I’m a Quicken maniac. I’ve kept meticulous financial records in Quicken for over a decade, and can’t stand it when things are out of whack. Unfortunately, I recently ran into a problem when updating our data in Quicken.
For some reason, the value of one of our investment accounts as listed in the Portfolio view didn’t match the value listed in the Account view. I double-checked the share numbers/prices and everything appeared to be correct. Moreover, I discovered that the value in the Portfolio view was correct — the error was in the Account view.
After a bit of Googling, I stumbled upon a possible solution… It seems that, if you inadvertently have a share value entered for a future date, then the value in the Account view will be screwed up. Sure enough, I had accidentally entered a share price for next December, and deleting it fixed the problem. Hopefully this little tidbit will save someone a bit of time and frustration.