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07 Sep, 2009 01:30 AM

The budget "application/tool" is lacking significantly! Having come from Microsoft Money to this Budget tool I'm very disappointed. Please update this and make it more user friendly and useful. Also I would like to see an income AND expense graph on the front page (at the same time together or side by side). Otherwise I like the program and bought it over iBank and Moneywell.

  1. 1 Posted by Onnen on 07 Sep, 2009 01:37 AM

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    And also have the ability to exclude items from showing up on expense report (I just want to track checking account for example and not the credit card)

  2. 2 Posted by Jessica Little on 07 Sep, 2009 01:52 PM

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    Dear Onnen,

    Thank you for your suggestions for improvements to Moneydance.

    Our wiki is integrated with our feature request and bug reporting system. Please feel free to use these systems to help improve Moneydance by bringing bugs to our attention and requesting new features. We now also have voting on all existing tickets, which helps us determine which requests have the most demand. You can access the feature request system at http://moneydance.com/trac.

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance, and thank you for your interest in Moneydance.

    Jessica Little
    Moneydance Support

  3. 3 Posted by vinceemmer on 01 Jan, 2010 11:11 PM

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    Budgeting needs big help. I'm a newbie to MD but a seasoned user of many of MD's competitors. It is easier to budget in a spreadsheet than in MD.

    I'd love to see MD become a stronger player. But it's going to take a better budgeting feature than the program currently has.

  4. 4 Posted by avp2 on 02 Jan, 2010 02:26 PM

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    The main problem I have with the current Budget Manager is understanding its setup. I have played with it a bit and it seems to work, but do not "get" what the various parameters do. Probably my lack of experience, but seems like it should be easier.

    Also, can not seem to get the homepage budgeting bar categories to "roll up" to show only each top parent, assuming that is what "roll up" is supposed to do.

  5. 5 Posted by mdevitt on 13 Jun, 2010 09:16 PM

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    the budget bar widget doesn't work if you have more than 1 budget tracking. For example, I want to track my spend on groceries and this works perfectly on the home page widget. However, add another budget to track and I get 'not in budget' for the 2nd one. It appears you can only track one budget in this widget which seems pointless.

    The budget list on the left hand side menu lists each budget and when I click on them I do get the correct information displayed but would be nice to have the widget report all my budgets that I want to track my spend on.

    put me out of my misery - is this a bug or am I doing something stupid?



  6. 6 Posted by alin43 on 14 Jun, 2010 12:12 AM

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  7. 7 Posted by Ben Spencer on 14 Jun, 2010 03:56 PM

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    I may be incorrect in my understanding and it sounds like you are creating a new budget for each budget category. It is not necessary to create a new budget for each category a single budget can be for many categories. If you open the budget manager tool under Tools->Budget Manager and click the plus (+) button bottom left of the window you can add additional categories to the same budget. See the attached screenshot.

    Ben Spencer
    Monedance Support

  8. 8 Posted by alin43 on 14 Jun, 2010 04:04 PM

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  9. 9 Posted by mdevitt on 15 Jun, 2010 12:48 PM

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    Thanks Ben, understood!

  10. Ben Spencer closed this discussion on 15 Jun, 2010 02:07 PM.

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