Project cash flow and work with reminders in a register


Quicken now lets you display your reminders directly in an account register. This allows you to simply look at the Balance column in a register to see the affect your reminders will have on future cash flow in the account. You can control how far in advance to display the reminders, and at any time you can choose to remove them without affecting your existing register transactions.

Many customers have asked for this feature. We hope you find it useful and the easiest way yet to work with your reminders.

Get started with register reminders

  • To display reminders in a register
    1. If you haven't done so already, create reminders for your bills and income.

    2. Open the register of the account you selected when you set up the reminders. This is usually your primary checking account.

    3. Click (the Register Reminders icon) and set how far in advance to display the reminders. If you decide later that you want to remove the reminders from your register, select None.

    4. For each reminder in the register (they are tan colored), choose what you want to do:
    • Enter this reminder
      Click Enter this reminder to add the selected reminder to the register. This is necessary because a reminder that displays in your register is there to remind you of an upcoming transaction and help you project your cash flow. A reminder is not an actual register transaction until you enter it.


      After you click Enter this reminder you will have the opportunity to make changes, for example to the amount, as it is being entered.
    • Skip this one
      Click Skip this one to remove the selected reminder from the register, but leave any future reminders unaffected. If you want to remove all instances of a reminder, choose Delete this instance and all future instances instead.
    • Why don't I see this option?
      Skip this one is not available if you have selected a reminder that is not the next reminder due. Reminders must be entered into the register in the order in which they are due.
    • Edit this instance
      Click Edit this instance to change how the selected reminder is set up. For example, you might want to change when it's due, or the method of delivery.
    • Edit this instance and all future instances
      Click Edit this instance and all future instances to change how the selected reminder, and all future reminders, are set up. For example, you might want to change the account the reminder is linked to, or the category that's assigned to it.
  • What do the reminder icons mean?
    Each reminder has an icon that tells you something about when it's due. Just click the icon to see your options.
    Icon Meaning
    Project cash flow and work with reminders in a register A reminder is "upcoming" when the number of days until its due date exceeds the "Remind me [n] days in advance" setting. Click the icon for options.
    Project cash flow and work with reminders in a register A reminder is "due" when the number of days until its due date falls within the "Remind me [n] days in advance" setting. Click the icon for options.
    Project cash flow and work with reminders in a register A reminder is "overdue" when its due date has past. Click the icon for options.



    See Status column icons to learn about other icons you may see in the register.

  • To work with reminders in a register
    Select a reminder, click its icon, and then choose one of the following options:
    • Enter this reminder
      Click Enter this reminder to add the selected reminder to the register. This is necessary because a reminder that displays in your register is there to remind you of an upcoming transaction and help you project your cash flow. A reminder is not an actual register transaction until you enter it.


      After you click Enter this reminder you will have the opportunity to make changes, for example to the amount, as it is being entered.
      • Why don't I see this option?
        Enter this reminder is not available
        • If you told Quicken to Automatically Enter a reminder into the register when you set it up. In this case, you're done. The reminder has already been entered.
        • If you selected a reminder that is not the next reminder due. Reminders must be entered into the register in the order in which they are due.
    • Skip this one
      Click Skip this one to remove the selected reminder from the register, but leave any future reminders unaffected. If you want to remove all instances of a reminder, choose Delete this instance and all future instances instead.
      • Why don't I see this option?
        Skip this one is not available if you have selected a reminder that is not the next reminder due. Reminders must be entered into the register in the order in which they are due.
    • Edit this instance
      Click Edit this instance to change how the selected reminder is set up. For example, you might want to change when it's due, or the method of delivery.
    • Edit this instance and all future instances
      Click Edit this instance and all future instances to change how the selected reminder, and all future reminders, are set up. For example, you might want to change the account the reminder is linked to, or the category that's assigned to it.

For more information, see:
The Bills tab
Using bill reminders
Paying bills in Quicken
Projecting cash flow and account balances

 

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