"This week, Microsoft announced its intention to cease
development and marketing of Microsoft Money, a personal finance
application which includes electronic bill and check payment. It
seems that after years and years of trying to win this market away
from long-standing competitor Intuit, who sells their popular
Quicken and Quickbooks, its finally the end of the road for
Microsoft Money. Customers are being informed that due to web-based
online services by various banking institutions, Microsoft Money
has outlived its usefulness.
"Well, that may be the excuse that Microsoft is using, but I
still think Microsoft Money shouldn't go the way of abandonware.
Microsoft does have an option for keeping the product alive, but
they’d have to exercise an option that they’d never
used before: release the product into Open Source."