Web: Due Dates Make Filling Your Envelopes Easier

See your bill’s due date as you fill

Filling your Envelopes multiple times a month used to be a pain. There wasn’t an easy way to check which bill was due next, and so it wasn’t easy to know which Envelopes needed to be filled between then and your next paycheck.

With Due Dates on the web, you can now see your Envelope’s due date right on the Fill Envelopes screen. So it’s easy to know how to divvy up your paycheck when it comes time to fill.

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Know how much you have left to fill

When you add a due date to an Envelope, Goodbudget will automatically keep track of how much you’ve filled into that Envelope throughout the month. So if you’ve already filled an Envelope this month, you’ll be able to see how much you have left to fill, even if you’ve spent a little since then.

Head to the web to add Due Dates to your Envelopes!

Happy budgeting,
The Goodbudget Team

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Dates are not showing on my M1 iMac using Safari. There is no identifiable change whatsoever? Oh - I see I have to add them manually. Seems a pointless update to me. Just as easy to include the date in the Envelope title?

Having the due date set as part of the envelope means the auto-fill options will make sure the envelope is filled in time for the payment. Having the date as part of the title doesn’t do this.

Still fail to see the point of it and have certainly never, ever missed such a function. Of absolutely no interest to me anyway. Thankfully it is optional.

Like I said, the auto-fill options will have it filled in time for the payment, instead of just two weeks worth (if you happen to be budgeting every two weeks.) I understand you might not see the point for you, but that’s different from not seeing the point at all, which sounds like a criticism.

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If you are budgeting every two weeks then you just need the envelopes split into groups that relate to the two week periods. I used to use that approach but do not need it now. This just seems to be a solution looking for a problem. Sure it is functional (I imagine) but not necessary imo.

Related problem. As I do not want to see these due dates, I went to remove the dates on the few envelopes that have one. Except, it won’t let me! It is not optional for items that currently have a due date.

Hi @Zuki19, Sorry for the trouble! You can remove the optional due dates by heading to the Add/Edit Envelope’s page. From there, ‘Edit’ the Envelope you’d like to change, and use the ‘Due on the:’ drop-down to select the ‘–’ option. Be sure to save your changes when you’re done. I hope that helps!

Thank you so much :heart: you made my day

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Karisa,
Unfortunately the only drop-down I get is a calendar. When I erase the date in the Due box, it says Optional in light grey. But then when I go to Save, it gives me the attached error.

How odd… can you shoot us an email with your Goodbudget household email address so we can take a closer look at this?

I can’t delete due dates either.

Sorry for the trouble, Dexter! Do you also see a calendar picker when you try to remove the due date? Can you shoot us an email so we can take a look? Send that to support@goodbudget.com

Thanks @karisa, it’s working properly now.

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