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How to reconcile credit card account

I cannot figure how this works to reconcile credit cards.  I am able to reconcile checking and cash accounts.I have played with various ways to reconcile, just with practice numbers, and it never works right.  Why isn't there a simple step by step 1,2,3 of how to reconcile a credit card account?  I follow the logical sequence and the account total still says the same as before I reconciled.  What am I missing?
  • First. Do you download transactions for the account?
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Well since you do not mention the exact steps you were doing to do recon of your account or which version of Quicken you are using.

Then lets start here.
With your credit card register open see the following to start the reconcile of your account.
http://i886.photobucket.com/albums/ac69/jl747/StartingtoReconcile.jpg

Now read these articles.

Reconciling an Account in Quicken
Updated: 1/13/2011 | Article ID: 4634
http://quicken.intuit.com/support/articles/using-quicken/managing-accounts/4634.html


See this search also http://quicken.intuit.com/search/search-results.jsp?q=reconcile&x=0&y=0
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    I was looking for the same thing because my accounts got a little messed up and I had forgotten what a good reconcile should look like.  The Quicken help links listed above don't exactly help you to understand what the process is supposed to look like (IMO).

    I found this link (not sure how to make it a live link in this forum)  
    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-balance-your-credit-card-account-in-quicken.html
    which really helped me relearn the process and figure out what my reconcile was supposed to look like.
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