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Where do you want to go?

Posted by on December 20, 2016 in Community-Contributed | 5 comments

When it comes to you and money, where do you want to go? We sat down with some budgeters, and here’s what they said: “Up. I’d like to go up, which means having more money. I think of a growth chart, like my kids have at the doctor’s office, and I want to check in and see how it’s doing.” Paul, father of three. “When I hear that, it sounds like a relationship. I want to go places with money, like literally travel.” Kendall, fabulously child-free. “I think of ‘enough.’ I don’t want to have to think about it as much, not every day.”  Matt, thinking about moving. “Somewhere free, not like I don’t have to pay, but like a feeling of freedom.  Thinking about being debt-free, that’s where I want to go.”  Karisa, paying off student loans What about you… Where do you want to go? Leave a comment to let us know! -Happy budgeting, The Goodbudget...

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Scheduled Transactions. Now on iPhone too.

Posted by on December 7, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

See upcoming expenses on your phone No more going to the web just to see when your monthly Cell Phone bill is due. See your scheduled transactions right on your phone. (We should’ve put them there, like, yesterday!) Tap the ‘Schedule this…’ box when you’re adding a transaction to create a weekly expense, monthly income, or yearly transfer. Fill your Envelopes automatically every month Wake up to full, green Envelopes on the first of the month! Schedule your Envelope Fill, and we’ll do the rest automatically — every month. To get started, tap on the Fill Envelopes icon and tell Goodbudget how you’d like to fill those Envelopes each time. And, remember to schedule it! Get the latest version of Goodbudget from the App Store! Happy budgeting! – The Goodbudget Team P.S. This feature is also available on Android. Head to the Google Play Store to download to get the...

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Reports help you see where it all goes

Posted by on November 17, 2016 in Community-Contributed | 0 comments

See how much you’re earning — and spending. And see where it’s all going. Check out your reports on Android, iPhone, or the Web! Income vs. Spending. This report shows if you’re living within your means, or just plain ol’ spending more than you’re making. (Hope not.) Whether you’re living paycheck to paycheck, sharing a Household, or tracking multiple incomes, keep an eye on your income easily. With the Income vs. Spending Report, you can be sure you’re spending less than you earn and gain peace of mind! Spending by Envelope Report. This colorful report shows what you spent on each category for this month, last week, last month…or whatever time range will help you understand your spending. Tap on your Food, Fun, or Vacation Envelope to highlight it. Happy budgeting! – The Goodbudget...

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Scheduled Transactions. Now on Android.

Posted by on November 7, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

See upcoming expenses on your phone No more going to the web just to see when your monthly Cell Phone bill is due. See your scheduled transactions right on your phone. (We should’ve put them there, like, yesterday!) Tap the ‘Schedule this…’ box when you’re adding a transaction to create a weekly expense, monthly income, or yearly transfer. Fill your Envelopes automatically every month Wake up to full, green Envelopes on the first of the month! Schedule your Envelope Fill, and we’ll do the rest automatically — every month. To get started, tap on the Fill Envelopes icon and tell Goodbudget how you’d like to fill those Envelopes each time. And, remember to schedule it! Get the latest version of Goodbudget for Android! Happy budgeting! – The Goodbudget Team P.S. We’ve added this feature on iPhone also — get the update in the App Store and let us know what you...

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We’re Hiring a Developer!

Posted by on August 30, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

Are you an awesome Mobile Developer? And you love Goodbudget? Come work with us in San Francisco! And if you know someone who might be a good fit, we’d appreciate you passing along the message. (The job comes with lots of opportunities to geek out on budgets and eat fancy ice cream.) Check out the job description for our next Lead Developer. Goodbudget is on the lookout for a focused, collaborative individual to serve in our home budget app business.  The Lead Developer role is a full-time position housed with the rest of our team in our San Francisco, California office.  You’ll work with our team to translate product vision into technical choices.  You’ll build and maintain our Android and iPhone apps, and you’ll work with other developers who do the same for our web app.  And you’ll grow into a role as technical owner for the product.  A passion for personal and family budgets is a huge plus! More details in the job description.  Note that applications received before 9am Pacific Time on September 12, 2016 will be given...

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Envelope budgeting 101 + Psst… we’re hiring!

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Envelope budgeting 101 If you need a refresher course on envelope budgeting, check out this video. Our Budgeter-in-Chief, Chi-En Yu, went on TV to give a brief overview of how envelope budgeting works. Psst… we’re hiring! Are you an awesome Mobile Developer? And you love Goodbudget? Come work with us in San Francisco! And if you know someone who might be a good fit, we’d appreciate you passing along the message. (The job comes with lots of opportunities to geek out on budgets and eat fancy ice cream.) Check out the job description for our next Lead Developer. Happy budgeting! -The Goodbudget Team...

