In MS Money Plus is it possible to set up values that people owe me?

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Gustavo S. N.

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Jan 18, 2021, 2:11:47 PMJan 18
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Hello all!

My people owe me for my services. I would like to know how do I keep track of it on MS Money Plus.

If I owe someone I can use a Libility account for it. But what if people owe me?

Gustavo S. N.

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Jan 18, 2021, 2:32:22 PMJan 18
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Sorry, let me rephrase my question.

I would like to set up expected gains. An example: Bob owes me U$ 100 and he's supposed to pay me that amount next week. So I will only have these U$ 100 in my bank account next week.

I believe it should work as the opposite of scheduled bills: the bill I have to pay in the future won't decrease my bank account value until payment date.

So I was wondering if I could set up amounts that people owe me in the future, like Bob from the exemple aboe (Bob is a fictitious name).

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Jan 18, 2021, 2:54:01 PMJan 18
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I've used Cash account to handle something like this in the past. If it is something simple as

On Jan 01, 2021 I've lent Bob $100. I've wrote him a check from my checking account
   * In my checking account, transfer $100 to "Lending Cash" (paid to Bob)

On Feb 01, 2021, Bob paid back $50, and I deposit his check to checking account
  * transfer $50 from "Lending Cash" to saving account (paid by Bob)

You can use a general "Lending Cash" or create one specific for Bob

For the latter, you can see the current balance Bob Landing Cash is $50



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Ameridan (microsoftmoneyoffline.wordpress.com)

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Jan 18, 2021, 5:01:10 PMJan 18
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Here is a real-life example for you.  I charged camping reservations for other family members, and they owed me.  I used the category: Transfer To: Future Receivables.  On 6/18, Joey's reservation was cancelled, the camping fee was reimbursed on my Discover Card, so he only owed me for Hoffmaster State Park $8 reservation fee + $10 cancellation fee.  After they reimbursed me, the account was zeroed out for those transactions.


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Ameridan (microsoftmoneyoffline.wordpress.com)

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Jan 18, 2021, 5:06:11 PMJan 18
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If you'd like the ability to create invoices for your services, replace your Money program with the Home & Business Plus Sunset version ;)

Doris Tomlin

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Jan 18, 2021, 6:29:45 PMJan 18
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My solution to this was to create an expense category for each person or entity that owed me money, for example
Jason Owes Me
Tomlins Owe Me
Trapps Owe Me  
I only have about half a dozen such categories. When I make a loan or buy something for the person, I assign the expense to that category. When I am repaid, I assign it as a negative expense; that is, I put it in the Received or Deposit or Credit column. MS Money always asks "Save this deposit that's categorized as expense?" and I just answer Yes. There is an option to turn off the warning, but I haven't bothered to do that in many years that I've been using MS Money. 

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If you know when you expect to be paid back, you can enter the payment in your register on a future date. If there will be regular payments, say monthly, you can even make it a recurring "expense" and the future payments will all be reflected in your cash flow report. 


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Gustavo S. N.

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Jan 25, 2021, 8:43:50 AMJan 25
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Thanks. This seems an interesting solution. I'll try it 😁
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