Fidelity 401(k) is showing a cash balance, effectively doubling my account balance

jmorgand
jmorgand Member ✭✭
edited January 21 in Investing (Windows)
My Fidelity 401(k) balance is double what it should be due to the addition of a non-existent cash balance for the same amount as my investments. I tried zeroing out the cash balance, but it will not accept a 0. I ended up adding a -1, which at least makes my balance closer to reality. I've seen several posts about this issue, and it seems Quicken is doing nothing to fix it. This is the kind of frustrating situation that will lead me to look for another product. Please fix this!

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  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2022
    Are you using Simple mode for the Fidelity account, where you see a dashboard instead of your transaction list? If so, that has been a problem for several months now.

    See this discussion
    https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7905125/fidelity-401k-cash-balance-duplicating-my-worth


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  • jmorgand
    jmorgand Member ✭✭
    Hi, Jim. Yes, I was. I just changed it to complete mode and was able to zero out the cash balance. Question is, will I have to do this every time I update my account balances? If so, I hope they fix it.
  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have not experienced the problem myself, but if you leave the account in Complete mode and record all the transactions correctly, the balances should be correct.

    Note there is a different issue with some Fidelity accounts where the Securities Comparison Mismatch appears at the end of a download session when it should not. Hopefully you will not encounter that.
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    For what it is worth, this problem is restricted to Simple mode for 401k accounts at Fidelity.

    Personally, I doubt there is going to be any fix for this problem.

    It is only happening for Fidelity 401k accounts, which implies that it is Fidelity that has to fix the problem, opposed to something actually wrong with Simple investment mode.  I doubt there is enough push back from those customers that fall into this exact category.

    This is sort of similar to the problems people have with reconciling to the online balance when the online balance is wrong.  Most of the time, the reason the online balance is wrong is because the financial institution is sending the wrong online balance.

    Simple investment mode relies on the "investment summary information" provided during the download being correct.  Whereas Complete mode is using the investment transaction information, which the exception of the "compare" being done with some of the "investment summary information"
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  • jmorgand
    jmorgand Member ✭✭
    @Chris_QPW, that seems to have worked.
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