Bi Weekly Goals

Is there any chance that YNAB will be adding Bi Weekly Goal options instead of only Monthly or weekly? 

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  • So... twice every week? 馃槈

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      • dakinemaui
      • dakinemaui
      • 6 mths ago
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      Superbone Are you semi-serious? 馃槈

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      • Superbone
      • YNAB convert since 2008
      • Superbone
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      dakinemaui More like semi-sweet.

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  • Sorry that was a typo ... Should have been BI-Monthly..

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      • dakinemaui
      • dakinemaui
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      Gray Dragon Feature Request form on the main support page. It's rare YNAB discloses their plans in advance.

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      • Superbone
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      • Superbone
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      Gray Dragon There's also a feature request link on this forum's main page:

      Feature Requests

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    • Hey Gray Dragon ! Not that I have much different to say... but wanted to make it official. 馃槈

      Our team is looking closely at feedback on Goals for future updates. We have more up our sleeve! I can't say for sure that a Bi-Monthly option will be added, but if you haven't yet鈥攜our can let our Product team know you'd like to see it by submitting a Feature Request.

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  • Fortnightly!

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  • A frequency of twice per month is a period of half a month = semi-monthly. A frequency of twice per year is a period of half a year = semi-annually. No one has issue with "semi-annually", nor does anyone think a "semicircle" is anything other than half a circle. It's beyond me why so many people cannot extrapolate from year to month and still keep the "half" connotation.

    I actually don't know of anyone who has issues with bi-weekly pay meaning "containing 2 weeks of pay". Just like "bipedal" means having 2 feet, a bicycle has 2 wheels, etc. ("Bi" meaning two, not half.) I applaud Gray Dragon for using bi-monthly to mean a period of two months. 馃憤馃槀

    The one I see abused most frequently is bi-monthly when discussing twice per month. It just doesn't fit the pattern of the other similar words (that are not contentious), most obviously to me because "twice" is a frequency, not a period.

    Obviously, my opinion is in the minority given the pervasive abuse in history (and indeed in the present). It's likely a fools errand to point all this out, but hey, it's been a while since this came up last time. 馃槑

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      • Bruce
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      dakinemaui 

      dakinemaui said:
      I applaud Gray Dragon for using bi-monthly to mean a period of two months. 馃憤馃槀

       If that's what he was saying, then why even bring up the question?  You can already set it for every 2 months, 3 months, 4 months...  He's asking twice a month (semi-monthly in your scenario above)  Also not fortnightly.

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      • Superbone
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      • Superbone
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      Bruce Yes, semi-monthly is what the OP is asking for.

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      • dakinemaui
      • dakinemaui
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      Bruce oops... 馃檭

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      • nolesrule
      • Been waiting 5 years for the Stealing From the Future fix...
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      dakinemaui Does bisect mean to divide into 2 parts or to divide in half? 馃槈

      The problem is that people apply "bi" as a prefix, when what they are really trying to do is apply "bisect" as a prefix.

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      • dakinemaui
      • dakinemaui
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      nolesrule both! Interesting notion, though.

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      nolesrule said:
      Does bisect mean to divide into 2 parts

       I would say that is yes,

      but this,

      nolesrule said:
      divide in half

       is a result of the cutting into two equal parts. 

      Sort of like how 2x2 and 2+2 both equal 4, but that doesn't mean multiplication and addition are the same thing. 

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  • And the way to do semi-monthly in YNAB currently is to break it into two transactions/goals. E.g. One on the first and one on the 15th and make each of these monthly.

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  • Rather than a biweekly(every 2 weeks) limitation, wouldn't it be better to have the recurring goal as every ## weeks? i.e. my Chewy.com subscription is every 5 weeks(fixed amount due every 5 weeks), also a food delivery subscription every 6 weeks. So rather than limiting the recurrences to 2 weeks...perhaps make it a user selection of 1-to-X weeks?

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  • I am looking for the bi-weekly goal option too! And as the Gray Dragon mentioned this would be helpful! For me, this is to coordinate with any biweekly type things (such as pay cycles or mortgage/loan accounts).

    Ill just leave this link here, for the confusion about bi-monthly/weekly etc.

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/on-biweekly-and-bimonthly

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    • Sky Blue Mixer Hey there! Thanks for chiming in with your added request and for the helpful info 馃槉If you haven't already, our Product team would love to officially record your "vote" for this feature! You can get your request to them directly by filling out our Feature Request form. 

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