Create "Difference Total" in "Overview" panel on the right side of the screen
It would be quite lovely to have a "total difference" line item which lets you know how "on budget" you are for a given time period. The closer this number is to 0, the closer you are to being exactly on budget. The higher this number is, the more over-budget you are, etc. Basically it would be calculated just by adding up all the "difference" columns in the budget.
Set a recurring budget
Right now you can only set a budget for the next 6 months. Allow an option to auto-set the budget indefinitely to a specific value.
Budget view improvements
In the compact view Have a link from categories to the expanded budget view with that particular category selected. Hide categories with '0' budget but keep categories with 'no budget'. Allow folding categories (and thus hiding subcategories) with a single button. In the expanded view Show the status of the categories next to their names, where status can be "This month's budget" or "Difference" as seen in the Compact view. Also allow hiding zero-budget categories
Quick Set Budget
Add a button to quick set the budget based on the set (configured) suggestions for each category. This would be similar to the existing button that sets the budget from last month's budget.
Monthly email include budget results
I'd like if the monthly summary email included how I did on my budget. Example questions I'd like answered: How much over/under was income and overall spending vs my budget? What were my most over and most under categories? How much better or worse was my net cash flow vs last month?
12 month view for budgeting
I'd love to be able to plan & enter my budgets over a whole year, instead of going one month at a time. See attached for an example of a common spreadsheet format.
Budget Item Details
Budget items should have a one to many association with a breakdown of expenses that total to the budget. Sometimes it's hard to recall what the various items for a given category are that add up to the total budget. For example, the "Home Maintenance" category for July of 2022 may have a budget of $500.00 but in a couple of months I may forget the items that I budgeted for that added up to that amount (i.e. $150.00 Pest Service, $250 Landscaping, $100.00 something else).
Budgeting large purchases
Allow support for one-off budget increases for planned expenses like down payments, vacations, or other large expenses. Maybe this could be tracked on an annual or more holistic basis. This relates to Savings and goals ( https://feedback.lunchmoney.app/general-feature-request/p/savings-and-goals ) but can also help when you already have the money saved for the purchase (it's no longer a goal to track, but a planned expense by that point.