217 votesSebastian commented
How likely is it that there is a cashflow forecast coming to gnucash? I really like the program and would like to stick with it which is giving me a hard time if this feature is not yet implemented.
I would suggest to the developer to at least add a line "Starting Balance" in the budgeting window of expenses down below where "Income", "Expense", "Transfers", and "Total" is written. "Starting Balance" would be the difference of all (reconciled) income and expenses until each first day of a new month.
Say we have a regular income of 100 USD and total expenses of 30 USD in month a. In the budget window down below should be Income=100, Expense=30, Transfers=0, Total=70 for month a, and Starting Budget=70 for (the next) month b. Since we know that our regular income is equal to 100 and our expenses unknown (in this example), the Starting Budget for month c would be 170, et cetera.
I hope it is clear what I suggest.