Learning about budgets in Quicken for Mac
Budgets let you set goals for how much you want to spend in certain areas and then track your actual spending against that goal.
You can create as many budgets as you like. For example, if you go out a lot, you might want to create a budget just to track your various entertainment expenses. Or, you might want to create separate budgets for different members of your family.
You can monitor your budget status "as you go," so you can always see exactly how you're doing. You can track your budget on the Overview. If you have more than one budget, choose the one you want to see from the pull-down list in the Set Goals to Save Money section.