"John" <com> wrote in message
Quicken shows any accounts you have setup in the category list in order to
facilitate the recording of transfers between these accounts.
Assume for example, that you have set up Quicken accounts for your checking
account and for your credit card.
You make a credit card payment from your checking account, and need to
record this payment as a debit from your checking account and a credit to
your credit card account. In Quicken you will enter the payment only once,
most likely in the checking account, and you will select the [credit card
account] from the drop down category list. If you then take a look at your
credit card account you will see that the payment appears correctly and is
cross-referenced back to your checking account.
Another obvious every day example is selling shares from an investment
account and transferring the proceeds to your checking account.
Hope this helps clarify the situation