Is there a way to compare spending and saving between 2 years?
Once thing I miss about another aggregator / budget tool that I used to use is the ability to compare 2 years spending and save between each other.
I gives me an idea of how my needs or habits have changed, and insight as to whether I'm doing better or worse than before.
- "Last year you saved 10% of your take-home pay. This year you spent 20%, good job!"
- "Last year you spent $10k on electronics , this year you spent only $3k, good job!"
- "Last year you spent $48k on groceries , this year you spent $100k. Go on a diet or stop shopping at Whole Foods!"
It would be great to see the values and graphed next to each other to make it easy to compare them.
I didn't get any results for this feature when I search around the Web app's report tab, and no search results in this forum. Am I not looking in the right place? Or would this be a feature that I need to request?
Hi! The Spending Report's Trends view in YNAB would be a helpful spot to visit for comparisons, or you might check out the Budget Reports API. Note that both of these tools would simply show you data, not provide assessments/comparison statements.
Otherwise, this would be a fantastic upgrade for the app! If you'd like, I suggest you make a Feature Request! :)