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Read more below on the difference between the two and which one you should choose

Payday to Payday

Selecting Payday to Payday will sync your budget with when you get paid. Your budgeting period will start on the day you get paid and end on the day before your next pay.

The payday you select is only responsible for when your budget starts and ends. The amount you set your budget to is not related

Ideal for users where their payday is fixed or doesn't fluctuate much.

I have more than one payday

Remember, we only use your payday to set your budgeting period - not to set your total budget. Any income that you receive will be tracked by Emma, regardless of whether it's received on payday 💰💰

If you want your total budget to include income not received on your selected payday, amend your total budget by going to the Analytics tab -> Budgets -> Select Total Budget

You are not able to set a budget between two different paydays. For example, if you get paid both on the 5th and the 15th, you won't be able to set a budget between the 5th and the 15th and then a separate budget between the 15th to the 5th of the next month.


Selecting Monthly will sync your budget with the beginning and the end of the month. Your budget will start on the 1st and end of the last day of the month.

Ideal for users where their payday is not fixed i.e. freelancers, contractors or would find it easier to see their budget over calendar months.

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