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Monday, August 14, 2006

Quicken Mac 2007 Provides Better Personal Financial Management from Payday to Retirement

Software Gives Insight Into Today's Needs and Tomorrow's Goals

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, - Aug. 1, 2006 - Continuing to evolve its software to meet the specific needs of Mac® customers, Intuit Inc.today released Quicken Mac 2007.

This new version of Quicken, designed for Mac users, introduces a variety of new product features to help them better manage their finances throughout their life. New features include comprehensive paycheck management, 401(k) investment management and a QuickEntry dashboard widget — a Mac-exclusive feature that makes data entry simple and straightforward.

"With the signature ease of use and unique style of the Macintosh, Quicken Mac 2007 is the personal finance software package that will accommodate your needs from next payday until you begin drawing down funds from your 401(k) plan," said Glenn Tom, director and offering leader for Quicken consumer products. "Managing personal finances has never been easier for Macintosh owners."

Tracking Today's Dollars, Tomorrow's Retirement

In a recent Quicken survey, 56 percent of respondents said they are "not prepared at all" for retirement. In addition, 58 percent believe they "will have to work past their planned retirement date due to financial obligations."

To help consumers better prepare for retirement, Quicken Mac enables them to download and track 401(k) accounts and investments — share holdings, daily prices and more — from within the program. Rather than logging on to a third-party site, users can now monitor returns and move funds among various investment options — all within the familiar Quicken Mac interface.

In addition, the newest Quicken Mac gives customers the ability to download, track, and verify the accuracy of information contained in their paycheck via a simple-to-use interface. Keeping a close eye on federal, state and local payroll taxes, insurance premiums, FICA, and other items listed on paychecks has never been easier.

QuickEntry Widget Saves Time

For those who don't have time to open Quicken but want to quickly jot down some details of an expense, the software offers a new QuickEntry widget. This shortcut, which resides in the Mac dashboard, is ready to use at a moment's notice. Users enter an expense by simply clicking the QuickEntry widget and filling in the amount. The next time Quicken is opened, the entry will automatically be recorded.

Managing Daily Finances

Like all Quicken products, Quicken Mac 2007 makes it easy to stay on top of deposits and payments.

Schedule and pay recurring items, such as mortgage payments and utility bills, for maximum efficiency.
Receive reminders for irregular payments such as insurance premiums and estimated quarterly tax payments.
Get the big picture of overall finances and the ability to examine the fine details of any item or transaction, from current net worth and its value at retirement to the details of last month’s cell phone bill.
Find the answers to either archival or forward-looking questions with just a few clicks of a mouse.

Mac Backup Provides Peace of Mind

As recent natural disasters have reminded us, offsite data backup is imperative and can provide much-needed peace of mind. Available only for Mac users, .Mac provides offsite backup of Quicken Mac data files. Backup to a .Mac account is easy — accessible from within the software. And restoring data, if needed, is quick and simple. The .Mac service is sold separately by Apple® Computer Inc.

Product Availability and Pricing

Quicken Personal Finance Software for Mac 2007 is available beginning today in retail stores.You can purchase or download directly here saving your time and money.
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You can find more information about other Quicken Products from here:
Quicken Basic
Quicken Deluxe
Quicken Premier
Quicken Premier H & B
Quicken Medical Expense Manager

About Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax® software, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation software suites for professional accountants.

Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of more than $2 billion in its fiscal year 2005. The company has nearly 7,000 employees with major offices in 13 states across the United States, and offices in Canada and the United Kingdom.


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