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,...

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Reports help you see where it all goes

Posted by on November 17, 2016 in Community-Contributed | 4 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...

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EEBA is becoming Goodbudget

Posted by on September 10, 2013 in Announcements, Community-Contributed | 3 comments

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 the years, we added features like checkbook reconciliation, accounts, and recurring transactions because of your honest, what-makes-real-life-better feedback. The name EEBA represents a version of the app that hasn’t...

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How to Budget with a 4-Week Paycheck?

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Community-Contributed | 0 comments

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....

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Import Transactions to Get Back on Track

Posted by on March 1, 2013 in Articles, Community-Contributed | 2 comments

I had a rough time last month. Personal illness and a rash of family emergencies had left my regular schedule in disarray. Among the organizational casualties in my life was my transaction history in EEBA. By the end of February I had gone three weeks without entering any of my expenses, leaving me with Envelopes that looked full but didn’t have much to do with reality. At times like that, it’s important not to beat yourself up over what’s already happened. The most important thing is to get back on track so you can be ready...

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Welcoming a Pup Into My Home & Budget

Posted by on February 8, 2013 in Articles, Community-Contributed | 0 comments

I recently got a puppy named Curby.  She’s a fearless little Chihuahua-mix that enjoys napping in laps, chewing on shoelaces, and sunbathing on the deck.  At first I wasn’t sure how to include her in my regular budget, so I decided to record her expenses in my existing Envelopes and tag them with #Curby in the notes section.  This would let me keep track of how much I spent on her, without having to change my existing budget. It wouldn’t work as well if my Curby expenses outweighted my regular expenses, but how much could a little...

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