to allow mac users to download the statements.
You will get an error:
"quicken is currently unable to verify the financial institution information for this download"
You will get this error if you are on Mac (even the most updated version) or using an older version on PC.
Your copy of quicken will be completely useless after 3 years, so essentially, you have to pay them every year or two.
Unfortunately, Microsoft Money has stopped and there is little alternatives (MoneyDance, MoneyGnu seems to be the best alternative)
This is what happened when you allow a company to gain monopoly on one particular sector.