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Preparing your taxes?

Posted by on March 12, 2018 in Articles, Support | 0 comments

Check Goodbudget It’s tax season again! And, we know it’s not always a breeze to figure out just how much you donated to your favorite charity, or paid the babysitter over the year. So, this tax season, when you’re preparing your taxes, instead of rummaging through your filing cabinet looking for old receipts, use the Spending by Envelope Report to tally up your spending on: IRA contributions Self-employment expenses College tuition & fees Charitable donations Moving expenses to take your first job Child & dependent care expenses To...

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How to Make a Budget

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Articles, Support | 14 comments

Update We’re always working to update our apps and content for you. Check out our updated article in the Goodbudget Help Center. 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...

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FAQ: Be Smarter with #tagging

Posted by on October 12, 2012 in Community-Contributed, Support | 7 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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FAQ: How do I record cashback?

Posted by on August 8, 2012 in Support | 3 comments

Q. I often use cashback when I go shopping. How can I record that in EEBA? Getting “cashback” is like mixing an atm withdrawal with a purchase. When you make a purchase with your debit card, let the cashier know you’d like to receive cashback and for how much. The amount will be added to the transaction cost and given to you as cash. How you record these transactions in EEBA depends on whether you’re using the Accounts feature in EEBA, available on the Plus and Premium paid plans. If you are not using the Accounts...

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FAQ: How Can I Track My Debt in EEBA?

Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Articles, Support | 0 comments

Q: I’ve decided to finally pay off my credit cards! How can I use EEBA to keep track of how much I owe, how much I want to pay, and how close I am to achieving my goal? Paying off debt is a great financial goal. You may feel the pinch in the short term, but in the long run you’ll save money and enjoy greater peace of mind. With EEBA, you’ll have two options when keeping track of your debt. Option 1: Track the Balance of Your Debt (Plus/Premium) If you’re on the Plus or Premium plan with EEBA, you can use Accounts to...

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FAQ: How to Start In the Middle of the Month

Posted by on April 17, 2012 in Support | 12 comments

Update We’re always working to update our apps and content for you. Check out our updated article in the Goodbudget Help Center. Q: It’s the middle of the month and I want to start using EEBA. Do I need to wait till the end of the month, or can I get started with EEBA today? The best time to start a budget is now. Whether you’re just tracking your expenses, budgeting off your income, or using Accounts in EEBA to manage every dollar, you can get started with EEBA today. Read on to learn how. I just want to track my expenses...

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