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How does editing this month’s plan affect past and future months?

Each month is its own special plan, built off the previous month’s plan. Editing a month won’t change past months. Let’s give an example. Say you were spending $200 on car gas for January through March, and in April gas spikes and you’re now paying $275, we want you to be able to adjust April, […]

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If that didn’t answer your question, get in touch with us by e-mail, at help@pearbudget.com.

Setting up the PearBudget spreadsheet for a new year

If you’ve been using the PearBudget spreadsheet for a year (or more) and would like to start a new blank year, here are the steps you can follow for a smooth transition. Step 1 – Get a fresh copy of the PearBudget spreadsheet. You can download it (for free) here: https://pearbudget.com/spreadsheet – When you save […]

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If that didn’t answer your question, get in touch with us by e-mail, at help@pearbudget.com.

How do I add a recurring receipt?

If you’ve got a category with a receipt amount that occurs monthly on the same date (like a mortgage payment or utility bill), you can set up a recurring receipt in PearBudget to automatically create this receipt every month, so you don’t have to enter it yourself. Here’s how! First, go to either the “Plan […]

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If that didn’t answer your question, get in touch with us by e-mail, at help@pearbudget.com.

I’m having some trouble. What should I do?

The best thing you can do is to shoot us a note (help@pearbudget.com) and let us know the page you were on and what you were trying to do. It’s really helpful if you can tell us what kind of computer you’re using (Mac or PC), as well as what browser you’re using.

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If that didn’t answer your question, get in touch with us by e-mail, at help@pearbudget.com.

What browsers does PearBudget work on? What operating systems? Will it work with my computer?

PearBudget will work with both PCs and with Macs. Because it’s all online, there’s no software for you to download or worry about. PearBudget will work with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer (versions 7 and higher). If you use Internet Explorer, we recommend upgrading (for free) to the latest version, here: Free Internet Explorer […]

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If that didn’t answer your question, get in touch with us by e-mail, at help@pearbudget.com.

Is the old PearBudget spreadsheet still available?

Of course! We intend to keep it available, forever, for free. You can download it from https://www.pearbudget.com/spreadsheet/.

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If that didn’t answer your question, get in touch with us by e-mail, at help@pearbudget.com.

Is PearBudget secure?

The entirety of our site is hosted on a secure server, using 128-bit encryption. When you log in, we set up a secure line for you to connect with our server, meaning nobody can intercept the information you’re passing through to the PearBudget database. Furthermore, at no point do you put your bank account numbers, credit […]

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If that didn’t answer your question, get in touch with us by e-mail, at help@pearbudget.com.

Where does the name “PearBudget” come from?

When we first started building PearBudget, we knew one thing: We wanted something simpler than everything else out there. So we challenged every assumption about what was necessary for a budget to work, and we came up with a surprisingly short list of crucial elements. We began building this ideal budgeting tool, and kept referring to […]

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If that didn’t answer your question, get in touch with us by e-mail, at help@pearbudget.com.

Who’s behind PearBudget? Why’d you make it?

We’re Charlie and Sarah Park. We’re a husband-and-wife team, living and working in Virginia. We built PearBudget when we couldn’t find a budgeting tool that was simple enough for us to use. As a young couple without much money, we were aware that unless we kept an eye on our spending, we wouldn’t be able […]

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If that didn’t answer your question, get in touch with us by e-mail, at help@pearbudget.com.

I’d like to close my PearBudget account. How can I do that?

It’s easy. Before you delete your account, be absolutely sure that it’s what you want to do … there’s no “undo” for account deletion. Also, before you delete your account, we’d love to hear from you. If there’s something you want PearBudget to do, and you don’t think it can do it, shoot us a note and […]

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If that didn’t answer your question, get in touch with us by e-mail, at help@pearbudget.com.