Tracking your expenses and managing your budget just got a little easier.
The AFAS Budget Builder App and expense tracker is provided to Airmen and their families to help with their budgeting process. Budgeting is simply balancing expenses with income. Following a budget and understanding where your money goes—to the smallest expenditures—can help you avoid short term financial stresses and long-term debt. Documenting a spending plan and tracking expenses are two of the most important components to the budgeting process.
Tips and Features
- The AFAS Dashboard provides a snapshot of spending health — automatically tracking total spending and total amount left over
- Reports show what you’ve spent in the last seven days, last month, and year-to-date
- Set spending limits for the exact categories where you spend money
- Add transactions anytime and anywhere
Three Easy Steps To Build A Better Budget
1. Add your spending limits
AFAS Budget Builder App provides you with a template you can customize for planning your monthly expenses.
2. Enter your transactions
With this mobile app, it has never been quicker to record each penny spent as you spend it.
3. Track where your money goes
Each time you make a transaction, you can track how it follows your budget plan throughout the month. And then compare that month with the next.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is AFAS Budget Builder App?
The AFAS Budget Builder App is mobile tool to assist Airmen and their families to budget and track expenses on a monthly basis. Identifying where every dollar goes can help you see how expenses align with your budget plans and savings goals.
How do I get started?
Getting started is easy. Download this guide to start tracking!
How does the AFAS Budget Builder App compare to using pen and paper?
Using the AFAS Budget Builder App means not only is your information safe and secure, but you can access and record expenses from anywhere.
Who can see my budget information?
The only people who can see your budget information are the people you have chosen to share your login credentials with.
How do I add a spending category and spending limit?
To add a spending category, navigate to Settings and tap on Spending Limits. Tap on the + icon. Tap on Category Name and a pop-up window will appear for you to select one of the categories listed. Select OK and input your desired limit.
How do I see if I’m over my spending limit?
Status of spending limits for each category you have previously created are color coded. To see if you are nearing or over your spending limit, tap on Track in the footer menu:
- Green – Under spending limit
- Yellow – Approaching spending limit
- Red – Critically close or over spending limit
Do my spending limits for each category carry over each month?
Yes! Spending limits carry over and can be edited at any time to meet your needs.
Can I see spending from the previous month?
By navigating to the reports, you can select the red filter icon and filter your spending to see the past 7 days, 14 days, this month, last month or year-to-date.
How do I add a transaction?
To add a new transaction, select Transactions from the footer menu. Tap on the + icon in the lower right-hand corner. Enter Transaction Description, Category, Amount, and Vendor. Tap on Add Transaction.
How do I edit/delete a transaction?
Tap on Transactions in the footer menu. Select the transaction you would like to edit or delete. Follow the prompts.
How do I move a transaction into a different category?
Select Transactions from the footer menu. Tap on the transaction you wish to move into a different category. Select Edit from the prompt. Change the category from the dropdown menu.
How do I change my password?
To retrieve a code to reset your password, click on the “Forgot Password” link on the login page. Enter your email address you used to create your account and a code will be sent. Retrieve the code from your email and follow the prompts.
How do I change the email address on my account?
Currently the AFAS Budget Builder App does not allow changing your email address. This is something we are planning. For now, create a new account using the email address you prefer.
Why does AFAS want my personal information?
We will never share your personal information externally. Ever. We will simply employ aggregate user data to help us assess how to improve future versions of the app, as well as track overall budgeting and spending trends among our user base.
Can multiple people have access to the account?
Multiple people can access your account only if you share your login credentials.