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How To Handle Investments

July 14, 2023

Web App Instructions

There is so much more to Ploutos Budget than just budgeting. We have created Ploutos Budget to be your central hub for all of your financial accounts. On top of being able to budget and track your loans, you can also keep track of your investments.

Just like a spending account we can choose to have our investment account be linked or unlinked. A linked investment account will pull in your investment holdings automatically and update them periodically. If you choose to not link your investment account you will just need to add the investment holdings manually and update them periodically on your own.

Check out: How To Add A Linked Account

Add An Investment Account

  1. Press the Add Button in the bottom navigation.
Press add button
  1. Press Account.
Create drawer
  1. Give this account a Name.
  2. Select "Investment" for the Account Type.
  3. You can select a previously created Link. (Optional)
  1. Press Save.
Completed investment account form


Manually Add An Investment Holding

  1. Press the Add Button in the bottom navigation.
Press add button
  1. Press Holding.
Create drawer
  1. Enter the Name of the investment holding.
  2. Enter the Ticker Symbol of the holding.
  3. Enter the number of Shares.
  4. Enter your Cost Basis. This is the total amount you have paid for all of these shares.
  5. Enter the Market Value. This is the total amount you could sell all the shares for.
  6. Select the investment Account this holding is in.
  7. Press Save.
Completed investment holding form

If you navigate to the Accounts tab and press the newly created account you will see the holding we created.

Investment holding list

You can press on a holding to see more information about it. A linked holding will provide more information about the holding than an unlinked one.

Investment holding detail

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