The nasty averages
On the right hand side are figures I have been trying to ignore for a long time. Partly because I had bad spending patterns and partly because I was making mistakes using YNAB. I now have the most awful (and I think wrong) averages on there. Can I reset them somehow? I dont want to do a full Fresh Start.
Hey Good Intentions ! Herman is spot on here. If you want to draw a line in the sand between those old & new habits—you may want to do a Fresh Start.
Average Budgeted/Average Spent calculates the average amount over the previous 1 - 12 months. It starts with your first active month (with budgeting or spending) and excludes the current month.
As your new habits continue, you'll see those numbers trend in the other direction! Or they might be telling you that some extra attention is needed. Our household was in denial about how much was spent on our new puppy last year, and we made some adjustments—budgeting a bit more, and spending less—because the dog really doesn't need that many treats. Plus, he loves carrots and those are Groceries. 😂