A tag is a short description of a transaction, which lets you categorize your expenses in a flexible manner.
There are no fixed set of tags, you can just create any tag you want. You can attach multiple tags to the same transaction.
Example: If you went out for coffee with your friends John and Mary and you paid by your credit card, you can tag the transaction with "coffee" as well as "credit card".
How can I rename a tag?
To rename a tag, please follow these steps:
How can I easily tag transactions with similar descriptions?
A tagging rule can be used to automatically applied a tag to any transaction that match specific keywords.
Let's say you want all purchases you make at a store named "Safeway" to be tagged as grocery. You can accomplish this by creating a tagging rule with the tag grocery and keyword safeway. Any future transactions which contain the word safeway in their description will be automatically tagged as grocery.
How can I update or delete a tagging rule?
To edit or update a tagging rule, please follow these steps:
How can I create tags to be sub-tags of other tags?
Buxfer lets you organize tags so that they are sub-tags of other tags. Organizing tags as sub-tags lets you easily navigate through them when looking at your reports and budgets. You can start by looking at broad top-level tags, and then drill down into narrower sub-tags.
E.g., lunch might be a sub-tag contained within food.
To assign existing tags as sub-tags of another tag, follow these steps:
To create a new tag which is a sub-tag of another tag, simply type the name of the parent tag, then a slash (" / ") and the name of the tag you want to create. For example, to create lunch as a sub-tag of food, just type in "food / lunch".
Can I split a single transaction across multiple tags?
Yes, you can split a transaction across one or more tags. This is typically useful when you make a large purchase that combines several different category of products. For example, a $50 purchase in a grocery store might include $25 worth of Grocery and $25 worth of Food.
To split a transaction across multiple tags, please follow these steps:
How can I easily find transactions that do not have any tags?
To find untagged transactions, please follow these steps: