Re: Inflow: To be Budgeted

As I run a small business my income is all over the place I see clients from week to week so I cannot enter a total amount I will earn in a month or the date it will come in, because it comes in dribbles.


To help me with my budget I would like to see "Inflow: To be Budgeted" in my budget screen,  so I can see how much I have earned this month to date.


this would make my life a lot easier. So how do I add the "Inflow: To be Budgeted" to the budget screen?

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  • I think the only way to do this is to budget everything in the prior month, so the 'Funds for [Month]' will only display income received this month.

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  • Perhaps take some time to take some of the get started classes. You don't enter in the income you expect to receive; you enter it as you receive it and budget it to your categories at that time. There is also a class on managing pay cycles which helps explain how to use YNAB with variable income, as yours is. 

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  • Hi Rodney Inns !

    Part of the magic of YNAB is that you only budget with the funds you currently have available. You won't be asked to enter a monthly income or amount. When you receive income, categorize it as Inflow: To Be Budgeted, then budget it towards your categories that have upcoming expenses. You'll repeat these steps each time you receive income.

    There isn't a way to see a running total of Inflow: To Be Budgeted on your budget screen. However, in the web app you can take a look at the Funds for [Month] to see how much you've had to budget for the month, or the Income vs. Expense Report to see the income you've received in the month.

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