How do I make a Basic Cashflow Line Graph?

edited 01/19/23 in Smartsheet Basics

I have to think I am just missing something obvious, because I am having the most difficult time using the Dashboard to create a Line Graph that shows my cash flow over time.

I tried using only two columns (again, this is a very basic chart) that has the dollar amount figure, and the date that the amount was recorded.

My goal is to have the horizontal axis show the information clearly, whether that be by separating sections into months, or something else. Everything I've tried has just shown in a huge group of text.

Thank you!