Where do Funds For <Month> come from?

I just signed up towards the end of last month, and now I want to give YNAB a full shot for June.  I've got my budget all set up, but I have no idea where the Funds for June come from?  I have one job that pays me once a month a fixed amount, and then work another job where the money comes in at odd times and for different amounts.  

How do I budget for that inconsistent income stream?

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    • Melissa
    • Routinely questioning every assumption I have about my budget, my spending, and my savings habits.
    • todays_mel
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    Your first month using YNAB will be skewed a bit. The "funds for June" will reflect the money from all the on-budget banking accounts you set up, plus whatever income you also receive in that month.  After June, that "Funds for <month>" will only reflect anything you mark as an "Inflow".

  • Welcome to YNAB! So glad you're giving it a try. This article on budgeting with variable income might be helpful for you as you set up June and consider managing your budget in the future. :)

    As Melissa said, your first month in YNAB will look different than subsequent months because you've just added all of your cash at once! In the future, that "Funds for [Month]" in the header will tell you how much you have total to work with that month. It's a calculation, and you can see the breakdown of what's included here. :)

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