Fresh start question
I did a fresh start Jan. 1. Too bad it's not easy to get the finances to cooperate!
1. On Jan 1 I had a positive balance on my cc d/t paying for a couple of things that were still "pending" at the end of Dec. (I know, I've had a conversation on another thread. I won't be doing that any more.) Will that positive balance be added to my "TBB" amount?!?!?!
2. There are 3 transactions on my cc that happened in Dec, but were still pending. With my fresh start should I put it those in Dec (will wind up neg in those categories) or in Jan?
(FWIW, the positive balance on the cc covered 2 of those transactions, and on my previous budget those were covered.)
I don't want to have to do ANOTHER fresh start soon! It would have been so much easier if my cc balance was zero and those 3 transactions had cleared!!!!!!!!
Since you're cleaning everything up, why don't you try putting their proper dates in December, and also budgeting for them... That would decrease the amount you have to clean things up in January. It might cause you to practice ensuring your CC payment category is still showing that $18 available to match the card balance.
Either that or leave them negative (nbd, December's over, it's not like you're looking there for spending guidance) and then just leave your credit card the way we fixed it.
... I assume they were correctly reconciled with the real dates throughout that other thread?
I wouldn't for another fresh start - what's the point?