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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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Calculating a few simple key measurements will help you track progress to your financial goals and ensure you're making the most of your money.
Creating a Financial Plan

5 Financial Measurements You Must Know (and how to calculate them)

I’m a big proponent of treating your finances like a business in many ways. To achieve true financial success, it’s essential to be just as diligent and intentional about your spending and saving. Savvy business owners use key metrics that help them ensure that their business is

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Learn how to manage non-budgeting accounts and calculate your net worth using YNAB. See your entire financial picture at a glance and improve your budget.
Financial Tools & Resources

YNAB Tutorial Part IV: Net Worth & Tracking Accounts

The main core of YNAB is in its budgeting capabilities, but you can definitely set it up to manage your entire financial life as well. YNAB is so customizable that it can track any of your accounts and calculate your net worth. We’ve looked at the budgeting

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