Negative in my Budget Category
Sorry if this is duplicate. Im having an issues with a particular category. On 6/15 (the first paycheck in June) I put $1200 into my Mortgage category. I then transferred it from Checking to the account where the bank takes it's payment BOTH are on Budget. The next day the bank takes the payment. on 6/29 Paycheck number 2. I go to put $1200 in my mortgage category and it has a -$831.65. (I don't recall moving any money from that budget category. What did I do wrong? Help!
If you mean the budget entry (1st column) is -$831, that's something you must have done, possibly accidentally. (Transactions (transfers or otherwise) do not affect that budget value.) I can easily see someone trying to move money and accidentally picking a category one away from the desired source. There are a number of other possible accidental causes. (You don't have a cat, do you? They are notorious for walking on a keyboard!) 😉
The why/how is a bit immaterial. Like any Rule 3 situation, when you realize that an Available amount is not appropriate, just reallocate until it is appropriate.