Entering Asset or Liability Transactions in Quicken for Mac


If you've used a Quicken bank account, you already know how to use an asset or liability account.

You can make an adjustment to the balance in an asset or liability accont to update the current value of the account. For example, if you have an asset accont for some real estate you own, you can enter a transaction to update the value of the account to reflect the current value of the property.

Which do you want to do? Choose one:

Enter an asset transaction

To enter an asset transaction

  1. Select an asset account from the Accounts section of the sidebar.
  2. Choose Transactions > New Transaction.
  3. Enter information in as many fields in the transaction as you want to track.
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      When the value of your asset increases, for example, if you add a remodel to your home, enter the amount of the increase in value in the Increase column.


      When the value of your asset decreases, for example, due to depreciation, enter the amount of the decrease in the Decrease column.

Enter a liability transaction

To enter a liability transaction

  1. Select a liability account from the Accounts section of the sidebar.
  2. Choose Transactions > New Transaction.
  3. Enter information in as many fields in the transaction as you want to track.
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      You'll notice that, in your liability account, the amounts in the Increase column are negative numbers that appear in red. This is because the Increase column increases the value of the liability, and thus decreases your overall net worth.


      When the value of your liability decreases, for example, when you make a payment on your lian, enter the amount in the Decrease column. Again, note that, the amount in the Decrease column appears as a positive number in black, because, as you decrease the value of the liability, you increase your overall net worth.


      When the value of your liability increases, enter the amount in the Increase column. Again, note that, the amount in the Increase column appears as a negative number in red, because you are having a negative impact on your net worth by increasing the value of the liability.

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