formerly EEBA and now after a pause Goodbudget - first days review :)

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Hi there,

i used EEBA time ago for a few month, but I never got to the point where I was really sure what I was doing and how to use it best. So I went for another app in the meantime.

With Goodbudget now it is a whole new deal. I directly dropped in for a plus.
It was absolutely helpful, that you may get refund within 30 days. So I had no risks, just fun :)

I read most of the articles on how to use it, they are great ressources in order to get started quickly.

I inserted all my accounts with their current value, even my cash is in there now.

Then I went to look at my spendings from January 2015 until now and made an envelop for each one. It was really great, that you can group your envelops and that you can say how often the debiting occurs.
So I went like this:
Household
- Groceries
- Housing
insurance
- car insurance
- health insurance
- etc.

As I am employed but also working self employed in my leisure time, I was even able to create income and saving envelops for my little business. Now I am able to separate those much better.

I found the goal section and went for it. I now have all my debt in there, so that I can watch it getting less and less. And I created a savings envelop for my next holiday and also one for our planed Apple TV :)

It was revealing to see all my finances in one place.
Using it now for a few days I am really happy with it, especially, because I now what I am doing and it just works.

I also have to thank Karisa, she is really kind and even if I asked a thousand questions she is really doing her best to help all of us out. That is very unusual for businesses who are selling software for private persons.
This also assures me to use this software, because my financial health kind of depends on it. Knowing that there are helpful people really caring for your issues and questions who are using their own software is so great.

So keep up the good work
Daniela
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Hi Daniela, 

Thanks so much for your kind words, and I'm thrilled to hear your first few days of using Goodbudget has been such a great experience! It's always helpful to feel like you can master the budgeting software. That way, you know all of the tricks and can utilize it well. 

Of course, we're always happy to help Goodbudgeters like you with any questions you have as you're getting started. 

Keep up the great work! 

Happy budgeting :D