67 of 69 people found the following review helpful
MS Money 2002 is OK,
By A Customer
This review is from: Money 2002 Financial Suite (CD-ROM)Having used Money 95 for a number of years I decided to upgrade to the latest version when I bought a new PC running Windows XP. I only really use Money to keep track of my income and expenditure and balance my accounts so Money 95 was fine for my needs any way.
Fortunately, this latest version converted my old data without any problems, and does everything I used to do, and in much the same way or slightly better. The biggest difference is web-enablement, and Microsoft seem intent on forcing you to get an MSN Passport for some unfathomable reason. Unless you are an ardent MS fan, I suggest that you skip these steps in the setup process and keep ignoring the prompts that ask you to set up your Passport. Eventually, you won't be asked any more and you can use the product in peace.
Personally, I haven't found any use for the web-enablement, but if you're with one of the bigger high street banks then you may be able to download your statements automatically. The user interface is somewhat cluttered at first glance, but after a month I've found out how to turn off the unwanted rubbish. The most annoying feature is that the software still crashes occassionally, and even once tried to automatically launch itself within Internet Explorer causing that to crash.
In summary, it does what I need, and is satisfactory in that respect, but don't believe the five star hype from 'A Software User from London' who is probably a Microsoft employee any way.