Proper Budget usage -$ or +$ for categories

Created by Maxime Doyen on on 2010-04-27
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Maxime Doyen on on 2015-10-28

Some of you are confused with sign to use in budget setup.

The answser is pretty simple:
- if it's an income budget value should be +
- if it's an expense it should be -

With an example:
you place +50 on category A (so it's an income budget)

the 0 offset (budget balance = 0) for this category is +50

if at any point you assign expense amount to this category A, let's say -25, the computing will be:
- you expect to have 50, you don't and you also have an additional debit of 25, so from a budget perspective, you miss 75
so -50 -25 = -75