Projected income being duplicated

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I have being using GB for a month or two now, and it's really been helping me. However, I recently tried to change the predicted income amount for my new job (benefits added = less take-home), and I've noticed that GB is adding my previous prediction in addition to the new amount when crafting my budget. Naturally I tried to delete the previous amount, but it just kept re-adding it when I saved. Now my side job is duplicating as well, and I'm very worried. How can I stop this from happening?
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Wayne Woodbury

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Hi, Paul.  Welcome to Goodbudget.  I'm not sure I fully understand your issue, but I'm going to take a stab at it anyway.  It sounds like you have scheduled an automatic 'Fill' that occurs every month.  If that is the case, you only need to delete the next scheduled fill from the main transaction screen.  By 'next scheduled,' I mean one that has a date after today's date and is listed above your last transaction with today's date on the main transaction screen (those transactions will be grayed out).    Deleting a scheduled transaction from the future transactions will remove all future transactions.  For any of these that have already posted that you would like to eliminate, you can simply delete the posted transaction (it will have Black text).  Note that deleting a posted transaction will only delete the one transaction and will not eliminate future scheduled transactions.  This will eliminate any overages in your envelopes as well, so use caution when doing this.

If this is not your issue, can you provide a little more detail?  For example, how are you entering your predicted income (describe your process).  Goodbudget has a lot of flexibility and gives us tools to budget in our own way.  The result is that everyone has their own way of doing things.  Sometimes we have to read between the lines. :-)