Tracking Credits / Refunds

We recommend recording refunds or reimbursements as Credits instead of Incomes. That way, your spending reports reflect what you really spent yourself, not what you spent, but were later paid back for. You can enter Credit transactions on Web, iPhone, and Android by following the instructions below. Web To add a Credit on the Web, … Read more

How do I change my password?

If you forgot your password, just enter your email address on the Forgot Password page and we’ll send you an email with a link to reset your password. If you’re already logged in, you can change your password by clicking on My Household at the top right of the Goodbudget webpage. This will take you to the Household … Read more

Set Goals and Track Your Progress with More Envelopes

Whether it’s your property taxes, a summer vacation, or your Holiday spending, we all have expenses that seem to creep up on us through the year. Don’t be surprised by these predictable expenses! Instead, set a savings goal to budget for them throughout the year. With the Free version of Goodbudget, you’ll be able to … Read more

Clear All Your Data to Start Clean

To clear all of your transaction information: 1. Click on the “My Household” link at the top right of the page. 2. Then click on “Clear All My Data” on the left. 3. Finally, click the red “Yes, please DELETE ALL MY DATA.” button. This will delete all of your transaction information. Your Envelopes and … Read more

What is Unallocated money?

When you have money that is available to spend, but is not in an Envelope, that money is Unallocated. Another way of thinking about it is that your Unallocated balance equals the sum of money in your Accounts minus the sum of money in your Envelopes. In this article we’ll go over where Unallocated money … Read more

Handle Multiple or Variable Incomes

Keeping track of a single, stable income can be hard enough. For those with more than one income, or an income that varies month to month, things can quickly get more complicated. You aren’t certain how much money you really have to spend, or which paycheck to spend on which expenses. Thankfully, Goodbudget can help. … Read more

How to Make a Budget

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 … Read more