Taking a brief break from personal finance for an update on our communication plans. We’re breaking up with Facebook, it’s clear it’s become an entirely one way relationship, and I don’t think we should put any more effort into it, until it changes. I know there are things we can do to make it better, but frankly I think there’s more value focusing on other things, and I don’t see the point of putting a disproportionate amount of effort into something that has marginal value to our customers.
News and Updates
What is Carryover All About?
Sometimes our budgets don’t go EXACTLY as planned. Ok, actually pretty much never do they go exactly as planned. So what do you do when you budget $600 for Groceries, but only spend $400? Or worse, you budget $600 and spend $700?
Spread The Word About BudgetSimple!
You’ve wrote and told us how much you love BudgetSimple, but why not benefit from letting your friends and family know too? Today we’ve launched our referral program that will let you and the person you refer each get a month of BudgetSimple Plus for free.
Feature Friday: Custom Top Level Categories, Email Share
We’re constantly rolling out new features and improvements, but two of the more exciting ones this week are the ability to add custom top level categories, and send your budget to someone else via email.
Feature Friday – Savings Funds
One of the biggest questions that comes up with BudgetSimple, is how do you handle savings, especially for items that are periodic, such as your insurance bill or property taxes.
Feature Friday: Pending and Split Transactions
Two frequent requests we’ve had from Plus users who link their bank accounts is “give us more control of the data that comes from the bank!”
Feature Friday: Bring Your Data With You!
Are you switching to BudgetSimple from another system? We’ve recently added imports for two of the more common systems we see people switching from.
Feature Friday: Do Math In Fields When Budgeting
Have you ever wanted to adjust your budget, you know you have a deficit of $35.67 and you want to add that to an existing category? It used to be you’d need a calculator to figure out your new budget amount, but this week we made it much easier.
New Security Feature: Two Factor Authentication
I’ve mentioned it a few times, but it’s worth repeating again. Your data security is our number one priority here at BudgetSimple (customer service is number two in case you were curious). To that end, we’ve added another way to further protect your account today, two factor authentication.
Feature Friday: Money Saving and Earning Tips
As we continue to improve BudgetSimple, our focus is “How can we help you optimize your finances?”. This week, we launched a new feature, automated financial tips.