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      53 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      An update: we’re still not planning to add the concept of a payment for a specific bill or a specific expense. We’ve left this idea under review for many years, but we’re not convinced it’s the right idea for Splitwise. We think focusing on a total balance makes things simpler in most cases. This is also how a bank balance works.

      Here’s two potential work-arounds if you’re not satisfied:

      1. Let’s say you want to set things up so you can see if people have specifically paid for a certain bill, or for a certain month of expenses. You can create a group just for that bill or month – then, when viewing that group, you will only see balances owed from that specific bill or set of bills.

      2. Once you pay an amount and want to keep track of it being for a certain bill, you could use…

      Justin CliffordJustin Clifford commented  · 

      Came to Splitwise from SpotMe, and the way they did it was actually pretty simple. Each expense had its own balance and they were all added up into a main balance per person. If you decided to make a payment by selecting the person, rather than a specific expense, the payment would apply to the oldest amount(s) that were still not yet settled. So for example, if you had expense 1 of $20, expense 2 of $10, and expense 3 of $5, and you didn't pick a specific expense before adding a payment, and paid $31, expense 1 and 2 would be settled, with the payment being linked to both of them, and expense 3 would have $1 settled and $4 remaining, also with the payment being linked to it.

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          Our recurring bill feature is probably one of the oldest pieces of code in the Splitwise service at this point. We’ve been meaning to update it for a while, but we’re a pretty small company, so it’s rare we find to the time to work on something that mostly works right. This is one of the broken pieces of recurring bills we’d like to fix when we can find the resources.

          Marshall

          Justin CliffordJustin Clifford commented  · 

          I just ran into an issue with this. Added an expense that recurs weekly, beginning today last week, but it only shows up as owing the payment once instead of twice since Splitwise uses the creation date for recurrences rather than the expense date. Certainly not the biggest deal in the world as in my case it's only one additional payment, but hope a fix/rewrite of this is still planned!

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