Transfer money/Adjust envelope balances

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Ok, I am new to EEBA and just getting started so maybe I am missing something here. I checked my account balances and "moved" the balances over from my other software for my checking account. I was still working on the envelopes/budgets so I initially moved the money into an unallocated envelope like some other program I have used do. Now, I want to fund a group of envelopes at once, however, I seem to only be able to transfer to one envelope at a time. If I use the add money/adjust balances option, I seem to have to enter the source of the money as if it's new money coming in. How can I fund envelopes in a batch from an existing envelope?
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Hi TechBri,

You're right, at this time, there's no way to transfer funds from one envelope into multiple envelopes. You would make several transfers to get the result you want.

Another workaround, if that's too many envelopes, would be to make an "Add Funds" transaction for $0. For the source of the funds, you can enter something like "Beginning balance transfer" so you know it's a one-time correction. Then you would allocate the funds by selecting "Specify", and "Add a specific amount" for each envelope. Add money to your real envelopes, and subtract the total from your unallocated envelope (just enter the total as a negative). The total transaction will then be $0.

It's not something you would want to do every time, but for a first-time set-up it may work for you.
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The workaround is the way to go. The total adjustment amount even calculates the amount to subtract from the unallocated envelope. Thanks. I have tried a number of solutions out there and EEBA is the first one that seems to be able to make envelope budgeting work right. I only wish we had it long ago. I gave up on many of the other solutions and we would undoubtably have more put away if we were using EEBA by now. Now what do I have to do to bribe you guys to give my iPhone the hook up? :) That would be amazing!
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@TechBri -- thanks for your support in beta testing our iPhone app! For those listening in, you can get EEBA's iPhone app on the App Store here:
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Marking this as answered.