Does GnuCash have this feature?

Dave H hellvee at
Sat Oct 15 16:14:30 EDT 2016


I use scheduled future transactions to handle this sort of scenario - my
scheduled transactions are entered 60 days in advance to give me an idea of
my cash flow/balances for the next couple of months..  As far as the
balance is concerned I generally clear each transaction daily as it happens
at the bank etc and make a point of using the cleared balance that is
displayed along with all the other balances at the bottom of the register
window.  Also when you display an account register there is always that
solid blue horizontal line that differentiates between transactions up to
today and future transactions so it's not really an issue.

Cheers DaveH

On 16 October 2016 at 03:44, Mark Phillips <mark at>

> Is it possible to set a reminder about a certain transaction so when I come
> back in a month to reconcile an account, the reminder pops up?
> Let me give a concrete example. I have a safe deposit box at the bank where
> I keep all my accounts. Because of my balances, I should get the box for
> free, or at least a discounted price. However, each year on some random
> date I get charged the full amount for the box, and I have to go into the
> branch and have it waived. The refund usually does not show up until the
> next, or maybe two, periods after the charge was made. I notice this last
> year that I went through this dance, was assured it had been waived, but
> low and behold, it still has not been waived.
> I would like to somehow make a note against the initial charge, and each
> time I reconcile this account a note pops up and says "hey, each time you
> reconcile this account going forward, make sure this charge has been
> reversed." Maybe change the color of this charge in the check register, so
> I also have a visual clue that there is something wonky about this charge
> that needs to be fixed in the future.
> I don't mean to imply a specific implementation, so I hope you get the
> idea. Something like the pop up for reoccurring charges when I open
> Gnucash.
> I look forward to your feedback!
> Mark
> PS I just thought of one way to accomplish feature wold be to to actually
> enter the refund before it happens, so each month that amount will not be
> reconciled. For small amounts, that may be OK, but this approach make the
> ending balance in the check register incorrect and that does not seem such
> a good idea. I guess I could look at some sort of payable entry, but I
> don't use A/R or A/P for my simple accounting needs. From what I know about
> A/P in Gnucash, I would have to remember to run a payables report to see
> what transactions have not occurred. This seems cumbersome - I like having
> the computer remember things for me and tell me to get my sh**t together,
> not the other way around...;)
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