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Budget Rules

bake578
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Budget Rules

Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Budget Rules:
As I've been using Skrooge more and more, one of the areas that I've taken a deep dive into is the budget rules. I have been using YNAB for quite some time and have become very accustomed to how they handle "moving money". Basically if you spend more than your budget in one category that month, you NEED to cover that by spending less somewhere else. YNAB's functionality basically allows you to "move money" from one category to another. Skrooge essentially does this; however, there's one "flaw" from what I've experienced.

Example)
June Budget = Food: $100, Fun: $50, Total: $150
June Actual = Food: $125, Fun: $10, Total: $135
June Delta = Food: -$25, Fun: +$40, Total: +$15

I can setup a budget rule that says "Any delta in Food needs to change the Fun budget". The result of this rule is this:
Corrected budget = Food: $125, Fun: $25
What would make sense to me is that the FOOD budget should also be corrected to reflect that money was moved from Fun to cover the overspend.

Thoughts on this??

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