## Managing shared expenses with friends, family, or roommates can often become a tangled web of who owes what to whom.

To make this easier, Splitkaro offers a fantastic feature called "Simplify Balances" which streamlines the process of settling up. Let’s dive into how this feature works with a simple example illustrating its power and efficiency.

#### What is Simplify Balances?

Simplify Balances is a smart feature in Splitkaro designed to minimize the number of transactions needed to settle all debts within a group. Instead of each person making multiple payments, Splitkaro restructures the debts so that everyone can settle up with fewer transactions. This ensures that people are paid back more quickly and efficiently.

#### How Does It Work? A Simple Example

Let's consider a scenario with three friends: Alice, Ben, and Cara. They often share expenses and use Splitkaro to keep track. Here are their current balances:

Alice owes Ben $30

Ben owes Cara $30

Without Simplify Balances, Alice would have to pay Ben $30, and then Ben would have to pay Cara $30. This involves two transactions. However, with Simplify Balances enabled, Splitkaro recognizes that these debts can be simplified. Instead of two payments, Alice can directly pay Cara $30, eliminating the need for Ben to act as a middleman.

Here’s the simplified breakdown:

Alice pays Cara $30 directly.

This single transaction settles both debts, making the process more efficient and easier for everyone involved.

#### How to Enable Simplify Balances on Splitkaro

Enabling Simplify Balances in Splitkaro is straightforward:

Open your group in Splitkaro.

Go to the group settings screen.

Toggle the "Simplify Balances" setting to on.

Once enabled, Splitkaro will automatically simplify your debts every time a new transaction is added to the group. This means less hassle and fewer transactions to manage, making it easier to keep track of who owes what.

#### Why Use Simplify Balances?

**Efficiency**: Reduce the number of transactions required to settle debts.**Clarity**: Simplifies the overall debt structure, making it easier to understand.**Speed**: Ensures that people are paid back faster.

Simplify Balances is a powerful tool in Splitkaro that helps you manage group expenses with ease. Minimizing the number of payments saves time and reduces complexity, allowing you to focus on enjoying your time with friends and family without worrying about who owes what.

Try out the Simplify Balances feature on Splitkaro today and experience a smarter way to manage your shared expenses!