For “Target Goals” enable color flip
For habit goals we are given the choice of setting the goal to limit number of times/day or exceed a given amount. This way we can include habits we’re trying to develop or extinguish. If we are successful in achieving our habit goal, the bar is green. If not, the bar is red.
Can we have similar flexibility when we set up “Target Goals”?
This would be very useful for tracking monthly allowances. This could be financial, but not necessarily.
—- Illustrative Examples Follow —-
A specific example: I start the month with an allowance of 90. I want this to last the month (30 days). If I spend down at a rate of 5/day, I will see a red, horizontal bar because I’m exceeding my spend rate. If I spend at 2/day, I will see a green bar.
More minutia to example: if I spend at 5/day for first 10 days and then spend 0/day for next 10 days, the red bar will turn green as soon as my actual number is LOWER than my target number.
NB: If I’m using a fixed amount to start (say $90), and I can’t get credit from the next time period, then I can only reach 0. I can’t go lower than that.
If my time period is a month, and I blow the 90 credits in the first day, my result will be “0 by the 1st (or second). My remaining rate is 0/day and the bar is red until the last moment of the assigned period which, in this example, is a 30-day month.
If I start at 90 available on the 1st and spend nothing for the first 20 days of a month-long period, then I still have 90 on the 21st day. My allowed remaining usage rate is now 9/day, my projected final amount is 90 at the specific end date and my bar is green. If I spend nothing for the entire month, then the bar stays green for the entire month, and the final estimated amount at end of period (month) is 90.
Finally, in addition to setting the bar to red or green (opposite of the current tracking color option), the month can start with a solid bar or no bar.
If the former, then the bar represents the amount of allowance remaining. The bar shrinks as the allowance is used, but remains green until it crosses the threshold assigned to that time of month. At that point the bar turns red if my usage rate is faster than assigned rate.
If the latter, the bar is measuring the amount used and stays green unless it passes the threshold line at which time it turns red.
The following can already be set up by user, but further illustrates a useful example: If I know I’m spending the whole thing early in the month, then it’ll turn red and serve as reminder that I have no more to spend for that month. If I intend to spend 80 near the end of the month, I can set up a target to not exceed a spend total if 10 until I reach the day I intend to spend.
Finally, thanks for considering this and …
If this has been suggested, is already planned or has been declined, then apologies for the redundant post and please mark this list accordingly.
Thanks again. If this hasn’t already been suggested please consider voting for this feature. I honestly think it’s doable and would be very helpful to those in a fixed budget and/or those who wish to keep to a strict budget.