Organizing Your Finances

Financial Tools & Resources

Why I’m Still Using YNAB (After Nearly 10 Years)

When I first discovered YNAB, it wasn’t love at first sight. I had just returned from four years of living abroad with my family and was looking for the perfect budgeting software to help me along my financial journey. I tried them all: YNAB, Mint, Quicken, EveryDollar,

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Setting up Financial Tasks & Systems

How to Prepare Now for a New Financial Year

For me, Christmas and new beginnings go together. Everything just feels different during the Christmas season. Maybe it’s the twinkling lights, the energy from activity and excitement all around, or the extra kindness between strangers. It’s just the right transition into a fresh new year. When preparing

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Financial Tools & Resources

My Favorite Budgeting Tools (Because Mint Wasn’t Great Anyway)

The surprising news that Mint is discontinuing its budgeting software is sure to leave its millions of users scrambling for a new way to manage their money. So, what are some of the best alternatives to Mint (spoiler: I believe it’s YNAB and Tiller Money!) and what

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Set up categories, accounts and get started budgeting with YNAB in just half an hour. This is exactly how.
Financial Tools & Resources

A Quick Start Guide to Using YNAB in 2018

Because the principles behind YNAB are different than traditional budgeting, it can be a little tricky to get started. However, once you take the first steps to figure it all out, it’s a game changer for your money. Here’s exactly what you need to do to get

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My finances are just one area of my life that I'm focusing on simplifying this year. My focuses are on better ways of automating, tracking and managing my money.
Minimalism & Frugality

How I’m Simplifying My Finances This Year

Last year, my word of the year was “enough”. I was frequently able to express gratitude for the things I already owned and realize how much abundance I had in my life. Overall, I bought fewer things and saved more money. I also said, “enough” to many things

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I’m Kathryn Hanna and I love to budget (really, I do!), build spreadsheets, and spend money on travel, sewing supplies & good chocolate.


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