Quickenheadus Neuroticus

Posted on 01. Jun, 2006 by in Humor

quickenhead.jpgI love Quicken as much as the next guy. In fact just last night I spent an hour or so on Quicken reconciling last month’s spending. However, I’m nowhere near the level of dedication and neuroticism that the Quickenheads are.

That’s right – there’s actually a group of people so obsessed with Quicken and its finer details that they have called themselves Quickenheads. These are the guys (and girls) that spend all day pondering questions such as:

  • How do you account for the loose change in a foreign currency brought back from an international trip?
  • When mailing a birthday present, does the postage go into the “Postal Expenses” category or should it be thrown in with “Gifts:Birthday”?
  • When mail ordering items of two categories in one shipment, should the shipping and handling charge be split, prorated, go to the category with the more expensive item or in a seperate “Shipping Cost” category?

Now, if you love Quicken – no, REALLY love Quicken, then check out this site to see if you really are a Quickenhead. Here are a few signs to look out for:

  • You pay your bills on the day they arrive just so you can enter the expense right away.
  • You’ve got the “Clothing” category split into at least 8 clothing sub-categories.
  • Traveling means keeping a notepad and pen handy at all times not to lose track of the cash expenses. Cash spending abroad in a foreign currency is pure hell.
  • You split the “Guns” category into “Guns:Accessories”, “Guns:Ammo” and “Guns:Guns” and you don’t even have a gun.

‘Nuff said I think…

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