Why is my income being count as expenses?

I am trying to use the budget for quicken however my difference is ALWAYS negative. I have done the math myself and the reason it is always negative is that my expected income is being counted as a negative. How does that make any sense?

For example; My budgeted income for next month is, let's say, $2,000, and my expected expenses are $500. What I would expect is for quicken to say, "You now have $1,500 dollars extra!" Aka a positive $1,500. However, MY quicken says it is negative $1,500! So then my budget thinks im under budget by $1,500!

I have checked over and over and over again that the only reason I am negative is because of my income being counted as an expense.


  • John_M
    John_M Member ✭✭✭✭
    It appears you have your signs backward. If your income was negative and your expenses were also negative (which they should be), then your budget would show you were under by $2,500, not $1,500. However, since it is showing negative $1,500 in your example, your expenses are probably entered as positive.

    I don't use the budget feature, so I can't help you with that. Good luck.
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