Quick Budget Actions
Jason | July 23, 2023
When it comes to managing your budget we want to make it as quick and easy as possible. With that in mind we have created tools to allow you to perform quick budget actions on multiple categories at once to minimize repetitive tasks.
When you select one or more categories a quick budget action center button will appear on the bottom of the screen. On top of being able to quickly take actions on multiple categories at once, you can also use it to sum up useful budget information for multiple categories.
- Budgeted - The amount of dollars you have allocated towards the selected categories.
- Activity - The amount of transaction activity for the selected categories.
- Fund Short - The amount of money still needed based on your goals for the selected categories.
- Overspend - The amount of money you have overspent in the selected categories.
- Goal - The total goal amount for the selected categories.
- Balance - The total balance remaining for the selected categories.
Inside the quick budget action center along with the action buttons you can also see even more information. From here you can see how the activity between the selected categories compares to the previous month. You can also see how close you are to hitting your goals for the selected categories.
After you have set your first month's budget, copying goals is a great way to carry your goals from the previous month forward. A useful way to stay on track with your long term goals, fixed expenses, and sinking fund
Empty Budget, Budget Half, and Budget Full buttons can be used to quickly fund your categories based on your goals. You can select as many categories as you would like individually or tap the select all button.
With empty budget you can quickly remove all the budgeted dollars for the month from one or many categories with a single tap.
Budgeting half of your goal amount is a nice way to break up your month's goal into 2 chunks. This is especially useful if you don’t need that money until later in the month or in a future month. A convenient action for those who are utilizing the Half-Payment Budget Method.
Quickly fund the category for the month based on your goal. This is a great way to quickly set aside money for fixed expenses that you will need funded before your next paycheck. This can also be useful on your final paycheck of the month when you are going through and fully funding your categories.
Zeroing the balance will automatically adjust the budgeted dollars to an amount that would make the categories balance $0. A good use for this quick action would be at the end of the month when you are looking to clear out any excess money in a category. If the category is not a sinking fund or a category you want to build up a balance for then you would zero it out at the end of the month, so you can use those excess dollars towards other goals. Also if you went over on some of your categories it will add money to fund the overspending.
We hope that utilizing some of these techniques will help you to spend less time managing your budget.