Here’s a sweet deal for anyone needing desktop financial management software after Money recently shut down its online services. You have to be a Costco member, however, for it to work.
The current list price for Quicken Deluxe 2010 is $39.99 at Costco stores. If you received their coupon book in the mail, you’ll notice a $20 dollar off coupon in the packet. You must supply the original coupon to the store (no scans) and it is limited to one per household. The coupon is valid from Feb. 4 through Feb. 28, 2010.
I never liked the idea of trading in one monopoly corporation for another, i.e. switching from Microsoft to Intuit. (Keep in mind, Intuit now owns Mint as well) And yes, I’ve heard the horror stories people had when they tried to transfer their data over. But getting this package for only $20 just seems too good a deal to pass up. Worst case scenario, I lose 20 bucks and have to find another desktop solution.