Account selection in the cash flow forecast
In the cash flow forecast, there could be entries for a particular category, and these entries are
trended based on history, as opposed to being a scheduled bill or deposit. In the cash flow forecast, these entries
will be shown to come out of a particular account.
The problem is, however, another account is normally
used to pay for these items and Microsoft Money is not picking that up.
In Microsoft Money 2001, it is not
possible to change the designated account for this spending. In later versions, it can be done in the categories section
of the product (where you can select one or two accounts to use).
Microsoft Money uses an algorithm to
calculate the account to use, in roughly the following manner:
Cash flow forecast items will come out of
whichever checking (or current, for UK users)account has the most spending on a monthly basis. If no checking accounts
have spending in them, the checking account with the most income in it is picked. If no checking accounts have income
in them, the first checking account stored is used, then the first savings account, etc.
There is no
workaround for MS Money 2001.This article mainly applies to Microsoft Money 2001.