Cool Date-Editing Tricks for Quicken 2015

By Stephen L. Nelson

Part of Quicken 2015 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Within the Quicken accounting program (and it doesn’t matter whether you’re using Quicken Starter Edition, Quicken Deluxe, Quicken Premier, Quicken Home & Business, or Quicken Rental Property Manager), you enter dates again and again: the date you write a check, the date you record a deposit, the date you reconcile an account, the date you receive a dividend on some investment, and so on.

Fortunately, you can use several very cool, extremely handy date-editing tricks. Specifically, if the selection cursor is in a Date field, you can do these things:

Press This Key What Happens
+ Adds one day to the date shown.
Subtracts one day from the date shown.
t Changes the date to today’s date. You can remember this
because t is the first letter in today.
y Changes the date to the first date in the year. Note that
y is the first letter in year.
r Changes the date to the last date in the year. Note that
r is the last letter in year.
m Changes the date to the first date in the month. Just to salve
my compulsive personality, allow me to point out that m is
the first letter in month.
h Changes the date to the last date in the month. Okay, last time
I’ll provide a memory tool: Note that h is the last
letter in month.