Money's Makeover

Microsoft Money, a distant pecond to Intuit's Quicken in personal-finance software, will sport a new look in late summer. Money 4.0 will abandon Quicken's "checkbook" metaphor in favor of a colorful opening screen that offers a choice of financial-management modules and a daily chart showing aspects of your financial condition. Money, which was to have been sold to Novell to clear the way for Microsoft's now-abandoned acquisition of Intuit, allows you to do online banking at Chase Manhattan and others. The new version requires the Windows 95 operating system.

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.