Money stuck in last month's To Be Budgeted
I just rolled over my money from September to October. I did not overspend in September, and I put most of the extra money from my monthly variable categories in "To Be Budgeted" to re-allocate for October. Now, I've budgeted out for October so that the TBB is at zero and my categories are full.
Now, there is $23.18 left in To Be Budgeted, but only in September. If I budget it (in September, the only option available), then my October budget shows that I'm over budget. Then if I remove money from a budget category in October, the money pops up in September.
What is happening? August and November both look fine (TBB=0). Did I miss my only chance to spend some money? Can I get it back? Do I owe it to someone/something supernatural that's claiming it through YNAB?
Slate Gray Captain said:
Is there ever a scenario where I could be negative one month and still have money to budget in another previous month?
Yes, due to overspending in the earlier month or an outflow against TBB in the later month.
Ultimately, the only TBB that's guaranteed to be correct is the one furthest in the future. The problem is exacerbated by the single month display.