IOUs (Shared Expenses)
Buxfer allows you to track IOUs with other people. This is especially useful for:
Why can't I delete some of my IOUs?
IOUs can not be deleted 10 days after they have been entered. This restriction helps avoid confusion for transactions that are old enough to be accepted by all participants as correct. If you made a wrong entry, it's very likely to be noticed within 10 days. If not, it's highly recommended you add a new transaction to correct the difference, instead of deleting the old one.
Being able to delete transactions that are too old is prone to abuse by people who want to mess up other's balances, and hence we do not allow it.
I am not allowed to edit the email of one of my contacts. What can I do about it?
If the email address you wish to add is already being used by another Buxfer user, then you can't add that email to your contact.
To resolve this, choose one of the following methods:
What is a group and when should I use one?
You should use groups if you have have frequent IOUs with the same set of friends. Using groups provides the following benefits: