Reconciliation: Incorrect Starting Balance

Tom Purl tom at
Wed May 30 07:35:57 EDT 2007

On Tue, May 29, 2007 10:26 pm, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Quoting Tom Purl <tom at>:
>>>> How do I even begin to troubleshoot or fix this problem?  In the
>>>> short term I guess I can just add a fake 6.36 transaction and then
>>>> reconcile it, but I don't want to have to maintain a bunch of fake
>>>> transactions in the long term.
>>>> Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!
>>> Ignore the starting balance, put in the correct ending balance, and
>>> try to reconcile.  Does that fail?
>> Yes.  In the end, I'm $6.36 off.
> This would imply that you're missing a $6.36 transaction, probably it
> got deleted or moved to a different account.

If my correct reconciled amount is $1497.11 and I deleted a reconciled
transaction for $6.36, wouldn't my reconciled amount be $1490.75?  Or am
I incorrect?

I'll check my bank statements and see if I accidentally deleted any 6.36

Thanks a ton for the help!

Tom Purl

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