Why can't I add categories to my budget?

Product Version


When creating a budget, categories cannot be added and categories disappear from existing budgets.


Category groups organize your categories. For example, all of the categories related to your spending are grouped together in a category group called Personal Expenses. And all of the categories related to your income are grouped together in the Personal Income category group.


The issue occurs when the category group of any parent category is changed.  

Example: If the Bills & Utilities parent category is changed from the Expenses category group to the Income category group.

To resolve this issue

  1. Go to Tools > Category List and review your categories.

Why can't I add categories to my budget?

  1. Verify that your parent categories are listed under the correct category groups.
  2. If you find one listed under the incorrect category group, right-click the parent category and select Edit

Why can't I add categories to my budget?

  1. In the Edit Category screen, select the correct category group, then click Save.
Help us improve our support center

Still can't find what you're looking for? Try these:

Contact Support

Free expert help from our Quicken
Customer Support team.

Talk to Support

Get help from expert users — the best
place for your tough questions.

Ask Our Community
Premium Support

Get priority access to our expert Quicken agents.
Skip the line and enjoy shorter wait times.

Learn More
Contact Support
Find what you need right now. Or talk to our support team for expert help.
Chat with us Wait time: Estimating...
Call us (650) 250-1900 Wait time: Estimating...
Ask the community