Income v Expense Report Showing Negative Income
I have probably a newbie question about reading the Income v Expense report. I'm noticing in the report there are several months with Negative Income. Now I know I've not been in the red in reality and not bounced checks, etc. But I notice that YNAB only accounts for the income that came in that month. Not any pre-existing money that came from the month before which accounts for a sizable chunk of my budget and keeping things on track.
Is there a way to set YNAB to include that existing money for the month so I get a more accurate picture of my income to expense ratio? Or am I just looking/thinking about this wrong? Definitely not a finance person by nature so this is definitely possible. ;)
Thanks in advance for any assistance!
So, you're thinking about it wrong. It's all in the name of the report: How much money entered your budget this month? How much exited your budget this month? The report is not supposed to take into account pre-existing money from the month before. It is perfectly normal for a single month to be negative - that's a function of saving up money over time for a specific expenditure, and then spending the money in a single transaction.Reply