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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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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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It's so helpful to have a step-by-step process to figure out how to budget with YNAB. This has both a video and written tutorial!
Financial Tools & Resources

YNAB Tutorial Part III: My Step-by-Step Budgeting Process

Now that we’ve set up YNAB (Part I) and learned a little bit about the budgeting basics (Part II), we’re finally ready to jump into the logistics of actually using YNAB for budgeting tasks. The key to using YNAB successfully is to remember that the benefit of

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A password manager is an important tool to enable you to securely store all of your passwords.They offer so many amazing features as well!
Financial Tools & Resources

5 Ways A Password Manager Will Improve Your Life

Do you know that feeling of frustration when you need to log into an account that you only use occasionally and can’t remember the password? I certainly do. Something that should take a few seconds turns into a few minutes instead to request a password reset and

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