What are the differences between Quicken Starter Edition 2013 and Quicken Checkbook 2013

They seem to be the same, but Starter Edition costs three dollars more than Checkbook.  I am already familiar with Checkbook 2012.
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    Starter Edition will do downloads from your financial institution, whereas Checkbook requires an extra fee to activate download capability.  I'm sure there are other things, but I only played with Checkbook for a couple of days a year or so ago, but the d/l issue sticks in my memory.

    Also, both Checkbook and Starter Editions will not work with a different versions prior data.  If you decide to "move up" to a version with more features, you would have to go to Deluxe if you want to take your data with you.  

    Someone just pointed out in another post that you can get Quicken 2013 Deluxe for $19.99 at Office Depot after rebate:
    http://www.officedepot.com/catalog/search.do;jsessionid=0000r6qEEqxii3opG9CnQYcXVEB:13ddq0tng?Ntt=Qu...

    [edited changed Home to Office}
    • HOME depot?  They sell lumber.  Office Depot.
    • But they both sponsor teams in NASCAR.  Hey, at least I managed to copy the link correctly.
    • 1a. Can one year's edition be used for multiple years (e.g., Can Quicken 2013 be used for 2014, 2015, . . . etc,)?
      1b.  If not, and I can't find a $19.99 offer for Deluxe 2014 this fall, will I be able to open my Deluxe 2013 data with Starter 2014?  
             (Will Starter load all the data except Debt, CDs, and IRAs from Deluxe?)
      2. If I have no debt, is the only advantage of Deluxe over Starter that it will include my CDs and IRAs?
      3. Can Starter Edition 2013 download my data from Checkbook 2012(with download upgrade)?
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    1a. Can one year's edition be used for multiple years (e.g., Can Quicken 2013 be used for 2014, 2015, . . . etc,)?

    You can use a version as long as your computer will run it.  Quicken only supports the current version and two previous versions for tech support and online banking (downloading) though.  Currently 2010 thru 2013 are supported and 2010 will sunset in April'2013.  So, Quicken 2013 is good for support until April'2016.

    1b.  If not, and I can't find a $19.99 offer for Deluxe 2014 this fall, will I be able to open my Deluxe 2013 data with Starter 2014?  
           (Will Starter load all the data except Debt, CDs, and IRAs from Deluxe?)

    Start Edition will only work with a data file that comes from a previous version of SE, so you can go from SE to Deluxe, you can not go from Deluxe to SE.


    2. If I have no debt, is the only advantage of Deluxe over Starter that it will include my CDs and IRAs?

    Probably


    3. Can Starter Edition 2013 download my data from Checkbook 2012(with download upgrade)?

    Don't know, have never tried, though it might since it is a higher version

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