Overspent in Future Month doesn't make sense
I started a fresh budget this month to...start fresh. I have been diligent about adding in transactions and making sure the money is allocated in the correct category. When I went to November it is showing that I have overspent in October by $84.41 and I do not understand why.
The only category that I have overspent is a category called Kindle Oasis (I purchased already for $235.60 and have been given 12 months of no interest so I made a goal for that category to pay it monthly to have the entire balance paid off within that timeframe). Other than that single transaction, everything is accounted for and in the green.
What am I missing that is making it say that I am overspending this month (in the November month) if everything is in the green (except for the aforementioned transaction)? I feel like I have worked so hard to keep this in order and now something is messed up and it's discouraging.
Hi, Screaming Bobcats
Twice I've had a phantom negative number appear in a future month, and when I budgeted in the next month, the negative moved an additional month out, staying just out of reach. If you can't find a cash overspend in October and nothing is showing up as a negative red in the available column, try this:
1. If you have the YNAB toolkit extension, disable the toolkit and turn it back on.
2. If the negative still exists, log out of your YNAB account, and shut down the browser. Then re-open the browser and log back into your YNAB account.
Logging out eliminated the phantom negative in my budget on the two occasions that I ran into that issue. On both occasions I had been doing a lot of entry and budget adjustments, so I think a lot of changes in rapid succession created the hiccough in what was displayed.
3. If the negative still exists, reach out to YNAB support for help.