An Awesome PearBudget Review
Oops! I thought I had posted this a few weeks ago, back when I first wrote it. I’m sorry it never made it out of the drafts folder. Here you go! I wanted to share a really amazing PearBudget review with all of you. It absolutely nails the value of a budget, and why it’s […]
Logging in to PearBudget from your iPod Touch or iPhone
If you’re having an issue with logging in to PearBudget from your iPod Touch or iPhone, could you leave a comment on PearBudget’s Facebook page? We’re trying to troubleshoot an issue a customer’s having, but haven’t seen it before, and aren’t quite sure what’s going on. Thanks!
Tip of the Day! (what do you want to know?)
One of our biggest goals when developing PearBudget was (and is!) to make budgeting simple. And one of the things that makes most budgeting programs complex is that there’s so much stuff on the screen. So we’ve tucked away features and made the interface as simple as possible. So — yay! — there are gems […]
Question about monthly bills
Question: Do I enter monthly bills(i.e. utilities, mrtg) in the Receipts section or no? Answer: Yes, as long as you want to include them in your budget. Most people do. We do have a “recurring receipts” feature, where if it’s the same amount every month, you can have PearBudget enter those receipts in for you. […]
Categories rolling over
Question: Have you ever thought of making monthly budget categories roll over to the next month if they were not used? Or if you have extra cash at the end of a month, include it as income in the following month? Answer: We have, and we plan to. We try to not say too much […]
How do I change budget amounts?
Question: How can we change the amounts in individual budget categories? There doesn’t seem to be a way to do that. Answer: Just go to the Plan page, and you’ll see your categories. Each one should have a row, and in the row should be a box with the current month’s planned amount in it. […]
Be sure your e-mail address is correct!
Setting up a budget is exciting, I know. Thrill-a-minute, right? It’s important, though, that you come down off the high to make sure you’ve entered your e-mail address correctly when you create your account. I know you type your e-mail address every single day. Multiple times in a day, even. Despite that, it’s still possible […]
Searching the FAQs
We’ve added a search box on the PearBudget FAQ page, to hopefully help you find the answers you’re looking for. Just type in your search terms, and the FAQ page will filter out the answers that don’t have the terms you enter. If you feel like testing it out, you can try typing in “donut”. […]
Number of categories?
Question: Hello, I’d really like to start using your excellent program, but am wondering if there’s any way to increase the number of categories for fixed and irregular expenses? I have a lot more than the default number of categories. Thank you Answer: It depends on whether you’re talking about the web version or the spreadsheet […]
Question: Have you though of a cool feature that would be “Time to Add Your Receipts!” as daily auto message sent to e-mail with link? Answer: We’ve thought about adding something like this. We wouldn’t want it to be … annoying. If you’re reading this and a daily/weekly/monthly reminder is something you’d like to see, […]