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1. What can I do with Money Manager?
Money Manager is for you if you are just starting out on your financial journey. Or, maybe you've been on your financial journey for awhile, and you're finally ready to pay more attention. We designed Money Manager for you, too.
What do I get with Money Manager?
- A predictable financial future. You'll see a day by day projection of your savings account balance after allowing for each bill to be paid, all the way to your next salary and beyond.
- Alerts about balances, transactions, and bill reminders automatically delivered to your mobile phone or email.
- Monthly budget goals for any or all of your categories.
- Charts so you can understand your spending habits. For example, you can see how much you've spent dining out or at a particular restaurant no matter which account you used to pay for it.
- Your spending automatically assigned to standard categories or to new categories you dream up. And you can train us how to categorise your way, so you'll have fewer and fewer adjustments to make as time goes by.
- An easy method to record and keep track of what you buy with your cash.
- Your choice of Windows and Macintosh browsers including Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox.
- The ability to download your transactions to a file. For example, if you want to create your own specialised charts and graphs, open the file in Microsoft Excel.
What doesn't Money Manager do?
- Import transactions - When you add your bank accounts, we gather up to 90 days worth of your previous transactions from those accounts. You can't import any transactions previous to that date, and you can't enter them manually either. We will continue to download and keep your transactions as long as you maintain your subscription to Money Manager.
- Subcategories - Some people really want to track things like Auto (Fuel), Auto (Repair), and Auto (Wash) as separate categories so that they can see those totals either separately or rolled up into the master category name (Auto). Again, this is a level of detail that Money Manager doesn't track. Our purpose is to give you a tool that is a convenient introduction to finance that helps save time and money.
- Paying bills or transferring money - You can't use Money Manager to transmit funds from one place to another.
- Writing cheques - You can't use Money Manager to write or print cheques. However, you can enter cheques you've written to see how they'll affect your balance once they clear.
- Reconciling - Reconciling is useful for matching up your paper chequebook register with the transactions on your bank statement. With Money Manager, you're seeing the bank transactions right on the screen. To match up your receipts with the bank transactions, you can make an entry in the Note field for each transaction as you check it off as valid.
Which browser should I use?
You can use any of the browsers that we support.
I'm ready. How do I get started?
Here's how to get the most out of Money Manager.
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2. What's special about Money Manager?
Money Manager helps you be on top of your finances. Read on to learn how.
How much you can spend until your next salary
Right on your Home page, you'll see into the future of your savings account.
We start with your balance, subtract your bills and show how much you'll have left until your next salary.
And don't miss the button. You'll get a visual forecast of how your balance will go down (and then up) day by day.
We know that many of you are playing this same subtraction game in your head, or you're juggling spreadsheets and slips of paper. We think we've made it easy! Please let us know what you think.
See how your bills affect your balance
This insight into your bills isn't restricted to just your Home page account. Each reminder is linked to the account from which you pay the bill.
Reminders are joined with your Upcoming Transactions.
Just click the account name from the Accounts list, and click Add under Upcoming Transactions. You can set up either one-time or repeating transactions. If you select Remind?, that transaction will appear under Reminders on the Home page. If you set up alerts, you will also get reminders on your mobile phone or email.
Always know where you stand!
We have new alerts and reports to keep you in touch with your money. For instance, we can let you know when your savings account balance dips below an amount you set. Or, we can tell you if a large expense goes through in any of your accounts. There are lots of choices.
To set up your email alerts, click the Settings link in the banner and then click the Alerts & Notifications tab.
Relax and find things easily
With Money Manager, you can relax and find things easily.
Do assign categories to your transactions. Categories help you know where your money comes from and where it goes. For an uncategorised transaction, you'll see Choose a category under Categories - just to remind you to assign categories to all your transactions. Once you start categorising, we'll learn how you categorise and automatically follow the pattern for your other transactions. Then your Trends and Goals pages will be much more accurate.
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3. Which browsers does Money Manager support?
Money Manager supports the following browsers on the Microsoft Windows operating system:
- Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8
- Firefox 2 and 3
- Safari 3
Note: Money Manager is available online. A desktop or mobile version of Money Manager isn't available.
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