Hide an active account?
Is it possible to hide an active tracking (liability) account in the Accounts sidebar? I know you can click the little arrow to the left of the Tracking menu to hide all of the accounts, but it would be helpful to selectively hide certain active accounts with balances, not closing or deleting them.
I've linked all my student loans to YNAB—they are all government loans at different interest rates, but are all managed by a single loan company so when I pay my bill it is dispersed across them. It would be helpful to be able to hide most of these accounts so I can focus on paying down one at a time with extra payments instead of getting overwhelmed visually by seeing all 10 of them.
I was a nerd and made a spreadsheet that calculated interest, payment allocations, extra payments, timing, etc for each individual loan. It was fun. It also helped motivate me and make good decisions about paying it down.
But, in YNAB, I just put the total in an unlinked tracking account. Each month when the payment went through, I recorded interest and the balance was always correct.
Hi Lavender Cartridge !
My student loans were treated the same way when I tried to connect them to my budget and I decided I'd rather have none of them in my budget than all of them. If you plan to pay them down by interest rate, you could add the account that you're currently focusing on while leaving the rest off budget until it's their time. If you add all of them, you can only minimize the Tracking account section like you mentioned instead of hiding certain ones.