The Income and expense comparison by category report compares your income and spending by category for two different periods. It also includes the corresponding subcategories. This report can show you if, and in which areas, you are spending more or earning more than a year ago. The report shows a breakdown of your finances by category and lets you define two different periods to display side by side. It also shows you the difference between the two periods.
You can customize the report to display the difference between the two periods in dollars, as a percentage, or both. (INF in the Difference column means that the first amount is zero.)
This comparison report is organized by income and expense. It includes bank, cash, and credit card accounts only. You can change these settings by customizing the report.
Quicken also has other reports and graphs that let you compare information from different time periods.