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Old 05-01-2010, 10:38 PM   #1
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Old 06-01-2010, 4:15 AM
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I've just completed my budget for the year and it's good news. I much prefer it to the old version too.

Can't see any problems with it. Easy to fill out and I like the fact that you can save it and go back to it at a later date. It's a bit more "fun" to fill out, if making a budget can be fun. Big red button, the reels at the end as it's totting up your budget, and the anticipation whether you are going to be under or overspent. Very good.
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:21 AM
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Found a problem - with desired spend is says 'monthly desired' BUT it calculates it on the interval you originally chose (i.e weekly/quarterly).
It also doesn't compare your desired spend to your actual spend or give you a complete total for desired.

Overall though I love it, easy to use and helpful.

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Old 06-01-2010, 10:23 AM
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Thank you so much, this really helped.
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:38 AM
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keeps asking me to login... but i see no way of doing so?
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Old 06-01-2010, 1:01 PM
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My income was exactly the same as my spend and it said that I spend £0 more than I earn and have substantial overspend!

I think a "subscriptions" category would be good - for magazines, memberships, web services etc.

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keeps asking me to login... but i see no way of doing so?
Same thing is happening to me. Did you manage to find out what the problem is?
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Old 06-01-2010, 1:48 PM
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nope... not yet
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Just came across a budgeting calculator which states the following for your money.

50% needs
30% wants
20% savings

Mine isn't at that balance but I'm managing to get by until I get can get my finances on an even keel again.
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Same thing is happening to me. Did you manage to find out what the problem is?
I keep getting that as well - and because I havent, it wont register the amounts I'm entering. Maybe you have to log in/register at the budget brain website.
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I login by putting in www.budgetbrain.com in the address section of the browser. If I try to login in through Moneysaving Expert it keeps saying I'm already logged in.
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Old 09-01-2010, 4:47 PM
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I prefer this to the other version too. The only thing that I don't like is that you can't print off a copy of it. That would be really useful for when you are away from the computer.
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it didn't total my income correctly before I started - left out the first box of income after tax - I'lltry again as can't see that here as a problem.

it did a second time

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A great tool. better then the older, but it is much harder to read then the make sense of cards layout when its been posted as a SOA on the DFW forum, could this be tweeked?
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quite a nice tool, but can anyone else understand that pie chart at the very end? surely it is a completely erroneous way of displaying the income/outgoing data?
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Great tool but is there a way of exporting the results to excel or word format? Many companies ask for an 'incoming outgoings' statement, it would be good to be able to export the breakdown to print off or email.
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When I press the big red button to get my results the table doesn't pull through the desired spend to compare
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Great tool but is there a way of exporting the results to excel or word format? Many companies ask for an 'incoming outgoings' statement, it would be good to be able to export the breakdown to print off or email.
If you click the link to 'Your Budgets' it goes to the 'your Budget plans' page, which gives you the bar chart of ins & outs, there is a link at the bottom to post your Statement of Affairs to the forum. If you click that button you can copy & paste out of the template forum posting & dump it into Word. It doesn't look pretty but if you are happy to muck about with the formats I'm sure you could tidy it up!
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When I press the big red button to get my results the table doesn't pull through the desired spend to compare

ok - just tried again & it is working !
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I have edited my budget and I cannot save the changes, I am logged in but it keeps reverting back to the original? can anyone help?
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