Microsoft Releases Money 99 Personal & Business

Money 99 Personal & Business Simplifies Money Management With Financial Tools for the Sole Proprietor

  - Microsoft Corp. today announced the release to manufacturing of Microsoft® Money 99 Personal & Business. This latest addition to the award-winning Microsoft Money line of finance products combines the functionality of Money 99 Financial Suite with small-business management tools. Customers can expect to see Money 99 Personal & Business available at retail outlets by the first week in January for an estimated retail price of $84.95 (U.S.).

"In a recent sole proprietor tracking study conducted by The Brand Doctors Inc. for Microsoft, we had a chance to really look into what sole proprietors want in business financial management," said Julie O'Brien, product manager for Money 99 Personal & Business at Microsoft. "According to this study, 80 percent of sole proprietors were the sole maintainers of their own business finances. The most important challenges they face when managing their business finances include categorizing income and expenses (79 percent), preparing reports or data files for taxes (68 percent), and keeping track of customers (64 percent). Microsoft built Money 99 Personal & Business to help users with these key financial tasks and many more."

Microsoft Money 99 Personal & Business was designed specifically for sole proprietors. However, most sole proprietors work from their homes (91 percent), so Money 99 Personal & Business also includes all the functionality of Money 99 Financial Suite to assist in managing the entire household's financial picture. Money 99 Financial Suite includes personalized financial planning tools with award-winning investment services and seamless Web integration. Money 99 Personal & Business includes new features designed to reduce time spent on managing the books and increase time available to manage the business:

From simple cash flow to planning ahead for tax time, Money Personal & Business is a first step for sole proprietors toward taking control of their unique financial situations. Money 99 Personal & Business gives sole proprietors the tools they need to help them save time and money, as well as plan for the future of their business and family finances.

Pricing and Availability

Microsoft Money 99

Estimated Retail Price



Online Trial**


$34.95 (U.S.)




Financial Suite

$64.95 (U.S.)




Personal & Business

$84.95 (U.S.)


January 1999

January 1999

* Rebates are available for all Money 99 products acquired through Nov. 30, 1999 (valid in the 50 United States and District of Columbia only).

** A free trial version and online tour of Microsoft Money 99 Financial Suite is available for download from the Money home page at A free trial version and online tour of Microsoft Money 99 Personal & Business is planned to be available for download on January 1999 (connect-time charges may apply).


Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.


Note: Microsoft Money 99 exports to any tax preparation software product that can read .txf format and Microsoft Money files, including TurboTax and TaxCut.

*** For users of Windows 95 or later operating systems only. Includes MSN Internet Access client software only. You must additionally subscribe to MSN to access the service. Offer expires Dec. 31, 1999. Two free hours per month are available through Dec. 31, 1999. Each additional hour will be billed at $2.50 per hour. After Dec. 31, 1999, customers will be charged the then-current rate for MSN standard membership plan. This offer is available to new members of MSN Internet Access in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia only. A credit card is required. MSN Internet Access premium charges, and local phone and/or long distance toll charges may apply. Local market network activity and capacity may affect access availability.

**** To back up files other than Money files, the standard Atrieva Service costs $14.99 per month for unlimited file backups and access for up to 1 GB of data.

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Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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