QMac: Projected Balances Graph Is Misleading - Change plot to Step format (13 Legacy Votes)
Under Bills & Income the Projected Balances display has a balance graph. This graph is misleading due to the fact that it graphs point to point shortest distance. What i mean and by example say you receive $1000 on the 1st of the month and then you receive another $1000 on the 15th with no expenses in between. The graph leads you to believe that your income will increase progressively from the 1st to the 15th instead of a “step”. The problem here in lies if you look at the graph you think you can spend more than $1000 somewhere in between when you cant because it still is only $1000 somewhere in between the 2 dates. Not until the 15th will you truly have more than a $1000. This is only a simple example as if you have many expenses and different timed income events such as daily weekly and biweekly using the chart can be misleading.