How to Set Up a Cash Account in Quicken 2010
Quicken 2010 can help you track petty cash in your business, as well as the petty cash in your wallet, by using a special cash account. To track the cash, you must set up a cash account in Quicken 2010 and then enter the increases and decreases into the cash account’s register. Setting up a cash account is simple.
Click the Add Account button (which appears in the lower-left of the screen). If you don't see the Add Account button, choose View, Account Bar, and then Show.
Quicken displays the Quicken Account Setup dialog box.
Select the Cash radio button and click Next.
Quicken asks you to name your new account.
Enter a name in the text box and click Next.
For example, you can enter the name Cash or Pocket Money.
Enter a starting date in the Date to Start Tracking text box.
Unless you have a reason not to, go ahead and enter the current date to avoid confusion.
Type starting balance in the Amount of Cash You Have text box.
Don't include a dollar sign, but do add a decimal point for any cents.
Quicken displays a message that the account setup is complete.
Quicken displays the new cash account in a register window.