Do like many people did, take the control over your life, manage your expenses.
When I type in my salary in an income entry, it shows a negative balance of that amount (e.g., I type in 2770, and it shows a balance of -2770). When I then type in my expenses, it reduces the negative amount by that number (so, income is 2770, gas is 40, balance shows -2730). So it seems the program is confusing my expenses and income. I really want to use this site, but I can't figure out how to get it to work.
Also, when I go to edit an entry, I can't find the way to edit the "reapeats" section.
1 - Yes this is true. but this is only for per-page-total on the transactions list page. it is the way the system works, this total is mainly used when you do a search, actually. you can ignore it. "Home" page and "Stats" page are most important.
2 - to edit recurring options, you must edit the recurring record under the recurring expenses list page. at stored expenses in your transaction list are now just regular transactions.
have fun budgeting.
justbudget support team
and a copy paste from a Facebook update from the Green Party of Canada.
Breaking News: Greens are Canada's new third party! 2:58am Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007
Today is a historic first for the Green Party of Canada.
Today, for the first time in our 24-year history, we are polling as one of Canada's top three parties in a national survey of voter intentions.
The Green Party is nationally in third place. We can win seats. You can help us do it.
The latest Strategic Counsel survey for the Globe and Mail/CTV News shows that the Green Party with 13% has overtaken both the NDP (12%) and the Bloc Quebecois (11%) for the first time ever. Also, Green support in the west now stands at a strong 18%, ahead of the fourth-place NDP (16%).
We must ask for Canadians' help to ensure that Elizabeth May is in the nationally televised leaders' debates. If Elizabeth is in the debates, there is no doubt in my mind that we will elect Green MPs.
[The Green Party has never won any seats in Canada (federally or provincially), nor has the Green Party been included in any televised debates... yet]
Visit the group for more info. :)
In my last post I was talking about increasing blog activity and I left you all without any reply for two months.... How bad am I ???
Very sorry,... so here is a gift...
Biweekly recurring expenses (and more).
Yes I remade the internals of the recurring expenses system. and it is much better, much faster and much more flexible.
so many of you ask for it... and for so long. sorry I kept you waiting. Here it is now.
you can do, daily recurring expenses, weekly, biweekly, "twice a month", monthly and bimonthly.
and thanks very much for using justbudget and for telling all your friends to do so.
I think I have been leaving my justbudget users in the blank for too long. I am really not blogging as often as I would wish. Sorry about that. I always intended to update the FAQ page on the site with the answers to the questions I receive. (by the way, many thanks for all your questions and comments and sorry for the delay).
Many of these answers would be useful to many users but unfortunately I never had the time to collect them all up and rewrite them properly into the FAQ. So I am thinking maybe I should just post the answer straight up on my blog (which is shown on the news page of justbudget). This way people can read them. It's google-able and information is never lost.
Another thing that might interest you is an article I found recently. I already talked about it on my regular blog. A friend of mine recommended me a personal finance related website. Get Rich Slowly which I found really interesting. Every page of the website invite us to read the "About" page which link to the origin of the website: A blog post. I highly recommend anybody interested in achieving financial independence to read this article first.
If you take a careful look at the "Step One: Prepare the Foundation" which includes 3 steps in its own. The second one of these is about cutting expenses. And I cannot stress this enough; The world as we know it keep pushing us to consume more and more, it's getting harder and harder to keep ourselves from buying all the new toys available.
anyway, the important point here is that if you keep spending, you quickly lose track of where all your money goes. Being always conscious can be stressful and very difficult. Just track your expenses somewhere so you can easily look them up anytime.
I love it.
So I am gonna start answering all emails directly on my blog very soon. stay tuned.
Today there is a small addition into justbudget. Something I wanted to do for a long time. As expected, it only took me a few minutes. Anyway it's done now.
When you create a new expense, you can select in which budget you want the expense to be inserted. This way, you don't have to switch budget before. I often forget to switch budget when I login and then I have to recreate my expenses in the proper budget. But now, I can just select it as I create the expense. It is also possible for you to edit an expense and change in which budget the expense is.
I hope this will be useful to other people.
Have fun and happy budgeting.
In a world where fast access is everything, this service is right on time. Its simple, easy to use and effective in showing your cash flows. Thank you JustBudget team for allowing one more aspect of my life to be centralized and organized online.
I kept it secret until today, but as some of you might know already. Justbudget has been translated in Japanese. I put the translation file on Oct 15th. If you see any mistakes, please submit them to me, I'll make sure it get corrected. And today I have another great surprise toward Japanese support in Justbudget. I finally fixed the 3dpie graph so it can display Japanese properly. I tried numerous attempt in the past year and I never could fine the proper combinaison to make everything work.
Probably the same bug was present with Chinese, Korean, etc. So the fix should do it for all. Unfortunately I can only test Japanese on my computer. So if you got category written in Japanese or any other Language, it should display fine in the flash chart.
Squidoo is a free service that allow you to create a web page easily and earn money from it. I'm not totally sure how it works yet. but it seems like they share google advertising profits with the lensmaster. So, basically I am trying this out. see how much traffic this is gonna generate.
but one thing is sure, It was blazing fast to create my lens. thanks to RSS of course, most of the content is pulled from this blog. I might decide to create more lens later about other subject I care about. I am thinking, about KDE, Japan, Sports and who knows what.
Why don't you create your own lens to? You can earn cash and get famous. Go ahead.
I just found this interesting article about how to create zero-based budget. Zero-based budget basically means that all your expenses should balance out your incomes, that the total of your incomes minus the total of your expenses must equal zero. Doing so requires you to create a category for every single dollar you win.
The idea is interresting. and Justbudget does that for you automatically. Justbudget creates a virtual category called Saving. So every dollar you are not spending goes automatically into this category. Just enter up all your income and expenses and justbudget calculate the whole thing automatically.
Justbudget also answers to the 3-reasons-most-budgets-dont-work. because justbudget does not ask you to guess what you are gonna spend but ask you to input your real data. with real data you get real information. So it does reflect reality. It does connect from one month to the next. and it does keep track the surplus money left over after all the categories are filled.
I am always trilled when I find such articles and I realize that my software solves those common design flaws already. Thank you for using Justbudget and send me comments so it continue to improve.
Today I am very proud to announce the immediate availability of justbudget in french and german. They are the first version of the translations so, they might need minor adjustments. If you got any comments or suggestion, please feel free to submit your thought as a comment to this post.
also if you have trouble accessing justbudget in your language, feel free to ask for it. it should be automatic according to your browser language setting. but in case you cannot access the french or german version. please ask.
if you think the idea is great and you would like to see justbudget in your own language, feel free to offer your help translating it in your own language.
also, I would like to offer my best thanks to the my translators who made it possible. its awesome to see the first translation live. please everyone offer them a round of applause.
and as a little surprise I got something else for you all. I created a forum for justbudget users. You can use it as you wish to discuss anything related with budgets, saving money and using my software. I created international forums for non-english discussion. I am gonna create more as it grows.