Starting Balance in checking shows as income
When I opened my checking account I was asked for a starting balance. Now that shows up as income in my reports. How can I change that because the income for the first month is wrong?
"Income" is just new money coming into your budget and categorized as To Be Budgeted. The source doesn't matter. Since you are just starting, the balances of new accounts you add are income in that sense.
For reporting purposes, you can change the date on the starting balance transaction to October and ignore October in the reports... but if you are using the direct import, I believe changing the date of the starting balance will cause all other transactions since that date to import.
nolesrule is absolutely correct! Your starting balance is seen as "income" because those funds are being added to your budget for the first time and it's what you have available to budget at the moment. Changing the date to October will move those funds to that month, but it will import transactions from then as well.
In the coming months, your income will reflect only the funds you receive in that month and help balance out your reports.