Budget doesn't calculate correctly


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Ryan

I’m using Money 2006, and am having problems with the budget’s calculations.

I have set up all the bills and deposits that I have. We get 2 paychecks,
roughly $500 and $1300 each, every other week. I have each deposit and bill
set to add it into a category in the budget when it is entered into the
registry.

When I set the budget up, everything looks correct. It says monthly income
is roughly $3900. Expenses around $2000.

When I hit finish, and look at my budget, it says that income for the month
is budgeted at just under $13,000! And Expenses are just under $4000.

It is counting ~12 $500 paychecks, and ~5 $1300 paychecks. This month has 3
$500 checks and 2 $1300.

All the expenses are doubled, except one which is 5 times as much as the
bill says.


I know that I’m probably doing something very simple incorrectly, but I
can’t figure out what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Chris Cowles

Ryan said:
I'm using Money 2006, and am having problems with the budget's
calculations.

I have set up all the bills and deposits that I have. We get 2 paychecks,
roughly $500 and $1300 each, every other week. I have each deposit and
bill
set to add it into a category in the budget when it is entered into the
registry.

When I set the budget up, everything looks correct. It says monthly
income
is roughly $3900. Expenses around $2000.

When I hit finish, and look at my budget, it says that income for the
month
is budgeted at just under $13,000! And Expenses are just under $4000.

It is counting ~12 $500 paychecks, and ~5 $1300 paychecks. This month has
3
$500 checks and 2 $1300.

All the expenses are doubled, except one which is 5 times as much as the
bill says.

I know that I'm probably doing something very simple incorrectly, but I
can't figure out what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I suspect what you're seeing is a vestige of an old paycheck you may have
deleted. It's a bug. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318841/en-us except
that references to entering an end date in the past don't always work. You
can't necessarily edit the deposit/bill because it's been deleted. The part
about removing the category from the budget works, but is tedious.
 
R

Ryan

Thanks. I'm just fiddling around right now, trying to figure out what this
program can do. I'll just start a brand new file then, and hopefully that
goes away.

Thanks again.

Ryan
 
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Chris Cowles

Ryan said:
Thanks. I'm just fiddling around right now, trying to figure out what
this
program can do. I'll just start a brand new file then, and hopefully that
goes away.
If you do, enter end dates on the scheduled bills or deposits before
deleting them. That negates their effect on the budget after that point.
Unfortunately, I think any end dates in active bills have to permit at least
one more event.
 

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