How to track overages without losing sight of the rest of the month?
Ok so every month my wife and I create our budget and then daily as my bank account transactions come in I go through the motions. There are usually some overages. So we spent $100 more on clothes or whatever. To keep everything green I move money from other categories. However, by doing this I lose sight of where we've gone over budget.
Is there a way to keep everything green but still have visibility on overages?
It sounds like you are not consulting your budget categories before you make spending decisions and are just using YNAB as a tracker. If that's how you're going to do it, Mint would be cheaper.
I budget the same to 95% of my categories every month so I can tell at a glance if I've ever had to increase the budgeted amount to the category. Some people put it in the category name (Groceries/$400). But if you are regularly going over in a particular category, you need to really consider that the reality is that it's not that you are spending over budget, it's that you are under budgeting for your actual priorities (ie you think that X is a lower priority than Y, but your spending shows that you prioritize spending what you want in X rather than Y).
If you use the Toolkit, there is a nifty feature where you can display the goal amount in line with the category (it shows up between the name and the budgeted column), and there's an option within that setting to have the goal amount turn red if you budget over that amount. Same end result as putting the goal amount in the category name, but a little bit different visual.