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Unaccounted monies: 0

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Total monthly bills is for recurring envelopes and autofill envelopes on a monthly basis.
Monthly income is based on initial information for your pay data.

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Why negative unnaccounted?

This has happened for one of two reasons - you have over-budgeted an envelope, or your bank balance is negative.

Adding income to bring your balance positive fixes the second reason. For the over-budgeted envelopes, you either spent more than budgeted or adjusted the bank balance to be less than it was, and now less than the budgeted amounts, find an envelope to reduce the amount in and transfer to "Remove Budgeted Amount" the amount it is negative.

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About Brawer Budget

I, personally, have found most budgeting apps to be too feature packed for my budgeting needs. I don't need reports, and it certainly doesn't work for me to budget on a monthly scale. So, I created this app to suit my needs, and hopefully yours too.

With Brawer Budget, you can budget weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly in a simple and logical way that will help ensure you always have money for your bills. Let me explain how it works.

How It Works

Youtube Walkthrough

We start by asking you what you normally get paid, how frequently you get paid, and when your next pay day is. This information is used for autofilling the bills/envelopes you create. It is also used to show your base monthly income. Next, we will ask for you to enter your bills, or envelopes. Say Netflix is due on the 15th of every month for 12 dollars or so. Put this in as a recurring envelope. Another options is what we call "variable" envelopes. These are for things you spend out of everyday/week. Gas, for example. Suppose you generally spend 30 per check on gas. Select variable for these types of expenses. You can then set a goal amount per month. This goal is really only for your reference. It is not used by the app and will not affect monthly bill totals or how envelopes are autofilled. You have the option of autofilling variable envelopes per paycheck. I personally autofill my Gas envelope per check.

When you later enter your paycheck amount, when you get paid, the app will fill your recurring envelopes based on when the bill is due and how many checks you will receive before it is due. For example, Bill of Bills is due in three weeks for a total of 120 dollars. The envelope for this bill has 30 dollars in it. I need to have 90 more in there before it is due. I get paid weekly, so this check is going to autofill 30 more for me. At the end of the operation, left over money will sit in "unaccounted monies" that can be used to fill envelopes at your discretion, or left as a buffer for if you spend more in gas than you expected.

Envelopes are displayed on the main screen with their balance. Recurring bills show up as a negative amount to show amount needed by the time they are due. This will adjust based on the available balance within the envelope.

This app works for you best when you enter transactions when you spend money, and when you make money. Use this daily, and it will help you tremendously.

Also, this app is a webpage, true. But it can be "installed" to your phone and used as a native app by adding it to your homescreen. All data is stored on your phone and is never transmitted across the interwebs for any reason. We are not tracking anything about users, visitors, or alien spies.

Further tutorial information is forthcoming. Thank you for your patience. Please direct any questions to us through the "Contact" item in the app menu.

Is using it free?

Yes! Brawer Budget will always be free. We do ask, though, that if you find it useful, please consider a monthly donation through Patreon. We don't like the idea of using ads, or making it a paid app. We find ads super annoying, so we won't use them to annoy you. Nor will we prompt you for donations like NPR does every six months. It is a "pay what you want" model of business for us.



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