Hidden Link Between Investment and Cash Account

I have been using Quicken for a very long time and remember at some upgrade point, Quicken stopped using linked cash accounts to investment accounts (or maybe this was an option I chose). All of my investment accounts converted correctly except one that still has a "CMA-linked" account. There is no option in the investment account to unlink the cash account but this link is preventing me from reconciling the investment account.

Any suggestions?

Best Answer


  • kaseyjb
    kaseyjb Member ✭✭
    It is an IRA-type investment account.
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Are you a former MS Money user, who set this up with Money ... and then converted to Q?
    Because, in Q, a retirement type account can't have a "Linked Checking Account".
    SO, when you do CTRL-A, and click EDIT adjacent to the account, what is shown as the "Account Type"?
    Lastly, what type of "reconciling" are you trying to do with this account?  The cash only, or the securites?  Because there's really no "reconciling" of the securities ... just eye-ball comparisons of the securities held, unit prices and total value.

    Q user since February, 1990. DOS Version 4
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Business & Personal
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  • kaseyjb
    kaseyjb Member ✭✭
    Thanks for you response NotACPA...you are correct...I am a converted MS Money user. The account type is an IRA (which is wrong because it is really just a regular brokerage account) and the linked account is a checking account.

    I like the reconcile feature in an investment account because it allows all of the transactions for the period to be marked "reconciled" without marking each individually, changes the "last reconciled" date in the account list, and confirms cash transactions.

    Let me know if you have any ideas how to unlinked these accounts. I may be just recreating everything. :)
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