Financial Tools & Resources

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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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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Unique Ways to Use YNAB
Financial Tools & Resources

YNAB Tutorial Part VI: Unique Ways I Use YNAB

If I haven’t convinced you to use YNAB yet, I think this one will likely do so (or if you already use it, give you some more ideas to make it work even better for you!). In this part, I show unique ways that I use YNAB

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Financial Tools & Resources

10 Simple Ways I’m Protecting Myself Against Identity Theft

In light of the recent announcement about the data breach at Experian, one of the major credit reporting companies, it seems most appropriate this week to share some simple ways that I am proactively protecting myself against identity theft. While the exact current situation is new, the

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Financial Tools & Resources

YNAB Tutorial Part V: Ways I Use YNAB to Organize and Simplify

I absolutely love how customizable YNAB is when it comes to setting up and rearranging accounts and categories. This allows for some unique ways to use YNAB to fit an individual’s personal finance needs. I’ve gone through the all of the basics of using YNAB in the

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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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