I have some money that I’d saved up from before I started using PearBudget. How do I record those savings, to show that that money’s available?
Entering in an existing balance is easy! But before we explain how, we’ll give some quick background on how it works. When you enter a normal receipt into PearBudget, PearBudget looks at the amount of the receipt, and the amount that you’ve set aside in that category, and it subtracts one from the other. That […]
I get paid biweekly, and haven’t found a budget program that works with that. Can PearBudget handle paychecks that come in every two weeks?
Absolutely. In truth, there’s a relatively easy way to budget when you get paid biweekly, and PearBudget works well with it: Just double the amount you get per paycheck, and consider that to be your monthly income. Then, twice a year, you’ll have a “bonus” paycheck that you can use to pay down debt or […]
PearBudget is actually modeled off of the envelope method. In fact, many people who use the envelope method use PearBudget alongside it, as a record of their expenses, so they can look back over time and see how their spending habits have changed. (Don’t you wonder sometimes how much you were spending on various categories a […]
I just want an expense tracker for now. Can PearBudget do that? Sure thing. A lot of people are in this situation: They know they should set up a budget, but they’d rather just track their expenses for a couple of months, to see what they’re spending. PearBudget can totally work with this setup. Just […]
Several times a year, we meet up with PearBudget users (one-on-one meetings) up and down the East Coast. We meet up at a coffeehouse, buy coffee and donuts, and talk about budgeting and how PearBudget can better meet your needs. We sometimes even give presents (like personal finance books or comped months of PearBudget service). […]
Yes. For iPhones, see this post. For Androids, see this post. For regular mobile phones, just go to pearbudget.com/m, and you should see the bare-bones interface, useful for quick on-the-go entry.
I’ve been using PearBudget for a while, but I’d actually like to start over from scratch. How do I do that?
Here’s what you should do if you want to start PearBudget over from scratch. I’m assuming here that you already have an account (with a subscription) that’s a few months (years?) old, that you want to keep. If you just want to hide a few categories (without deleting them), you can “inactivate” them. Just click […]
PearBudget has an Android interface … just go to pearbudget.com/a and you should be all set! If you want to add PearBudget to your home screen, here’s the process: Using your browser, go to pearbudget.com/a and sign in. Click “bookmark > add bookmark”. On your Android “home screen”, click-and-hold on the blank spot where you want […]
We don’t have an app available in the app store, but we do have an iPhone-optimized interface that you can put on your iPhone, just like an app. Go to www.pearbudget.com on your iPhone in Safari. Login to the site. Click on the box with an arrow coming out of it at the bottom of the […]
We do! If you click on “your account” in the upper-right corner of the screen, you’ll see a spot where you can change your currency to a different symbol (or to nothing, if you prefer the minimalist look). Some users ask us if PearBudget can handle multiple currencies at the same time. Unfortunately, in order […]