Organizing Your Finances

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 ready to be a money boss in the new year. Great actionable tips here for starting the year out strong by getting super organized with your budget!
Organizing Your Finances

My Checklist For Creating a Budget for The New Year

Checklists, new year resolutions, and budgets. Three of my favorite things! And today we’re bringing them all together. As a self-proclaimed money nerd, I enjoy setting up my finances for a brand new year. There’s something about being able to start all over and improve the process

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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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If you don't have separate savings buckets for your goals, you are missing out on some major advantages! Not only do you save more but also can spend more guilt-free. And who doesn't want that?
Setting up Financial Tasks & Systems

The Advantages of Keeping Separate Money “Buckets”

For the past few months, ever since detailing out the organization of my financial accounts, I’ve been considering whether I should simplify and consolidate a little more. The real truth, though, is that I mostly like having numerous accounts for different saving purposes. It takes some extra

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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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Organization is the Key to Financial Success
Managing Finances as a Family

Organization is the Key to Financial Success

I’ve always loved to organize things. My idea of playing with my kids is sorting their toys into the correct bins, color coding the Legos and setting up new storage systems. I truly believe that there is a correlation between having an organized method of tracking your

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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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