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New Feature: Archive old Accounts

1/21/2008 in ClearCheckbook Updates
If you're like me, you've had a few old bank accounts or credit cards that you have canceled or closed out. Instead of constantly seeing these old account names when using the site, we just developed the option to Archive your old empty accounts.

This option doesn't delete any of your transactions, it simply hides all mention of these accounts from the site. You can go back at any time and set them as active so you can view the data from those accounts.

To archive your old / empty accounts, click on the Settings link and go to Manage Accounts. Simply uncheck each account that is no longer active and click Save. You can come back to this page at any time to re-activate your accounts.

We have also made it a little easier to switch between the different types of reports. A lot of people didn't know we still had bar graphs available to view on the site because the link was a little hard to find. Now it will be much easier to see and use.

If you have any questions about the added Archive feature, please send us a message by clicking on the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page!

ClearCheckbook Tracking over 4 Billion Dollars!

1/16/2008 in ClearCheckbook News
I just ran some calculations and the website is tracking approximately $4,200,426,390.10 in transactions right now. The last time we checked (about 6 months ago) we were somewhere in the neighborhood of $100,000,000.

The site has averaged over 8,000 new transactions made each day for the past week. That's a little over 5 new transactions each minute!

It's crazy to think that we're now getting as many transactions added each hour as we used to get in an entire week about a year ago. Keep spreading the word of the site to your friends and family so we can continue to grow and make the site better!

Minor Update to Search Page

1/15/2008 in ClearCheckbook Updates
You can now search for a specific amount using the Search page. To search for an amount, simply enter the amount and adjust any other search criteria and click Search. This feature has been frequently requested and serves a good purpose for tracking down rogue transactions.

Over the course of the next month we will be slowly updating the site little by little with some of our more requested features.

If you have any feature requests you would like to see added, please send them to us. There's no guarantee that the exact feature you request will be added soon, but we do take note of all requests and try to implement them eventually.

ClearCheckbook Projects: Great for Groups and Classes

1/11/2008 in ClearCheckbook News
This little known feature has been around since about August and was developed specifically for a personal finance course at Purdue University. The Projects feature allows a group of people to manage their ClearCheckbook accounts as usual, but then adds a new kind of report to their navigation.

This new report allows you to view your spending in a set of specified categories with the rest of the group. This is a great way to see how your spending compares to those of your peers. You also don't have to worry about other group members seeing what you've spent your money on. All they can see are group averages compared to their own spending.

If you are interested in setting up a Project with ClearCheckbook, please use the Contact form at the bottom of any page and let us know. This feature is completely free to use and all we need to know is what you would like your project code to be (all users will enter this code when they register) and what categories you would like the project to track.

Since the Project feature is still relatively new and tailored mainly for the needs of one personal finance course, we'd be glad to hear what your opinions are on how we could expand the Projects section to make it even better.

If you're interested in learning more about the Project feature or if you want to give some suggetsions on additions to make to it, please let us know!

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