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How do I setup a loan in Quicken where I am the lender?

I've loaned my parents some money and I'd like to track it in Quicken. Mom is insisting on paying me interest, but I'm not seeing a way of setting that up, only setting up loans where I am the borrower.

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  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    See if my old notes still work

    A lending loan is a loan for which you are the lender and someone is paying you back on an amortized schedule. A lending loan is treated as an asset in Quicken that has a positive balance.

    Add an Asset Account , where value of the asset is the amount you are lending. 

    In the final window of account setup, when you are asked Is there a Loan on this asset?, select No. 

    Open the account you just created, then click the Account Actions icon (the gear icon  on the top of the register), and then choose Convert to a Lending Loan Account. 

    In the Convert this Asset to a lending loan dialog, click Convert,

    Quicken creates an asset account with a payoff schedule. The account is identical to a "normal" loan account in Quicken. The only difference being the sign of the lending loan and its payments are opposite that of a "normal" loan. 

Answers

  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    See if my old notes still work

    A lending loan is a loan for which you are the lender and someone is paying you back on an amortized schedule. A lending loan is treated as an asset in Quicken that has a positive balance.

    Add an Asset Account , where value of the asset is the amount you are lending. 

    In the final window of account setup, when you are asked Is there a Loan on this asset?, select No. 

    Open the account you just created, then click the Account Actions icon (the gear icon  on the top of the register), and then choose Convert to a Lending Loan Account. 

    In the Convert this Asset to a lending loan dialog, click Convert,

    Quicken creates an asset account with a payoff schedule. The account is identical to a "normal" loan account in Quicken. The only difference being the sign of the lending loan and its payments are opposite that of a "normal" loan. 

  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    In Quicken HELP (F1), search for "lender loans".
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Lcollins42
    Lcollins42 Member
    Thank you volvogirl!
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