Getting Started Guide

Step 1. Add Envelopes to Create a Budget

A budget is a plan for how you would like to spend or save money. You can use a budget to help you control your spending, pay down debt, or make room for the things

Step 2. Add Your Accounts So what are “Accounts” in Goodbudget? Goodbudget provides virtual “Accounts” you can use to keep track of your real life bank account balances. While Envelopes keep track of how you want to spend or

Step 3. Add Your Income

Whether you have a single steady income, or a whole flock of irregular incomes, you can use Goodbudget to always know how much you have to spend or save. After you’ve Set up your Accounts,

Step 4. Fill Your Envelopes

You’ve Crafted a Budget to give each dollar a purpose in your life. Then you Setup your Accounts, and Added your Income to know exactly how much you have to work with. Now it’s time to fill your Envelopes!

Step 5. Record Your Expenses

You’ve done all the work of crafting, setting up, and filling your budget Envelopes. Now comes the most important part of any budget, using it! Adding your expenses is key to making the most out

Bonus. Add Debt Payments and New Charges to your Debt Accounts

When you use Debt Accounts to track your debt payoff progress, you’ll track that progress using Debt Payment and Charge transactions. Debt Payment transactions decrease your debt balance, and Charge transactions increase the amount you

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