I noticed the same thing. I have no definite answers, but here are my thoughts. Had you done this at the beginning of the year, you wouldn't be transferring balances. Because we are doing it towards the end of the year, I still don't think you want to transfer balances (to your subcategories). Instead, you want to use the view/edit budget to assign starting balances for your subcategories.nutterb wrote:There appear to be two ways to assign money to the budget subcategories. You can do it through the "View/Edit Budget" dialog, or you can do it through transfers. Strangely, when I did it through the View/Edit Budget dialog, it created positive balances on my income and expense report. If I specified an allotment of $100 to the Elders Quorum and then transferred $100 to Elders Quorum, the income and expense report showed $200 in the Elders Quorum subcategory.
In the end, I'm left wondering what is really happening. Are we supposed to be making allocations using the View/Edit Budget dialog, or are we supposed to be physically making transfers? Or are these essentially the same thing?
What you do what to do is transfer your expenses from the main category to the subcategory. This can be accomplished by transferring positive values from your subcategories to the main category. Essentially, this makes the yearly expenses appear in your transfers category. A budget report will therefore show starting amount, expenses and remaining balance.
I do think this is a bit of a tweak to make the new system fit the old. I think this is something we only need to do for the remainder of 2010 and come 2011 it will be much cleaner. Again, just what I think.