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  1. Kick Quicken to the curb with YNAB

    Kick Quicken to the curb with YNAB

    NOTE - When this article was written it refers to the old version of YNAB, YNAB4.. a new web based version is out. (which is still awesome - just a little different) I absolutely love this program. Is it strange to love a financial and budgeting program? Maybe not... after all... after using...
  2. What is the best way to handle your Emergency Fund in YNAB?

    What is the best way to handle your Emergency Fund in YNAB?

    Having a 3 to 6 months of expenses in an Emergency Fund is EXTREMELY important. It'll stop you from reaching for that credit card and going into debt during emergencies such as losing your job or your transmission blowing up. (a GREAT way to figure out your total needed monthly expenses is to...
  3. I'm sorry YNAB, but the default budget categories kinda stink...

    I'm sorry YNAB, but the default budget categories kinda stink...

    What? I'm badmouthing YNAB? The best budgeting or personal finance software out there? That's impossible! But yes it is. They can't be perfect all the time. I'm sorry Jesse and the YNAB team... but there is one glaringly HUGE FLAW in the default YNAB budgeting categories. The default budgeting...
  4. How to use your YNAB Categories: Elizabeth Warren "All Your Worth" style....

    How to use your YNAB Categories: Elizabeth Warren "All Your Worth" style....

    What is the best way to use YNAB's Budget Categories? I've been using YNAB since way back when it was on version 3 where it ran on your PC or Mac (so around 2010) so I've gone through a ton of different ideas on category organization.... The default categories that YNAB defaults too are an...
  5. How to track your Mortgage payments in YNAB

    How to track your Mortgage payments in YNAB

    I'm a huge YNAB fan. Luckily it's quite easy to accurately track your mortgage in YNAB. What I like to do is to create a "Tracking" off-budget account for the mortgage. Simply click the "Add Account" in the bottom left and choose Unlinked (you can link later). Account type will be liability...
  6. The NEW YNAB is out and I've fully switched over to it. :)

    The NEW YNAB is out and I've fully switched over to it. :)

    The new version of YNAB is out and I've fully switched over to it. It's fully web based - which means that it'll run on my trusty Chromebook without any modification. (I still have my Chromebook modified so that I can use a local FTP program in Linux - don't trust web based ones yet) The...
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