Community-Contributed

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 | 1 comment

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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FAQ: Be Smarter with #tagging

Posted by on October 12, 2012 in Community-Contributed, Support | 5 comments

Q: 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 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...

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Budget Advice for Recent Grads

Posted by on June 8, 2012 in Articles, Community-Contributed | 0 comments

My first week of college I received a check for about four thousand dollars. It was student loan money that was supposed to cover an apartment, books, transportation, all the necessities of college life for the next three months. But by the end of the first month I had blown most of it away. I had bought a new computer to help me study, a new bike to get around campus, and had spent a ridiculous amount of money eating out with friends. By the end of the first quarter I was eating ramen, skimping on laundry, and counting the days till...

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