Your available balance is the difference between the money in your synced financial accounts and the total of all of your budget balances. In an ideal world, we could always keep everything in sync, but sometimes technology fails us and we wanted to make sure you know when that happens.
What do I do when I have an available balance?
We always recommend keeping your available balance at zero. It is okay to keep a positive available balance, but when it is negative, Budgets is not able to accurately track your money.
- Check to see if the available balance is the same amount as an expected incoming paycheck or bill you have paid. Sometimes it just takes a few hours or a day to resolve itself.
- It's possible that a transaction got lost somewhere. When you notice an available balance, we recommend you transfer money in or out. If your available balance is in the red, you will need to pick a budget or a few budgets that you have extra balance to transfer in from.
If you have any other questions or need further clarification on a budgeting topic, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org