'Sunset Policy' Stymies Loyal Quicken Users
Users of the popular Quicken financial management program are facing a yearly ritual this April that many dread and none enjoy -- a ritual that does not involve any 1040 forms.
It's Intuit Inc.'s forced retirement of the online components of slightly dated versions of Quicken, which has long dominated the personal finance management-software market.
This year, the 2001 and 2002 versions of Quicken got the ax, as Intuit informed affected customers via postal mail, e-mail and pop-up messages in the program. On April 19, those programs will no longer be able to download financial data (such as stock quotes or bank statements), make online bill payments or be eligible for technical support.
As soon as someone offers financial management software with adequate privacy protection and support Technoflak will buy it.