Typing dates is fiddly, so why not take an easier route with financial recordkeeping? In QuickBooks, instead of typing in a date you can use these shortcuts:

Keystroke Shortcut Result
+ Next day
Previous day
T Today
W First day of the Week
K Last day of the weeK
M First day of the Month
H Last day of the montH
Y First day of the Year
R Last day of the yeaR
Alt-↓ Date calendar