How to handle Scheduled transaction (installments) not in native currency?

Hi there, 

I have an installments that will last till November this year. So I guess that's scheduled transactions.


The only problem is that it's in a different currency. So each month the actual fee is different.


I guess I can budget a fixed amount each month not an issue. The question is how should I add a scheduled transaction if the amount changes due to currency exchange rates?

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    • Abby
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    • abbydawn
    • 3 yrs ago
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    I would add a scheduled transaction with your best guess about the total amount, with a note or colored flag that helps remind you to update it once it hits your account. Perhaps estimate a little higher, to give you some wiggle room on the exchange rate?

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  • Hi kimsia !

    I totally agree with what Ben said! Add the recurring transaction with your best guess amount, and when it hits the bank with the final amount including exchange rate/bank fees etc, change the transaction amount in YNAB. The flagging is a great suggestion too, that can be your cue to check your online banking! 馃槉

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  • Thanks Jannelle and Ben

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    • WordTenor
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    • WordTenor
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Tip: if you use direct import, you can match the transactions even if they are different amounts. 

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  • Thanks for tip WordTenor

    I have to use file import because I am not a US company

      • WordTenor
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      • WordTenor
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      kimsia Same thing. You can enter the estimate using a scheduled transaction, then manually match the imported transaction even if it isn't exactly the same amount. 

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