YNAB Criticism (2016)

16 thoughts
last posted Sept. 26, 2016, 4:49 p.m.

5 earlier thoughts


Second annoyance: occasionally when editing transactions and switching between the Budget and Accounts screens, anomalies occur. This includes things like category totals being off after changing a transaction's category or date.

For example:

  1. I imported a transaction (the one for my YNAB subscription actually) [The transaction was for $45 and had no category assigned at this point]
  2. I re-dated it from 1/31 to 2/1 because reasons
  3. I then assigned it a category (Subscriptions)

My budget for January now shows $45 in uncategorized spending, but there are no transactions for that month without a category.

  1. I then deleted the transaction altogether to see what would happen. There was no change, and my January budget still shows $45 in Uncategorized Transactions.

(This was actually the content of the Feb support ticket I mentioned above.)

I've since discovered that if this happens, logging out and reloading the site clears it up.

This happens maybe every other month or so.

10 later thoughts