I love the idea of the Savings Budgets & the Savings & Debt templates. I watched the webinar and read the documentation but actually implementing it is proving to be a bigger challenge than I thought. I started implementing shortly after it came out in Q4 but wasn’t having success so decided to wait until start of this year.
- Can I wipe the slate clean and start fresh with the Savings Budget & the Savings & Debt templates? I tried to delete everything in the Budget Journal tab but when I made an update to the Savings Budget using the tiller labs add on, it seems to have added back in those old line items from Q4 changes.
- The Long Term Savings total in the Savings column of my Savings Budget tab has the wrong sum of all the line items and I don’t know why. Might have something to do with the Budget Journal tab?
- I have a “passive income” category in my income categories and I received a lump sum in January. This make my available income surplus high. Im transferring 80% of it to one of my long term savings goals, the rest is going to retirement category that I don’t include in the Savings Budget. For me, the savings budget is for big item purchases I’m saving for or emergency savings areas, not stuff like 401ks/IRA/etc. This means it will look like Ill have a 20% surplus income in Jan unless I split that random income line item and hide 20% of it in the transactions tab?
If I can get some clarity on #1 then I think I can solve the rest of this. Hoping this works out and is worth the time! Thanks