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Budget Penny, your budget assistant

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"Okay Google. Talk to Budget Penny."
Last month, Jomar and I had been working closely in building another financial-related application to help people manage their money. We created Budget Penny.


About Celine's Budgeting I have an every payday salary. Every payday, I know how much I should expect in my bank account, how much is budgeted for each expense, and how much I should have left. I usually spend 5-10 minutes a day, tracking how much money I have left and whether I saved a few dollars out of my allocated funds for the day. With this idea, Penny was born.

Introducing Penny Jomar wanted to play around Actions on Google and he asked me to think of a possible assistant. Since I would love an assistant to keep track of how much money I have left, a budget assistant was on top of our list. It took us a while to agree on a name (Loonie, Toonie, Centi, among others) but agreed upon Penny.


Initial Release and Future Goals Right now, on this release, you can ask Penny to set…

Budget Pinoy

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Need help in budgetting your salary? Want to find out what your asking rate is depending on your projected expenses and budget? We have developed an app that can help you!

Budget Pinoy is a tool for Filipinos in computing gross and net pay based on user's budget.


Users can input their target savings and projected expenses in the Budget Tab. They can also use the expenses tab to check expenses.

The recommendation tab will show the asking rate that the user needs to be able to earn enough for the target budget. It will also show the net pay and deductions, computed using Sweldong Pinoy, based on the asking rate.

We're also working with different financial institutions to give you relevant tips to help you in your finances, based on your budget. This will be coming soon in a future update.

Try Budget Pinoy at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.sweldongpinoy.budget and let us know how we can improve the app to help you more in your budgetting needs.


Sweldong Pinoy At 4

Sweldong Pinoy is now 4! The first version of Sweldong Pinoy was released on April 3, 2012. You can check out highlights of the past 4 years at http://timeline.sweldongpinoy.com.

Sweldong Pinoy was originally made as a salary calculator for Filipinos in computing net pay, withholding taxes and contributions to SSS, PhilHealth and PAG-IBIG. Since then, we have added additional features (like OT, night differential, etc). We have also added versions for Minimum Wage Earners, RHQ/ROHQ employees, government employees, etc.

Other than Sweldong Pinoy, we have also developed Thirteenth Month, a tool for Filipinos in computing their 13th-month pays. We are also working on iOS versions of the existing Android apps (sorry for the delay! for the meantime, you can go to sweldongpinoy.com on your iOS devices). We'll also be launching a new app that could help you in budgetting your salary.

Thanks to everyone who have used and who are still using our apps. There are still a lot of things to b…

Sweldong Pinoy in 2015

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Most of the changes to Sweldong Pinoy this year was on performance improvements and design enhancements. Here are some of the updates to Sweldong Pinoy throughout 2015.

Sweldong Pinoy Updates We have released Sweldong Pinoy for Minimum Wage Earners on April. Our apps our apps will no longer deduct withholding taxes for employees earning minimum wage if you select "Minimum Wage Employee" in the Employee Type.



Other updates:
For employees with daily pays, you can now provide the actual number of days and the app will compute your salary based on this instead of the previous default of 20. This is because not everyone works for 20 days in a given month.
We have also improved the computation for the hourly and daily rates which are being used in salary computation, like the night differential and overtime pays.The apps now compute night differential based on number of hours instead of the days
Minor changes like moving compute button to right and clear button to the left



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Redesigning Sweldong Pinoy

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We've started redesigning our website (http://sweldongpinoy.com) and our Sweldong Pinoy Android app (rolling out now on Google Play Store). Check them out and let us know what you think.


Sweldong Pinoy 3.0 on a Nexus 5



Sweldong Pinoy 3.0 on a Nexus 7



Sweldong Pinoy for Minimum Wage Earners and Other Updates

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Sweldong Pinoy for Minimum Wage Earners
One of the requested features for Sweldong Pinoy is to update the app for employees earning minimum wage. Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9504, minimum wage earners are exempted to tax. Now, our apps will not deduct withholding taxes for employees earning minimum wage if you select "Minimum Wage Employee" in the Employee Type before computing your salary.



Other Updates
Aside from Sweldong Pinoy for Minimum Wage Earners, we also have some other updates for Sweldong Pinoy: For employees with daily pays, you can now provide the actual number of days and the app will compute your salary based on this instead of the previous default of 20. This is because not everyone works for 20 days in a given month.
We have also improved the computation for the hourly and daily rates which are being used in salary computation, like the night differential and overtime pays.The apps now compute night differential based on number of hours instead of the days
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Thirteenth Month App Update

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We are happy to announce that we have two updates to Thirteenth Month web app and Android app today.

The first is that we have set the ceiling for non-taxable thirteenth month to 82,000 pesos (pursuant to Republic Act No. 10653, which was approved on February 12, 2015)

The other update is that the app is now computing for thirteenth-month pay based on the actual weeks inputted by the user.


Thirteenth Month Android App 1.1 (running on a 7" tablet)

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