New year - new account?

This is my year to get organized. I have not optimized Quicken properly - mainly as a check register and to print checks. If I want to set up categories, etc. for budgeting and tracking purposes would you advise setting up a new account for 2022? Thank you.

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  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    If the balances in your checking account are correct, i.e. the account reconciles, there should be no reason to start a new account, When setting up categories, you should spend some time thinking about what categories make sense for you. I do not find Quicken's default spending categories particularly useful or well organized. 

    Once you do set up Categories, you should be sure to use them consistently.
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  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    If the balances in your checking account are correct, i.e. the account reconciles, there should be no reason to start a new account, When setting up categories, you should spend some time thinking about what categories make sense for you. I do not find Quicken's default spending categories particularly useful or well organized. 

    Once you do set up Categories, you should be sure to use them consistently.
    QWin Premier subscription