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Budget and projected balance
I am trying to get Quicken to work to replace the system of spreadsheets I have used for over 15 years. One problem I have not resolved is trying to keep up with projected balance at a given date with budgeted items in consideration. My pay is monthly, and the timing varies, sometimes mid month, sometimes closer to the first. In my spreadsheets budgeting is from per pay peroid, but I can not do that in Quicken. Projected balance helps, but has limitations. For example, if I have $400 budgeted for gas, and have already used $200, the projected balance will not account for the $200 budgeted for gas. So when I look at the projected balance at a given date, it does not take into account any remaining amounts still budgeted. In my spreadsheet, this is addressed by having a budget line for each such category that simply subtracts amount spent in that category from budgeted, i.e. a reminder of the amount remaining in that budgeted category. Is there a similar function in Quicken?
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