Absolutely! To subscribe by PayPal, just send your payment to the PayPal user address email@example.com. Be sure in the “notes” section of the PayPal transaction to indicate the e-mail address you’re using at PearBudget. It’s also not a bad idea to send us an e-mail (at that same pearbudget.com address) to make sure we’ve received [...]
Just go to our “Update your billing info” page, and you should be all set!
We don’t want for “hidden” activity in your inactive categories to throw off your totals. To protect you from that happening, if you have any activity in an inactive category in a given month, the category will show up on your Plan and Review pages (just like a regular category). So if you’ve made a category inactive, [...]
Here’s the most important thing about deleting a category: When you delete a category, you also delete all of the receipts (from all time) that were a part of that category. It’s totally fine to delete a category, and often that’s exactly what you’ll want to do. But if you want to keep your receipts from a [...]
I’m using an iPhone, and the comma is on a different screen than the normal keyboard (which has a period). Can I use a period instead of a comma to split my tags?
How’d you guess? You sure can! You can either use a comma or a period, followed by a space, to split up your tags. So if you’re on an iPhone or another smartphone, you can stay on the normal keyboard view.
Definitely! Just go to https://www.pearbudget.com/tags/all. If you’d like to view receipts for a tag or delete it from that list, clicking on it will allow you to do both.
Each tag has a pop-up box with details on the tag. You get this pop-up box to appear by clicking on the tag’s name. You can view all your tags here and select one: https://pearbudget.com/tags/all, or you can go to the Review Your Spending page and click on “receipts” or on “tags.” Then click on [...]
A “tag” is a short description or keyword that you can use to label your receipts. Tags are notnecessary, and many people new to PearBudget don’t use them. But they can be really useful, and once you’re comfortable with them, you can do some pretty cool things with them. For example, Sarah and I got an [...]
What kinds of expenses should I enter? Should I include things like my mortgage? Or do I only enter in things that shift around (like dining out and entertainment)?
Ultimately, it depends on the questions you’re trying to answer. Most people are trying to answer something like this: “Out of the money that’s come in, and the money that’s committed to immovable expenses (like my mortgage / insurance / car payment / other things), what’s left for my discretionary spending (on stuff like entertainment [...]
Planning ahead is tricky. It’s like driving down the highway: Rather than picking the one spot 1,000 feet down the road and driving without adjusting the steering wheel, you point in the right direction and make small course adjustments as necessary. Similarly, each month you’ll want to make small tweaks and adjustments. Maybe gasoline costs [...]