Quick and Easy Date Editing in Quicken 2014

By Stephen L. Nelson

Part of Quicken 2014 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Quicken 2014 gives you some handy date-editing tricks. Whether you’re using Quicken Starter Edition, Quicken Premier, Quicken Home & Business, or Quicken Rental Property Manager, you may enter dates when you write a check, record a deposit, reconcile an account, or receive a dividend on some investment. 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.