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It's not perfect, but if you're brave enough to manage your own taxes, then TurboTax 2007 is Intuit's best tax application yet.
TurboTax 2004 Premier is an excellent tax-preparation tool for home businesses and individuals with complex returns. It's a must-upgrade for Premier 2003 veterans and a good choice for new users, too.
An excellent accounting program for small businesses, QuickBooks Pro has plenty of bookkeeping tools for experts and beginners.
Once upon a time, Quicken was our favorite money manager, but version 2002 leaves us cold. Don't bother upgrading, and if you want today's most innovative personal finance program, switch to Money.
Intuit QuickBooks Premier 2009 keeps the program's well-designed, intuitive interface, while adding a few new features. It's a worthy upgrade for people serious about online banking, and it remains the best accounting program for small business owners. However, Intuit should be more generous with customer support, particularly for setup issues.
Intuit TurboTax Premier 2005 is the best ease-of-use choice for filers with complex returns. If you have investment, rental, and small-business income--and you hate paying usurious accountant fees--buy this program.
The well-designed QuickBooks Point of Sale Pro 4.0 is a cash register on steroids--a hardware and software system for managing a retail business.
TurboTax Deluxe 2003 is a do-it-yourself filer's best friend, thanks to its superior, more thorough tax interview.
QuickBooks Premier 2003, the best small-business accounting app available, provides a comprehensive and understandable way to keep your books.