How to Budget with a 4-Week Paycheck

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 … Read more

How do I create automatic Fills and payments?

You can create scheduled transactions while on the Web, Android, and iPhone. On the Web To create a new recurring transaction, click on the “Schedule this…” check box on any transaction window in the Goodbudget webpage. You can make any transaction or Envelope Fill scheduled. Click the “Email X Days before” box to get a reminder … Read more

How to Download Your Transaction History

To export your transaction history in Goodbudget, click on the “Export CSV” link that’s above the Transactions list. You can save this file to your computer and view it through a spreadsheet program, like Microsoft Excel.

Organize Your Transactions With #Tags

What are “tags” and how can I use them? 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 … Read more

Custom Quick Fills

You can customize how you fund each Envelope and save the way that you Fill them for next time!  Here’s how: Create a new Envelope Fill using the the Fill Envelopes page as you normally would Before you save, check the box next to “Remember Quick Fill as…” and give it a name The next time … Read more

Scheduled transactions not posting at the right time?

Q: My scheduled transactions are posting too late. What can I do? A: Scheduled transactions should start posting around midnight your time. It takes several hours for the job to complete. If you notice your scheduled transactions are posting too late in the day, check to make sure your Time Zone setting is showing the … Read more

How do I Group my Envelopes?

Group your Envelopes together to see the bigger picture. How does grouping my Envelopes help? When your Envelopes are grouped, you’ll be able to see whether you’re on track in each Envelope and track the balance of your Envelope Group as a whole Grouping Envelopes is also an organization tool. By lumping Envelopes together, they’re … 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

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