Contents of the README.DOC file
FastBucks Vers 5.00
Copyright (c) Software Expressions 1992 All Rights Reserved
P.O. Box 301002
DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT
Users of FastBucks Home Finance Manager must accept this disclaimer of
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NECESSARY SERVICING,REPAIR,OR CORRECTION AND ANY INCIDENTAL
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CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECT IN THE
SOFTWARE,EVEN IF SOFTWARE EXPRESSIONS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
FastBucks Home Finance Manager is a "shareware program" and is provided
at no charge to the user for evaluation. Feel free to share it with your
friends, as long as you give them all the files enclosed on this disk. If
you are using FastBucks Home Finance Manager and continue to use FastBucks
Home Finance Manager after a period of 90 days, you must make a registration
payment of $47.75 to Software Expressions. The $47.75 registration fee will
license one copy for use on any one computer at any one time. You must treat
this software just like a book. An example is that this software may be used
by any number of people and may be freely moved from one computer location to
another, so long as there is no possibility of it being used at one location
while it's being used at another. Just as a book cannot be read by two
different persons at the same time.
Commercial users of FastBucks Home Finance Manager must register and pay
for their copies of FastBucks Home Finance Manager within 30 days of first
use or their license is withdrawn. Site-License arrangements may be made by
contacting Software Expressions, Inc..
Anyone distributing FastBucks Home Finance Manager for any kind of
remuneration must first contact Software Expressions, Inc. at the address
below for authorization.
FastBucks (r) is a registered trademark of Software Expressions
If you wish to distribute the FastBucks Home Finance Manager program please
send a written request to:
Software Expressions, Inc.
P.O. Box 301002
Houston, TX 77230-1002
This will guarantee that you always have the latest release of FastBucks for
your distribution channel.
Please use the following description for FastBucks 5.0 on your BBS.
File Name : FBK500.xxx xxx = (zip,arc,arj etc.)
Description : FastBucks Home Finance Manager vers 5.0
If you are a member of Fidonet and wish to have the latest release of FastBucks
sent to you automatically, send me a note with your fidonet zone:net/Node
number and I will add you to my tick distribution list. or send me a netmail
message at 1:106/3.
FastBucks is a Fast and "User Friendly" Finance manager for home or small
business use. It supports 25 each checking,charge,savings,Miscellaneous exp.,
cash, other asset and other liability accounts.
FastBucks has a recursive budget model to generate a relatively painless
and workable budget for your home finances. It also has a financial
calculation section to produce loan amoritizations, savings, and depreciation
FastBucks supports three pin feed check forms and two laser printer check
forms, a user definable fiscal year for both personal and business accounts.
and supports international currency and date formats. It has 39 expense
categories each for personal and business accounts and an additional 15
income categories for personal and business accounts, which may be edited
"on-the-fly" while entering data into the program, and also supports 63
reoccurring payees so the program will "fill-in" frequently used entries for
you with a couple of keystrokes.
Memory --- A minimum of 296K Free user ram.
disk --- 2 Floppy disk drives although a hard disk is strongly
Config.sys --- A minimum of Files=20 statement.
New Features for FastBucks 5.0X
1. More streamlined data entry procedures
2. Entry comment or notes: 1 line 69 chars
3: Income categories added to program
4. Split Income categories over 6 Income categories
5. Income & expense categories can be edited "On the Fly"
6. New Merged listings and graphics
7. On-Screen Expense Summary for individual and Merged accounts
8. Paycheck Deductions can be re-defined by user.
9. Currency "style" can be defined by user.
10. User Defineable Fiscal year for Personal and Business accounts.
11. User Defineable Date entry and Output formats.
12. User Defineable currency symbol.
13. Prints Checks
14. Supports 3 pin feed check forms and 2 laser check forms.
15. Process Re-occuring Payees with automatic check fill-in
16. Transfer funds from one account to another
17. Three new accounts. Cash, Other Asset, & Other Liability have been added
18. 100X faster out of sequence date sort.
19. All menu selections are "Hot Keys"
20. Account Reconciliation now sorts by deposit,atm,withdrawl & check number
to make process more convenient.
Other cosmetic, and "Internal" changes too numerous to mention have been
also added to the program.
WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR REGISTRATION:
Software Expressions, Inc. will always ship the most current version of
FastBucks Home Finance Manager to you upon receipt of your payment.
Technical support for the program is unlimited. (There is NO time limit on
the technical support that you need for the program.) You will receive a
bound operator manual and Software Key to turn the shipped version of
FastBucks into a registered copy along with your own personalized serial
number. That way you can share copies of the current version with your
friends in it's unregistered form.
Shareware Support Policy:
Limited technical support for the FastBucks Home Finance manager for
unregistered users is limited to helping you to get the program up and
running. "Can-it-do" and "Will-it-do" questions will be answered.
"How-do-it-do" questions are answered in the Manual.doc enclosed in this
Long distance calls are NOT returned by Software Expressions, Inc. to
unregistered users for obvious reasons.
Registered Customer Support Policy:
Every effort will be made to solve your problem or answer your question
over the phone, or if you prefer on the Software Expressions Technical
support BBS, Or mail... However mail replys DO take a long time to answer on
occasion. If your problem is determined to be a "hardware" or "software"
environment compatability problem, we will make every effort to correct the
problem, and send you a updated version of the program. If for some reason
it is determined that it is impractical to solve the problem your purchase
price less a 25% re-stocking fee will be refunded to you, if the materials
are returned in undammaged condition.
All returns MUST have a return authorization number before they will be
Support Telephone: (713) 541-3063 Weekdays (8am-5pm CST)
Support BBS: (713) 541-3910 (24 hours)
INSTALLING FASTBUCKS ON YOUR SYSTEM
FastBucks is supplied with a install program that will set up the FastBucks
program files and sample data files for you.
To start the install program simply type install and press your enter key.
Carefully follow the prompts given by the program.
More detailed instructions for using install are included in the Fastbucks user
guide included in this package.
To extract the FastBucks user guide:
1: Prepare a blank formatted diskette
2: type Install and press your enter key
3: select extract FastBucks documentation from the install menu.
This program is produced by a member of the Association of
Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the
shareware principle works for you. If you are unable to resolve
a shareware-related problem with an ASP member by contacting the
member directly, ASP may be able to help. The ASP Ombudsman can
help you resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP member, but
does not provide technical support for members' products.
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