Chapter 8

A Matter of Balance

In This Chapter

arrow Choosing the account you want to balance

arrow Telling Quicken to balance an account

arrow Giving Quicken the bank statement balance

arrow Entering monthly service charges and interest income

arrow Marking account transactions as cleared or uncleared

arrow Verifying that uncleared transactions explain the account difference

arrow Checking for errors: What you should do if your account doesn’t balance

I want to start this chapter with an important point: Balancing a bank account in Quicken is easy and quick.

I’m not just trying to get you pumped up about an otherwise painfully boring topic. I don’t think balancing a bank account is any more exciting than you do. (At the Nelson house, we never answer the “What should we do tonight?” question by saying, “Hey, let’s balance an ...

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