Feature Request - Spending Trends Report
I LOVE reports. I literally check them every day, because they motivate me.
What i REALLY want though is for them to EDUCATE me. Well they do currently, I just have an idea for how they could be more useful.
Specifically, the Spending Trends report - I like it, but it's really hard to figure out what exactly i'm overspending on month to month. This is due to the fact that only the "total spending" is visible at each level in the report, and not the "average spending" for each category group and category.
In addition, once you've narrowed down to a "category group", you can't easily visualise which category specifically is the culprit due to them all being stacked onto each other. When i click on a specific category in the graph, i expect it to 'filter down' even further to just that one category to view in graph-view, but instead it gives me a history of transactions (which by the way is awesome, but comes up too soon).
I've attached two screenshots trying to explain what i'd like to see.
ANOTHER feature for this graph (trends) view would be a dashed "overlay" line that follows month to month with the "true spending" (what this graph currently shows) and shows the "goals" amount that is for each category. This would help me compare how realistic my goals were, and how much i'm overspending there.
Another "overlay" line that could be used is the "average" spending for the selected category or group.
Also i know some people's "Average Budgeted" and "Average Spent" are different as well, and could be shown here with "overlay" lines.
These in a nutshell would drastically increase the (f̶u̶n̶) usefulness of these reports, helping me fine tune my budget based on real data.
On a side note, i'd love to be included in beta releases of features, if this is at all a thing you guys do. I'd love to comment and critique new features you're coming up with.