Find "Lost" Money Using YNAB & Duplicate Receipts
While YNAB has helped me to consistently save money and plan better over several years, today was an exciting first. Because I now track my spending everyday, I had a record of a return that I mailed at the post office almost a month ago.
The vendor said the item did not arrive and would not credit the return without the tracking number. After entering the expense in YNAB, I had accidentally thrown away the receipt with the tracking number. However, because of YNAB, I knew the date, amount, and form of payment and was able to get a duplicate receipt from the post office. This enabled me to verify the delivery and get the full reimbursement of the return plus postage. That duplicate receipt saved me almost $60 that would otherwise have been lost. Yeah for YNAB and good habits like spending tracking!