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!

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  • Hi Christine Osterwalder !

    Nice save! Shipping has definitely been affected by the current state of things, and Im glad you were able to recoup that cost! Yay for tracking (and tracking numbers)! ;)

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