Getting started


During your start-up, the Primary budget space (you will learn what that is later) remains inactive. There is no pressure to finish your startup quickly. Doing the startup steps for a new budget space typically takes only a couple of hours. Paying bills for the first time activates the budget space to begin using A Real Budget to manage your household finances.

You have a choice for the guide you will use to get started. For online tutorials, go to A Real Budget Tutorials.

  • Start with the "Household finances" page
  • Then go to the "Getting started" page

Or, if you prefer the traditional detailed, step-by-step instructions: