It took me a couple of hours past midnight, but I guess once I got on a roll, I didn’t want to stop. The final steps to my Quicken enablement I detailed a few weeks back are now complete. My financials are now transparent. My accounts now all balance. I can track the cost basis and values of all my investments. And, it’s kind of sad that I just found this out, but using this newly refreshed view of my personal finances, I realize that I’m overly invested in international funds. Oops.
The whole process took about two months end to end, but within that timeframe there were really only a handful of days (including today) where I dove in and invested a significant amount of hours. I was afraid of this process at the beginning. I even lived in denial for a bit. But now that it’s done, it feels like a huge wait has been lifted from my shoulders. For better or worse, I’m now a Quicken user and I’m not looking back.