So I am trying to change my funding goal for my Christmas gifts category to be target funded by December 2018. In the current month, I have about $400 already budgeted (available balance zero at the moment). If I want to have $700 available to spend in December 2018, do I need to make my funding goal $1100? I have fiddled around with the numbers a few times and am confuzzled.
Hey there, eloquentz ! I was just updating my Christmas category today too. It's that time of year! :-)
If you're setting up a Target Category Balance by Date goal, you can enter $700 as your Target Balance with the Target Month & Year as December 2018. YNAB will adjust each month as you work toward that goal and the amounts included this month will be taken into consideration there.
Another option is to move into January to set the goal. Either way will get you to a very merry Christmas in 2018!