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Goodbudget’s going on TV

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

Tune in for Envelope Budgeting 101 Need a refresher course on envelope budgeting? Watch our Budgeter-in-Chief, Chi-En Yu, give a brief intro about how it works. Tune in to The Balancing Act airing on Lifetime Television® on Friday, May 13 at 7:30am (ET/PT). Here’s a sneak peek of the TV set & props: See Behind the Scenes Ever wonder who’s behind Goodbudget? Well, now you can find out! While on set, Chi-En also shared a bit about kids and money, how she got started, and the day-to-day choices we all face. Check out the interview. Happy budgeting! – The Goodbudget Team   P.S. We’ve been working on a side project to help folks pay off debt faster. Sign up to hear the latest about our little iPhone debt app....

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Get paid weekly, plan for rent monthly (on the web)

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Announcements | 8 comments

Weekly, monthly, and six months envelopes in the same budget Budget vary. To help you budget how you budget, you can now customize your Envelopes based on your pay period.  Get paid weekly, plan for rent monthly You get paid every Friday, buy groceries weekly, and pay rent monthly. Now, you can save up for expenses that happen every 2 weeks, every month and even farther in the future. Get paid monthly, plan for insurance every six months You budget and get paychecks every month. Now, you can focus on saving up for big expenses that happen every 2, 3, and 6 months, like car insurance. Get started and customize your Envelopes on the web. Need Help? Check out our Help Article to get started.   Happy budgeting! – The Goodbudget Team   P.S. We’ve been working on a side project to help folks pay off debt faster. Sign up to hear the latest about our little iPhone debt app. ...

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3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Budget

Posted by on March 24, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

Spring is finally upon us, and it’s time to give our budgets a little TLC. Here are 3 ways you can freshen up your budget for spring. 1. Change with the seasons We’re excited to swap out our winter coats for light spring jackets. And, when the weather changes, our bills and utilities change too. Let’s get our budgets to change with seasons. Update your Envelope’s budgeted amount to reflect your latest bills. And remember to adjust your other Envelopes so you’re still living within your means. 2. Clear the clutter Just like a kid’s overflowing toy box, we have no place to put certain types of expenses. We’ve been going on Date Nights, but we’ve been lumping it in with Family Fun. Now, that Envelope’s cluttered with stuff that doesn’t really belong. Make an Envelope for your Date Nights, so those expenses have a home and are no longer cluttering up your Family Fun Envelope. More reason to make date night happen! 3. Start Fresh We avoid cleaning under the couch because we know it won’t be pretty. Just like the stale food under our cushions, we may have forgotten about our budget. Even so, we can still start fresh for today. Just adjust the balances of your Envelopes to be where you want them to be as of today. Let’s leave the past behind and move forward, instead! (But, really, clean under those cushions!) What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Spring cleaning happens one small step at a time, so let’s get started now. Login to Goodbudget Happy budgeting! – The Goodbudget Team P.S. We’re working on a new project to help folks manage their debt. Stay tuned for updates.  ...

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Say “yes” to second chances

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It’s now February and maybe one of your resolutions was to do better with your budget this year. If you’ve stayed on track, nice work! You’re awesome. BUT if you’ve lost a little bit of steam, read on… (and you’re still awesome). Here’s a second chance at your budget Just because things haven’t gone quite according to plan doesn’t mean all your hard work has failed. Give yourself some grace and take your second chance. Here’s what to do if you got off track. Bring your budget with you Your budget is at home on your computer, but you’re out in the real world swiping your cards and making purchases. Since you have your phone with you anyway, login to Goodbudget and you’ll quickly know how much you have left to spend on groceries. Get on the same page You bought groceries, and your spouse bought take-out. But you’ve both used more than the entire Food budget on your purchases! What now? Get everyone on the same page (at least in the same chapter) by adding those expenses to Goodbudget right away. Plan for big expenses Birthday gifts! Doh! Car repairs! Oops… Expect the unexpected and start saving now. Create that Annual Car Repairs Envelope. When it comes time to buy those new tires, you’ll already have the money saved up in your budget. Be flexible So, you overspent on Fun. Know that you’re a real person with real expenses. Move extra money from Groceries to make up for the overspending in Fun. You’ll be as good as new and ready to keep on keeping on.   Say “yes” to getting it right Remember, budgets are flexible and we think you should be too. Know where things went wrong, say “OK” and then try your best with this second chance. We believe in you. Login to Goodbudget Happy budgeting! – The Goodbudget...

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