Why Budgetwise Includes (optional) Category Due Dates

If you've used to other apps that utilize an envelope system, like YNAB or Everydollar, you may have realized that there is no option to add due dates unless you add them to your transactions. Everyone has their own budgeting style, and one person's budget categories, or "envelopes", might be set up and…

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An Update on Pricing, Release Date, & Early Access

It's been several weeks since the last blog post, and I think it's time for an update on how things are going with Budgetwise. Pricing/Early-Access Discount Being an app that encourages mindful spending, the price needs to reflect that by being accessible no matter your current financial situation. With that said, there will be…

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Celebrating 1,000 Early Access Signups!

Tonight's a late but happy night. I am so excited to say that Budgetwise has exceeded 1,000 signups for early access! It's picking up steam much faster than anticipated, mainly due to a competitor recently increasing prices far beyond what they've ever charged before. I think having an updated homepage with some feature screenshots…

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Hello Elixir, Goodbye Node.js

Image via Nanobox The early stages of Budgetwise utilized Node.js for the backend (or is it back-end?), along with MongoDB for a database. While this particular stack is very popular among modern developers, my confidence wavered during the recent spate of security issues regarding MongoDB. I've had my eye on Elixir ever since I…

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A Fresh New Look for the App (and Homepage)

After spending lots of time planning ahead for the more complex features, I determined the app needed an updated interface. More thought has been given to the user's workflow as they create, modify, and track budgets. Aside from changing the color scheme entirely (there will also be a dark theme, by the way), I've made…

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