As I used to do the bookeeping for my husband's company on quickbooks, if you need something simple and easy to track expenses, manage bank accounts, etc., I cannot say strongly enough that quickbooks is not simple and easy. It is difficult and complicated. (And expensive!) For our business and household bookeeping, I now use Microsoft Money Plus... not very expensive and pretty user friendly, IMHO.
Brenda & Tony, traveling with Chocolate Lab Cadbury and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Rossi, Hayden, Millie, & Hercules... towing an assortment of motorcycles!