Negative activity is added to inflow...?
I just started a new budget in YNAB app (all budget reset to 0)
I have all my accounts set up with the money on it. This checks out with what is actually found in the bank accounts.
I have some transactions (payments already recorded and cleared). These are identified as negative activity.
The weird things is that the inflown shown in YNAB is equal to : total on accounts + this negative activity.
So in the end i have an inflow greater that what is on the accounts.... isn’t that weird ?
Hi Silver Door !
As Mamster stated, I think a screenshot would be helpful! Where are you seeing those transactions reported as negative activity? Since this is a new budget, did you import those transactions or manually enter them?
Let us know a few more details and we'll go from there! :)Reply
Ok so after discussion with a person from the support, here is the solution with simplified numbers to improve the explanation & understanding.
- The total bank account amount is obviously correct but the important thing is that I already have registered transactions. Imagine the bank total is 1000 and there are 200 euros of transactions registered. This means that for the currently budgeted month I had an inflow of 1000+200.
- The 1000+200 = 1200 is what would be shown in the "to be budgeted" because the 200 expenses are already identified. So when I would have budgeted 200 then the inflow remaining would be 1000 and this equals the actual amount I have left on the bank account.
So the mathematics are correct everything is fine !Reply