What is it?
You can find our budget tool located within the Insights page (to find the Insights page, on the Spend page of the app, scroll down to "see all transactions"). Use this tool to reduce your spending, see exactly where your money is going, and save even faster!
How are you getting the recommended amounts?
Our financial coach has suggested a percentage of your income and we used that to calculate the recommended amount. This is just a guideline, but it’s a good place to start!
5% for Eating and Drinking
2% for Entertainment
10% for Groceries
6% Health and Life Maintenance
How are transactions categorized?
The transactions are categorized based on the merchant, but you can always go into the original transaction and change the category to what you think is more appropriate.
Why are fixed and variable expenses separate?
Fixed categories are normally transactions that you make in a month that do not change, things like your rent, utilities bill, student loan repayments. We know that not all of those transactions happen on KOHO, but just so you have a better understanding of where all your money goes we’ve given you the option to fill that out.
Variable expenses are transactions that can vary from month to month and normally are the ones we want to monitor. If you’re working to cut back on your eating out expenses, starting a budget just to track your spending in that category is the best place to start.
How do you know when you’ve reached your budget target?
As you start spending, you’ll see a coloured rim around the category icon. As long as that colour is green you are spending within your target amount. Once the colour turns red, you know that you’ve reached your budget amount!