Generally, Quicken tends to create an automatic budget for you based on your regular expenses or the transactions you have already entered. It will create a budget based on the top spending categories of your Quicken account. However, you can create a new budget as per your financial needs and preferences. You can easily adjust spending targets by using the bar graph and there is no need to adjust the complete budget setup.
Quicken creates a budget using your actual monthly expenses for earlier months and the average monthly expenses for current and future months.
To create a budget in Quicken, follow the steps given below:
Open your Quicken account using your Quicken ID and password.
Now click on the ‘Planning’ tab.
Now select the ‘Budgets’ tab.
Now click on ‘Get Started’ to create a new budget.
You can also choose ‘Create New Budget’ from the option ‘Budget Actions’ in case you have an already created budget.
Now enter a name for your new budget. This will create a budget as per your frequent expenses.
After this, you can check the ‘Budget your Spending section available on the Home tab to check your financial performance and what is your overall spending.
Change the advanced budget settings if required.
Now click on ‘Ok’ to create your budget.
In this way, you can simply create a budget for you in Quicken or you can also use the automatic budget feature of Quicken. You can also use exclude one-time transactions option available in the Quicken using which you can remove such transactions which are long-term investments and will not occur frequently. You can also categorize your financial transactions by using different income and spending categories to create a better look for your budget. You can use the option ‘Select categories to budget’ to add transfers or income categories to your budget.
If you require any technical assistance for creating Quicken budgets, then contact us at Quicken helpline phone number. The team of technicians we have will guide you for the common Quicken issues and can also help you in installing, updating or activating Quicken in a few easy steps.
Using our technical help can direct you towards the correct way of creating Quicken budgets as well as for other features of Quicken. If anytime you get confused while using Quicken, make a call at our technical support number.