If you use Internet Banking, you have access to drive your financial journey with a clear view of your spending, debt and balances.
Money Plan provides a great visual representation of how you spend your money. You can classify your spending in your history so that you can find simple ways to decrease spending and increase savings.
With all your accounts in one place, you can easily track your debts and your savings accounts in one dashboard. Whether your account is with CoreFirst or another bank they can all be linked in Money Plan.
Make budgeting easy with simple formatting that tracks your progress in all sorts of spending categories. You can even keep tabs on your Net Worth to make sure you are staying on top of your long-term goals.
Money Plan Q & A
What does Account Link mean?
Link Account allows you to add accounts from other financial institutions (FIs) to your Money Plan dashboard inside your Internet Banking profile with CoreFirst.
What if a financial institution I use in not available in Link Account?
The Manual accounts feature within Money Plan allows you to add additional accounts to your home page. You can manually add accounts to help build a complete picture of your financial portfolio in a single, convenient location. This feature is especially helpful if you would like your Net Worth within Money Plan to include other assets, such as your house or car.
How do I add a manual account?
To add an account do the following:
- Navigate to the Home page and scroll down to the Add a Manual account tile.
- Click or tap Add a Manual account.
- In the Add a Manual account window enter your information in the following fields: Account Name / Account Type / Balance
- Click or tap Save to confirm your changes.
- In the Success window, select Done.
What is account grouping?
You can use the Account Grouping feature to categorize internal and external accounts on the Money Plan home page.
How do I categorize transactions in my history?
- On the Home page, click or tap an account.
- On the Account Details page, click or tap a transaction.
- In the Category section, click or tap the edit icon.
- Select a category to assign the transaction.
- (Optional) In the Online Description section, click the edit icon to change the description of the transaction.
What is Net Worth?
The Net Worth tracks the net sum of your assets / liabilities over the past year. The dots represent net worth for each month, while the lines represent the change in net worth.
What is the Budget functionality?
Budget allows you to set budgets for categories. As months progress, a visual picture shows how close you may be to hitting an assigned threshold. The budget function is limited when using the mobile app.
How do I use auto-generate budgets?
If you choose Auto-generate budgets, a list of budget categories and amounts based on your spending history appears. Scroll through the list and edit the amounts, if necessary. If you do not want a specific budget tracked, click the Delete icon, then click Delete This Budget. Click Save Budgets to save all changes.
How do I edit or delete a budget?
- Click a parent category to display a list of child budgets, along with your monthly progress.
- Click on the edit icon to edit the budgeted amount and click Save.
- Click the Delete icon to delete the budget, then click Delete.
How do I edit a budget transaction?
- Click a budget to display a list of all transactions within the related category. Here, you can access transaction details and re-categorize transactions.
- Click the Overall Budget bar in the list view to see all of your budget category transactions.
- Click an individual transaction to view and edit the transaction details.
What is the Spending functionality?
Spending allows you to have a visual representation of how you are spending your money over a period of time. Transactions are categorized based on the same categories used in Budget, but show the percentage of each category as compared to the total.
What is the Trend Functionality?
Trends build even further on your budgeting categories. It shows spending history by category, in relation to income. This way, you can quickly determine if you are spending more than you are making.
How do you use Trends?
- You can view transaction trends graphically or in list view. Choose from the date ranges tab at the top to change the transaction trends period.
- Hover your mouse over a colored area to show the actual spending in each category for the months displayed.
- Click a category area in the graph to drill down into the selected category and show any relevant subcategories.
- Click any of the circle data points to display a list of transactions for the selected category.
- Click on any monthly transaction total to see transaction details.
What is the Debt Functionality?
Debts allows you to see all of your accounts in which you owe a balance. Debts can calculate how making additional payments, or applying a different pay down strategy, can impact your debt over time. The system will calculate paying off your debt using the Snowball method. This method helps you pay off your debt in the fastest way possible, by rolling the monthly amount you have been applying to a specific debt to the next debt in the priority list.
The main view is the trending graph for paying off all of your debt.
How do you use Debts?
- Hover your mouse over a section of the graph to show the balance of what you will owe over time, based on the current projection.
- Click on an account to edit details and view an individual payoff graph.
- Click the fields in blue in the Debt Free message box to see more details. For instance, click on What is Snowballing to see how Snowballing helps you pay down your debt more quickly.
- Hover your mouse over a section of the graph to see how much you will owe based on the current projection.