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You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Release Date: 01/10/2022

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You Need A Budget (YNAB)

A listener writes into the show to ask: how should you track vacation spending? Vacation is a time to relax and let loose a little, but the listener wants to make sure he is pacing the family's expenses during the trip so he doesn't go overbudget.   Jesse offers a few different options, including sophisticated use of categories to track the vacation spend without creating too much complexity.   Have a question for Jesse? Send him an email at:   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at

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Kelly Frawley and Emily Pollock are attorneys specializing in matrimonial and family law, and regularly contribute to Forbes on issues related to divorce and business. In today's episode, they discuss the important questions you should be asking before marriage about money, finances, and expectations about the future. And, in the event of divorce, some of the important things you should be doing and asking during the process.   Both Kelly and Emily agree that the most important thing couples can do before and during their marriage is communicate. Whether it's about debt and how you intend...

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Struggling with YNAB? That's OK, you're not alone, and Jesse has a few things to look at and make sure you are truly following the Four Rules. And along the way, Jesse has a bone to pick about banks and their data export practices!   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at

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A first-time house shopper wrote into the show for advice on how to approach the crazy, red hot housing market we are currently in. The writer wants to buy her first home, but is unsure whether she will have enough money to put down as house prices rise at a rapid pace. Jesse reminds us that, most importantly, cash equals options, and it's never a bad thing to have more cash on hand. He advises her to become an expert on her local real estate market, and really think about why she wants to buy, and what exactly she needs from a home before taking the plunge into home ownership.   Sign up...

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Jesse shares some case studies from the Mecham household, where he has taught his kids to budget their savings the YNAB way, giving those savings dollars a job. The kicker? Their savings sit in the same checking account as their fun money. With practice and the four rules, however, they have developed the discipline to spend only what they have budgeted for each purpose.   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at

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Jesse welcomes Jason and Katie Hoschouer to the podcast. Together they paid off $78,000 of debt in a mere 28 months, an amazing burst of focused saving and budgeting!   Jason is a retired police officer with 23-years experience in the force, now turned financial coach. He helps other first responders get their budgets in order, pay off debt, and build savings so they don't have to live paycheck to paycheck and work tons of overtime to make ends meet. He also hosts a podcast about finance for first responders, Badges & Budgets.   GPS Financial Coaching   Badges & Budgets...

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Jesse invites the CEO of YNAB, Todd Curtis, to the show to discuss the anatomy of the company, the collaborative philosophy behind the work done by the various teams and functions, and some of the previous work and experiences that have shaped Todd's attitudes about operations and business culture.   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at

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Nina Clark grew up in a large family tight on money, but with a mother who was very good at budgeting and stretching a dollar. Nevertheless, she wasn't taught anything about money growing up, so she learned her money lessons the hard way: overdrafting her checking account and racking up debt at a young age. Things got more complicated when she went through a divorce and became a single mother. Ever determined and positive, Nina regained her financial footing and became a seasoned budgeter with a little help from YNAB.   Nina's story is also unique in that she's never worked conventional...

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You Need A Budget (YNAB)

It's that time of year again, and April 15th looms! Taxes are due soon, and perhaps no other financial topic generates as much confusion and as many questions. To that end, Jesse answers questions about taxes from YNAB listeners who wrote into the show. As with any tax question, when in doubt it's always best to contact a tax professional!   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at

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Jesse chats with Ashley, of TikTok fame (The Organized Wallet), about her journey finding the budgeting software through a chance blogpost to finally gaining control of her money after years of struggle. One of Ashley's keys to success is mindfulness, and she has some great exercises for improving your mindfulness around money.

 

A few years into her marriage, Ashley had a reckoning with money. Her husband Jeremy had just landed a big job opportunity, but it required him to travel frequently. To keep things running smoothly, Ashley needed to assume management of the budget, which Jeremy had been handling up until that point. Ashley tried hard, but was overwhelmed with the spreadsheets, the sheer number of bills and accounts, and missed a payment on one of the bills. Distraught, she ran across a blog post by A Cup of Jo about a budgeting software called You Need A Budget. She jumped in, and finally found a method to help her gain control of her money.

 

Ashley now has a lot of wisdom to share about managing your money. She reminds us that we're all works in progress, and just because you can't budget perfectly -- especially at first -- doesn't mean it's not worth doing at all. Small efforts add up to big change with time. She also points out that clutter in our wallets (or budgets!) often means we aren't clear on our values. Decluttering our financial lives means first getting clear on what we want out of life.

 

Ashley on TikTok

https://www.tiktok.com/@theorganizedwallet

 

Read more on Ashley's story:

https://www.youneedabudget.com/after-struggling-to-budget-this-book-made-it-stick/

 

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