Introducing a new way of tracking expenses from a travel, an onsite trip, a birthday party at home or even a wedding! We term such an occasion as an “Event”.
From Track Every Coin’s perspective, what are Events?
An event can be an occasion that has a definite start and an end time that you would like to track separately. For instance ‘A 7 day trip to Singapore’ can be an event that you would like to track separately in Singaporean dollars. Once the trip is over you can consolidate the expenses back in your base currency on your Track Every Coin account.
Following are the feature updates.
When you login to your Track Every Coin account, you will see a NEW tab called “Events” as shown below.
To create a new event, click on the “Add Event” button.
You can give a name for the Event, select a date from which the event will start, enter a budget for the event if you wish or leave it defaulted to 0 and choose the currency to track the event expenses.
In the below case let us select USD as the currency for the Event – “New York trip”.
Once an Event is created, the Event will have a Status called “In Progress”. You can now start adding expenses into this event.
Please note that since the currency of the event has been chosen to be USD, all the expenses under the event will be in USD.
When you expand the Event “New York” trip by clicking on the Event, you will see the following:
- An independent budget for this event – Helps you in having a goal for the trip
- A whole new set of categories for this event – Yes, you can edit your event categories and keep them separate from your regular expenses
- An Event specific pie chart to view category wise expenses for the event
- Ability to mark expenses as “Reimbursements” or “Normal” – Helps you keep company expenses separate from personal expenses
Once all the expenses are entered for an Event, you can click on the ‘Finish’ button to complete an Event. Upon completing an event, all the expenses from the event gets consolidated to your regular expense under the ‘Expense’ tab and will update the expense on the money-meter.
If the event was in a currency different from your base currency, you can provide the currency conversion rate. The category of the consolidated expenses from the event can be chosen along with the Event’s end date.
Also, please note that our “reimbursements handles multiple currencies, i.e. If you have reimbursements already added in say INR and now on your trip you have marked a few expenses in USD, it is taken care of.
At the end of your trip when you click on “Email” button, the mail contains individual currencies for your expenses.
As avid travelers ourselves, we have started using this feature passionately. Hope you find this feature useful too!
As always, we love to hear from you. Do let us know your feedback and what we can do better. We will try to accommodate them.