Saturday, January 29, 2005

Guarding the Hen House

I just upgraded to Quicken 2005, and it as usual has helpful (?) hints for me.

My favorite is after it noticed I am entering credit card transations manually, it offered to download the transactions for me from my card issuer. If the issuer generates my register input, and the same issuer then provides the input to print the monthly statement with, how am I supposed to spot errors in charges?

I told it not to suggest that brilliant idea again.


  1. Um, you LOOK at your statement? That's what I do.

  2. Yes, I do look at it. But I use my Am Exp like cash and pay it off at end of the month; this means I have 30+ charges on one bill. It's easy to sneak in a wrong or duplicate charge from a regular stop (like Mobil) without noticing if I don't have something to compare to.