Reconciling affects previous month's "Ready To Assign"
In the middle of the month, I reconciled one of my cash accounts, which created a reconciliation transaction of some negative amount. "Ready to Assign" is now negative, and to cover it I reassigned this amount from another category. All is being done in the **current** month's budget.
I looked at the previous month, and I see a positive "Ready to Assign" in the previous month's budget. Obviously, it's not money I can assign anywhere (If I assign it in the previous month's budget, the current month's will become negative again, so it's clearly not money I'm allowed to "touch"). Can't understand the reasoning of why this happens. Why does the previous month care at all about what I do in the current month?
Hi there, AW ! Do you see some cash overspending in August? If that were the case, it would be removed from Ready to Assign in the current month. You could assign it to those overspent categories in August (although I do generally avoid time travel in your budget). Either way, those funds you see in Ready to Assign last month, but not in the current month are going to cover that cash overspending.
Move Light Sound Life said:
(although I do generally avoid time travel in your budget)
Heehee. Sometimes it's exciting!
Speaking of which, I'm catching up on the David Tennant years of Doctor Who at the moment.