"We've put an extensive list of company names into Quicken so it'll recognize Blockbuster for example and it'll say, hey, I know that's entertainment. You can change that category if you want to, but it recognizes those lists of company names. It also recognizes key words." Then you can go back and see just what kinds of things you have been spending your money on. At Microsoft, product manager Karen Redetzki says one of Money's key new features is a personal assistant called MoneySide... .
"For example, MoneySide can help you determine whether or not you can afford a particular item while you're shopping online. And if you buy this item, whether or not you exceed the budget that you had set." Sounds almost like a virtual spouse. Both products continue to integrate well with online banking. Both are available for Windows... .Intuit has a lock on Mac users... and has added a version built for OS X as well. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.