Build an emergency fund AND a plan

Financial emergencies can strike at any time, and being prepared for them ahead of time can reduce the stress you feel when one happens. But only having an emergency fund is not enough. Create a financial emergency plan to back it up. That plan is your roadmap for how you’ll spend from your fund and … Read more

Affected by the government shutdown?

Here’s what you can do. This current government shutdown has serious implications for many of your lives and budgets. Many of you are furloughed without pay, while others continue to work… but with no pay. Some of you might not receive benefits checks that you depend on. And the list really does go on. Regardless … Read more

What to do when your check is late

Having an unexpected loss of income is tough, especially when it’s outside of your control. It’s no surprise that the best way to weather the storm is by having an emergency fund and plan. But what can you do if you don’t have one already in place? What can you do if you need to … Read more

Q & A with a new Goodbudgeter

Whether you’re new to Goodbudget, or been with us for a while, hearing people talk about their budgeting journey can help inspire you to create a budget that works. Meet Alex, the newest addition to the Goodbudget team. He’s twenty-three and a recent college grad. Hear from him as he reflects on his experience getting started with … Read more

We’ve updated our Terms and Privacy Policy

Your privacy matters to us. We’re so grateful you choose Goodbudget to be your budgeting service. We know it’s an immense responsibility to keep you and your personal information safe, and it’s not something we take lightly. We want you feel safe when you use our service. We’ve always taken steps to protect your personal … Read more

We cleaned up a bit so you can too

Move multiple transactions at a time on the web You said it’s a pain to move existing transactions to new Envelopes — you had to move them. One. At. A. Time. We wanted to make it easier for you to clean up your Household. Now, you can move multiple transactions at the same time with Bulk … Read more

Where do you want to go?

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 … Read more

Scheduled Transactions. Now on iPhone too.

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, … Read more