Goodbudget Unaffected by Heartbleed

What is “Heartbleed”? “Heartbleed” is a recently discovered vulnerability affecting particular versions of OpenSSL software. OpenSSL is a security library used by roughly two-thirds of the websites on the internet. Was Goodbudget Affected? When “Heartbleed” was announced our techs quickly examined our use of OpenSSL and found that we were not affected. To be clear, … Read more

Goodbudget gives you free stuff

In Goodbudget, tons of things that were only for paid plans before are now free. Because it’s better to give than to receive. When Goodbudget makes its debut to planet Earth… Everyone will get one free bank account with Goodbudget You had to pay for this before. The best part is you’ll be able to … Read more

The people behind Goodbudget support

In the next few weeks, you can expect a new name, new visuals, and a redesigned web app completely from the ground up. EEBA is becoming Goodbudget and Goodbudget puts everything in one place. There are real, live human beings who pick up the phone when you call Goodbudget customer support. None of this “press … Read more

Goodbudget puts everything in one place

In November, you can expect a new name, new visuals, and a redesigned web app completely from the ground up. EEBA is becoming Goodbudget. EEBA is like a maze. There’s like ten different links to get to important parts of the app. Regular envelopes, annual envelopes, and accounts are all on separate pages. Truth be … Read more

EEBA is becoming Goodbudget

In November, you can expect a new name, new visuals, and a redesigned web app completely rethought from the ground up. EEBA will become Goodbudget. The reasons for the switch EEBA became more than envelope budgeting software. Our software had one goal when we first opened our doors in November 2009: create virtual envelopes. Over … Read more

How to Budget with a 4-Week Paycheck?

Update

EEBA is now Goodbudget! Goodbudget has all the great features of EEBA (and more!) in a new and updated interface. Check out our updated article on this topic, and check out the Goodbudget Help Center for the most recent help content.

If you get paid every four weeks, you’ll receive 13 paychecks over the course of the year. The best way to budget for that is with a monthly budgeting period based off one of your paychecks. This will help you keep a consistent budget month to month and will give you a bonus paycheck at the end of the year that you can use to pay down debt, build up your savings, or simply enjoy!

Budget off one paycheck

Start by creating a budget based off one of your regular paychecks. To do this, head to the “Edit Budget” page in EEBA. Here you can create your Envelopes with their budget amounts. As you create your budget, make sure that your total “Budgeted” amount is less than your paycheck.

Crafting a budget that fits into a single paycheck may mean making some tough choices, but stick with it! Resist the temptation to include a portion of your next paycheck into your budget, and you’ll be rewarded with greater peace of mind and a budget that’s flexible enough to deal with the surprises that always come up each month.

Not sure how to start? Check out our blog post on How to Make a Budget.

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How to Make a Budget

Update

EEBA is now Goodbudget! Goodbudget has all the great features of EEBA (and more!) in a new and updated interface. Check out our updated article on this topic, and check out the Goodbudget Help Center for the most recent help content.

Take the fear out of budgeting with our step-by-step guide to crafting a budget you can really live with.

Step 1. Relax!

Before you do anything take a deep breath and relax. . . feel better? We’re not here to make the perfect budget, or change your financial world overnight. We’ll get to that later. For now we just need to put a budget together that we can work with. There will be plenty of time to reflect and make changes later. The most important thing is to just get started, keep going.

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Three Years of EEBA

This November, EEBA will celebrate its third year of helping users sync their budgets, manage their finances, and save money for the things that matter. It has been an amazing time and we’ve been blown away by the creativity and dedication of our users.

Most of all, we are humbled by the ways you choose to make EEBA a part of your financial lives. Here at EEBA HQ, we often share poignant feedback or touching reviews with each other, and delight in seeing the ways EEBA has made a difference in people’s lives.

Especially delightful to us are stories of people coming together about their budget.

LOVE THIS APP! My husband and I love this program. It updates on both of our phones and so far we’ve been able save a ton of money! I would recommend it to anyone! – Jacqueline

We are proud of EEBA’s mobile sync feature, keeping your budget in sync on multiple mobile devices and the web automatically, but seeing how it helps users communicate and stick with a budget together makes us even prouder!

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FAQ: Be Smarter with #tagging

Update

EEBA is now Goodbudget! Goodbudget has all the great features of EEBA (and more!) in a new and updated interface. Check out our updated article on this topic, and check out the Goodbudget Help Center for the most recent help content.

Tags are a way to keep track of spending that occurs in more than one Envelope. You can use this feature to keep track of pretty much anything, from spending on events or personal projects to tax deductions.

For example, I’ve always wondered how much I spend on tailgate parties. When I go tailgating I buy food from my Groceries Envelope, gas from my Transportation Envelope, and tickets from my Fun Money Envelope. Because the expenses are recorded to different Envelopes it’s hard to know how much I really spend. With tags I can add a “tailgate” tag to each of these expenses and see how much I spend on tailgating no matter how many Envelopes the expenses are recorded to.

How do I add a #tag to an expense?

To add a tag simply type “#” and then the name of your tag into the notes field of the expense. Here, I’m buying food for my next tailgate party. I record the expense to my Groceries Envelope as usual, but now I add “#tailgating” into the notes field.

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