How budgets work

A full Birdy account lets you set a budget every month. At the beginning of each month, you'll see a button that will open the budget panel. Enter the total you'd like to spend for the month.

If you don't yet know what your budget should be, wait until you've entered all your purchases for a week. Then multiple it by four.

Once you've set your budget, we'll show you how you're doing throughout the month. If you're under your budget, we'll show you how much you have left for the rest of the month, so you can plan accordingly.

If you are over your budget, we'll tell you how much you're over.

We calculate the budget by first figuring out how much you should've spent so far this month. For example, if your budget is $1000, and today is the 8th, then your budget for the month so far this month is around $250. We compare $250 to how much you've spent so far.

← So you can end up with a message like this, with a budget of $1000. It just means you've spent $200 too much, but you have the rest of the month to make it up!

We'll also remind you in your daily email.

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