Feature Request: Bill Reminder "Estimate Amount for Me" Enhancement

The "Estimate amount for me" feature in bill reminders should include "Credit Card Balance as of X date". While most credit cards have a due date, there's usually a 30 day grace period before the payment is due. For example, the payment due on 3/15/2022 is the balance that was present on 2/15/2022. That "Estimate amount for me" should have an option of something like "the amount from 30 days ago" which would be a much more accurate estimation.
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  • Quicken Anja
    Quicken Anja Moderator mod
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  • Melt
    Melt Member
    I think this is a great idea. Statements seem to come out around the same date every month so just being able to put a date in the reminder's "estimate amount for me" would be helpful. Not sure how much coding that would require but a good idea none the less.
  • bhata
    bhata Member
    I also would like an option "Balance as of X date" for credit card payment estimate. However the date should be based on the day of month for the "Closing Date".

    For the past year, I have using Bill Reminder with an Automatic Entry comment of
    "---- Chase End-of-Month ----"
    This way I know how much I will have to pay for the month, but having the option for the estimate would be ideal! :)
  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I can see how setting an "as of" date for the estimated credit card balance due would be helpful after the cutoff date, but what should it use as the estimate prior to the cutoff date? If it uses the current balance, that would lead to a low estimate, especially shortly after the bill has been paid.

    For credit cards, I generally set the estimate to use the average of the past 3 months' payments. This can be thrown off by major expenses, but it is usually pretty good.

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