Setting Financial Goals

Cushion uses financial goals to help you stay on track for the year.

goal ticks

In the horizontal budget graph, Cushion will mark your financial goals at the top, so you can measure your income with them. Clicking a goal will open the preferences modal to let you edit your financial goals.

financial goal preferences

Cushion lets you specify multiple financial goals—minimum, target, and stretch. The minimum goal is how much you need to make—to pay your bills. The target goal is how much you want to make—for savings and a vacation. And the stretch goal is if you reach your target and want to keep going.

monthly goals

In the monthly budget graph, Cushion will automatically divide your financial goal for each month of the year.

adjusted monthly goals

As you make your way through the year, Cushion will adjust your monthly goal to make sure you’re on track to reach your end-of-the-year goal. If you fall behind, Cushion will increase your remaining monthly goals, and if you find yourself ahead, Cushion will reduce them, so you can coast.

saved timelines

If you ever need to adjust your financial goals, but still want to retain a history of your previous goals, you can create a saved timeline from the graph navigation in the top right. You can use this menu to jump to other saved timelines or return to the current date range.

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