Split Transaction with Different Dates

Some of my budget items are prepaid. For Example: Buying a yearly software subscription. I would like to split this one-time transaction into 12 monthly transactions  so that I can have a consistent monthly budget. However, when I go to split a transaction I can only select one date. Is there a way to account for this in YNAB?

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  • You need to save up for the full amount in advance and enter that transaction. This way your YNAB accounts will stay accurate. 

     

    You may have to front load the category but after the first payment you will just have to save 1/12 each month. 

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  • Hi Powder Blue Welder !

    There isn't a way to split a transaction among different dates. Instead, you'll want to save up for that transaction in different months so that the full amount is available when you need it - like Satcook mentioned. Take a look at the Goals feature - the Category Balance by Date option will let you enter the amount you need to save and when you need it by, then YNAB will tell you how much to save each month to save the total needed. :)

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