How to Make a Budget

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Articles, 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. 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 | 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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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

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 in EEBA. Start by creating your Envelopes and then funding them on the Add Money / Receive Income page. You can fund your Envelopes to...

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FAQ: Track your Bills in EEBA

Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Support | 5 comments

Q: How can I track my bills in EEBA? Between utility bills, insurance premiums, service charges, loan payments, and who knows what else, keeping track of “the bills” can be a headache. Thankfully, EEBA can help! Use Scheduled Expenses to Track Your Bills Link: Available on the Plus and Premium plans with EEBA, Scheduled Expenses can help you track your bills through the month. Follow the link above to head to the Scheduled Expense page. There you can: Create an expense to keep...

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