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Goodbudget Reviews

A home budget app based on the envelope budget system. Available on the web, Android, and iPhone.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Goodbudget and what they use it for.
  • Bethany's over at the house, cleaning, but takes the time to brag about what great budgeters she and Dave have been, their "financial freedom", and how well-prepared they've been for their future. This is not supported by their desperate scramble to find a house before their lease expired, but OK!
    There are also free options available. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • How does everyone approach budgeting?
    I use which is basically an envelope system. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Budget Apps?
    I use a website called Goodbudget. Works quite well, and it is free up to a point. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • How can I be better at sticking to a budget and eliminate wasteful spending?
    Combination of various savings and an electronic envelope system. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Simple Budgeting - Connects to Accounts
    Yes. For example, aspire or goodbudget. Just create a single category that represents available monies. And spend from it. It'll give you a tally of your available money, similar to Weekly. Weekly is good cuz it tailors the experience around a single category, if that makes sense. The plus side is those two options are free. But no direct import. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Budgeting apps for NZ banks?
    Me and my partner are pretty into budgeting; and tried quite a few (YNAB, PocketSmith) but we ended up using GoodBudget. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Budgeting apps
    Does it have to be an app? Goodbudget works on the web and on two devices for the free version. Not sure if they have a windows app. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • There is no better YNAB alternative
    I have just started taking a closer look at GoodBudget. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • If you want them to notice the upset over the price..
    Goodbudget: Free for the basic package, $60 a year for the full package (so significantly less than YNAB). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Saving money while expecting
    Figuring out how much we would need for unpaid time off was the most important part of that, and it was pretty easy and accurate for us because we have a monthly budget and track every dollar we spent in a website/app called goodbudget. It was really easy to just look at what we spend money on in a normal month and go through line by line to say "Yeah, we can do without that line item for a month, don't need to... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • YNAB rolling out an ~18% price increase - know nothing of them. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Say no to 100% price increase. Who’s with me?
    Just cancelled as well. I've been using the products since YNAB3, but after reaching out to customer service to see what options I had, and being told outright to cancel, I decided to take their advice. Going to look into GoodBudget or roll back to YNAB4 for a while. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • YNAB subscription price increase - how do you all feel about it?
    There's also other software like goodbudget, buckets, and others which have free/cheaper pricing. I haven't looked too deep into them myself. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • YNAB rolling out an ~18% price increase
    If you don’t need bank syncing I’d suggest Goodbudget. It’s envelope budgeting and free for two devices/web. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • How do you manage money?
    I use goodbudget ( to manage and budget expenditure. This works for me as a 'virtual envelope' to budget money under different categories of spending and I found it very useful. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Budget Planners that you use
    Http:// is the best one I've used. If you want zero-based budgeting is good. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • How to make money from my money.
    So, try and track your money for 3 months to see where every dollar goes. You can use a free app like Goodbudget, to track on your phone every dollar you spend the moment you spend it, or if you really want to get into it, the You Need A Budget and Mint programs are highly recommended. They're both paid, but they will do most of the heavy lifting for you. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • What are some good apps for budget tracking?
    I love Good Budget. They have a good free option. You don't have to connect anything. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Recently (suddenly) debt free - looking for advice
    You need a budget. You need to track exactly how much money is coming in, how much money is going out, where that money is going, how much money is left, and what you want to do with the money you have. I would recommend a simple app like Goodbudget, it's a free budget app you can download on the phone. It works on the "envelope budget" system, where you have envelopes of cash for each expense, like rent, food,... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Advice for a first time Credit Card owner
    People on here love mint and YNAB, but you have to connect both of those to your bank account. If you want a simple and easy app to use on your phone, you can download goodbudget app. With it you can create envelopes for each of your expenses, and see how much you're putting into each one. If you track your spending for 3 months like this it will give you a rather good idea. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Envelope Budgeting App/Website That is Connected to my CC?
    I'm looking for a better and simpler budget tracker than mint and came across Goodbudget. I really like the simplicity of the envelope budgeting system and think it could work for me. But goodbudget requires you to enter all your transactions manually - which is enough extra work to make me not use it. Does anyone know of a simple budgeting app/website that'd pull my transitions in automatically? - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Goodbudget

11 Best Quicken Alternatives in 2021 (#1 is Free)
I’m old enough to remember the envelope method of budgeting. My mom used it. When the money in the grocery envelope ran out, we stopped going to the grocery story until payday (seriously). Today, the envelope budget is still a smart way to manage money for those living paycheck-to-paycheck. If you want a digital version of the time-tested budgeting system, give GoodBudget a try.
Top 15 Budget Apps to Make Your Personal Finance Goals Easy
Goodbudget is like other budgeting apps that utilize the envelope system. Instead of syncing up your personal accounts, users manually enter information. Yes, it’s more work, but it also keeps you fully invested in what’s going on with your money. It’s a nice middle ground between fully-automated budgeting and reverting to paper envelopes and a pencil.
The 8 Best Budgeting Apps of 2020
Formerly known as Easy Envelope Budget Aid or EEBA, Goodbudget is a perfect option for couples that want to share their budgeting process together. It uses the familiar envelope budgeting philosophy to power your proactive budget for all of your bills and spending.

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