1. If you're not getting the BB Data Plan, then I don't know of any other sync programs other than Outlook that will sync on your desktop. If you get the data plan you can use Google Sync and others.
2. There is no "Quicken" app for BlackBerry, but there are apps that will import into Quicken and function pretty much the same way. Check out Mobile Software and Games for your PDA or Smartphone : Handango
for some options.