Tracking expenses for an upcoming holiday trip
I have a goal of 1000 Euros by end of July which is 80% and will be 100% competed on my next pay check this coming month end.
However I need to still make some bookings (flights/hotels etc) before the goal is completed.
What would be the best way to track these expenses. Should I categorise them against the goal category (vacation)? Or should I edit my goal and make it 1000 - X Euros where X is the total expenses for the bookings?
What would be the best approach here
This is a common scenario, and YNAB doesn't have the type of Goal you really need. You might send a feature request to YNAB saying you need a Goal for "Total Budgeted by Date" and describe this Vacation scenario.
But yes, you should categorize these against Vacation AND edit the goal to reduce the target amount.