Department of Agricultural Economics Extension

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I use Quicken or QuickBooks?
  • Where do I find technical support for my Quicken questions?
  • How do I use the Help features within Quicken?
  • How many files and accounts do I need? Should I keep more than one business in my Quicken file?
  • How do I limit access to my Quicken File or transactions?
  • What is the difference between a tag and a category? How do I use subcategories?
  • How should I separate farm and family expenses?
  • How do I record overhead expenses?
  • Help! My category list is a mess. How do I clean it up?
  • How do I record a line of credit in Quicken?
  • Why should I reconcile my Quicken accounts?
  • How many years of data should I keep in my active Quicken file?
  • How often should I backup my Quicken file?
  • How many backup sets of my file should I keep and how do you recommend that I backup my data?
  • Should I buy the latest Quicken update?
  • What additional tools are available to assist me in farm financial management?
  • Can I prepare accrual-adjusted farm financial statements with Quicken?
  • I want to start reconciling transactions, but it is the middle of the year. How do I start?
  • How do I find a transaction?
  • When and where are workshops offered?
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