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First, the "Master Quicken" board is here: http://boards.fool.com/mastering-quicken-113641.aspx?mid=315...

To answer your question. I am assuming that the first transaction on your credit card, "Meals" is a category, you won't need to change anything here. However, when you pay your credit card bill:

1)the record in the account PAYING the bill should show the credit card account in the category field.
2)in the credit card account, the paying account should be in the category field.

Since you mentioned downloading, then I suspect the payments haven't been "connected." Go back to old entries in the paying account, and change the category to the credit card account. Then go to the credit card account and you should see duplicate payments that Quicken makes automatically. Delete the record that doesn't show the paying account in the category field (you may also have to change the status to "reconciled" if you reconcile your credit accounts.) BE CAREFUL when you are changing anything to records with another account listed in the category field because that change (including deleting the record) will also be reflected in the other account.

Going forward, Quicken can sometimes figure this out automatically. Download one of the accounts first, change the category to the other account, which will make an entry in the other account. When Quicken downloads the other account, it should recognize that payment and not enter it again. But always check because Quicken can be incredible stupid sometimes.

Barbara
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