Custom Bills & Income Projected Balance time period/date selection (22 Merged/Legacy Votes)

I moved from Quicken for Windows to Quicken for Mac (Quicken Starter 2019) when I purchased my MacBook Air this summer.

I am very disappointed to see that, in the Bills & Income tab, I can no longer get a projected view of my finances for years down the road but am limited to one year.  With the Windows version I could set a custom date but cannot do that on the Mac.

There is a fair bit of functionality missing in the Mac version but the thing I miss the most is the ability to do long term planning.  I've been keeping the Quicken for Windows up to date on my old PC as well as the Quicken for Mac just so that I can do the long term planning.  Can you add the custom time periods in the Bills & Income for Quicken Starter? 

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  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    This is also a subset of the following IDEA request. You can also add your VOTE to Improve the Bill Reminders Graph (aka Cash Flow Forecast or Projected Balance). (#6) (this currently has over 100 votes)

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  • Shirley Winkler
    Shirley Winkler Member ✭✭
    edited December 2019
    Currently Quicken for Mac only allows projected balances for 6 pre-set time periods.  Quicken for Windows allows a custom date.  Please add this for Quicken for Mac.  It's extremely useful!
  • Shirley Winkler
    Shirley Winkler Member ✭✭
    Allow custom project dates in Bills and Income.
  • mangeydog
    mangeydog Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Not sure why Quicken truncates the view of projected balances beyond 1 year. Seems like a simple task to allow future dates. Sometimes I want to see the impact of recurring or one time planned costs on my balance beyond 12 months. Can we get some agreement to view projected balances beyond 1 year on the register and the bill tracker view?
  • mangeydog
    mangeydog Member ✭✭
    5 years would be nice but would be pleased with a 24 month view!
  • woodmann
    woodmann Member
    Agreed 24 would be fine with me.
  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Look-ahead option should be user definable like in QM2007 where you can specify any # DAYS in advance.


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  • DCky1032
    DCky1032 Member
    edited October 2020
    I'm a long time user of Quicken PC. The current MAC version doesn't allow me to enter custom dates within the Projected Balances feature of Bills & Income. 1 year is the maximum time frame. I miss being able to see long term projections that are critical to staying on a budget.
  • jmine83
    jmine83 Member ✭✭✭
    I would like to see scheduled transactions that take place more than 12 months ahead of time.

    Maybe just add the ability for the user to specify a date limit? For example, if I want to set a date limit of 12/31/2025, therefore display all scheduled transactions from today and up to 12/31/2025.

    The below screen capture shows the balance of my checking account up to the next 12 months. I have verified this data is accurate and correct.



    The below screen capture shows what happens when I change "Next 1 Year" to "Next Instance". Not sure what it's doing when changing it to "Next Instance", but it's not correct.



  • Gary Fisher
    Gary Fisher Member ✭✭
    Just like what is currently available in the Windows version add the ability to create custom date ranges in the Projected Balances Tab in the Bills & Income section.

    This feature is so important when doing long term personal cash flow planning and in my view one of THE major deficiencies between the Mac version and Windows Quicken.
  • Kevin Hoelzel
    Kevin Hoelzel Member
    edited June 15
    Please remove all of the filters which prevent scheduled transactions from being displayed beyond 12 months or add an option to display all instances instead of limiting to a max of 12 months. Thanks. Windows version doesn't have this restriction or used to not have this.
  • mangeydog
    mangeydog Member ✭✭
    edited November 3
    Please extend the register view further into the future, custom dates!