Need History of ALL budget moves and assignments

Once again, a mistake was made (or a YNAB Bug) where my TBB is clearly not correct.  It is absolutely inconceivable that there is not a mechanism in place to figure out why.  I can't stand the fact that money can be moved between categories with no history of this happening.

This is not the first time and I'm sure it won't be the last.  We have multiple users on multiple devices.  Nothing is more frustrating than not having a log of what has happened to my money.  Maybe its a bug?  Maybe I did it?  Maybe my wife did it?  Who the hell knows.  

My time is going to go into finding another app than continually dealing with this situation.  The app allows for easy mistakes, I could forgive that if the mistakes could be traced.

Feel free to blame me for making a mistake.  I'll admit to making mistakes.  Sometimes it takes days to realize it.  What I do is blame YNAB for not having a way to figure out the mistake with a log of all money moves.

Yes, I am turning into a YNAB hater and have stopped recommending it because I don't want to support other users when I can't even support myself.  The info is just not there to make an informed correction.

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  • I have a suggestion. Maybe  WordTenor , Superbone , dakinemaui , nolesrule , Move Light Sound Life , jenmas should get together and write a YNAB book? 馃榿 The wealth of knowledge needs to be passed down (not to mention the pages and pages of notes you folks have 馃構).

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      LoaferDude Maybe someday. One problem I've noticed is most of our writing styles are a bit... brusk. Not sure it would sell, LOL.  Given your latest moniker, perhaps you could translate? 馃槃

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    • LoaferDude I'm the late-comer in the party, but thanks for including me with the others. I know I've tried to summarize and compile what the others have said, but I always think people aren't really interested in reading my novels. Being concise isn't my forte...

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      dakinemaui 

      dakinemaui said:
      One problem I've noticed is most of our writing styles are a bit... brusk. Not sure it would sell, LOL.

      The Complete Idiot's Guide to YNAB? 馃ぃ

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      dakinemaui Let me find something appropriate for that I had in mind. Here we go: 鈥淕etting your sh*t together requires a level of honesty you cannot even imagine. There is nothing easy about realizing you are the one that has been holding you back this entire time.鈥 . Given that piece of advice, I would say when it comes to financial advice, brusque is much more appropriate in this regard. 

      I got some brutally honest advice from the others I tagged about some of my investment stuff. Do I have to take it? No. Did I take it? Most of it, yes, leaving some of it to experiment with and learn. Would I have learnt to turn my finances around without that advice, or being mollycoddled? Most probably not. 馃檪

      What was that about my latest moniker?  I did not get that point. Sorry. 馃様

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      Superbone I was thinking about that exact title!!! Or YNAB for Idiots? 馃構

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      LoaferDude Superbone
      You Don't Have to Stay an Idiot; Here's Your Guide to YNAB. 

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      Superbone 鈥淎 Complete Idiot鈥檚 || Guide to YNAB鈥 or 鈥淎 Complete || Idiot鈥檚 Guide to YNAB鈥? Which would you prefer? 馃槀

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      LoaferDude 

      The guide is for a complete idiot 

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      LoaferDude 

      The complete guide is an idiot's guide

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      • I have the honor to be your obedient servant
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      (Technically an NP can't take a DP as a complement but I'm assuming none of y'all are that into X-bar syntactic theory, so....) 

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      LoaferDude bad attempt at a joke... "Loafer" meaning more casual, laid back, and more easily identified with by the masses that might purchase such a book.

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      dakinemaui Oh haha! Actually "loafer" means someone who roams a lot aimlessly, as used in my native language's local lingo. :) Since I like to travel , I used that moniker (could not come up with anything more creative I guess). That explains the joke and why I missed it. 馃槀

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       (also now feeling procrastinatory I kind of want to tree the relative clause that is the complement to to  in  "to You Need A Budget". That little triangle is obscuring a lot of structure...) 

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      • Superbone
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      Also about the gruff advice comment. We're in good company as the premier get out of debt guy, Dave Ramsey, is quite gruff.

      One of my favorite, I like to think of it as straightforward and not beating around the bush, comments for people who come to YNAB and try to shoehorn their budgeting ideas into it is: "If what you did in the past worked so well for you, why are you using the YNAB method and software?"

      I strongly believe that there is no better method for optimizing your finances. It doesn't matter if you are deeply in debt or have millions in the bank and in equities (much different than inequities 馃槈).

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    • Superbone One of my favourite financial advisors is Gail Vaz-Oxlade. She is Canadian and retired now but she was pretty blunt with people on her tv shows. Loved her and she was so practical. If you have a chance to see any of her shows, I highly recommend. She is a budget binder, write it all out, stop being an idiot advisor.

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      Navy Blue Pegasus Now, if she is Canadian and blunt, that's really saying something! 馃榿

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    • Superbone 馃槀yep, she is a unique one!

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  • I did not envision this going down this path. 馃槀

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      LoaferDude This is basically what happens when you invite linguists to parties.  You make a benign observation of like "Oh hey, how funny there's actually two readings of this" and a normal person goes, "Oh huh that is funny" and linguists go "GIVE ME A MARKER I WILL SHOW YOU WHY" 馃槀馃

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      WordTenor My sister and my wife.  Don't get them in the same room talking about grammar!  hmmm.  Maybe that's why we don't get invited out much?

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      • YNABing consistently since 2014
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      Bruce 

      Could be worse; they could be into economics or philosophy or want to discuss (shiver of distaste) personal medical conditions.

      Personally, I think a discussion on the proper use of commas and the evolution of modern language due to the unexpected use of gerunds is endlessly fascinating.

      By the way, Oxford commas rule!

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  • I had to go back and look up my grammar basics and linguistic basics twice to actually get that. One of the many things I learnt today, or re-learnt. 馃槉 Invite more linguists to parties I say! 

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