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Every Gift I'm Giving Julie, Forever

The YNAB Podcast

Release Date: 12/19/2022

Young Creatures Just Looking to Party show art Young Creatures Just Looking to Party

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Jesse shares a story from a YNAB'er who had a major mindset shift about money. For this person, money went from a stressful topic to envisioning it as "young creatures just looking to party." Imagining your dollars as little "you's," searching for ways to improve your life and live out your values takes away the fear and anxiety around money.   Got a question for Jesse? Send him an email:   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at   Follow YNAB on social media: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Tik Tok:

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Looking In the Mirror show art Looking In the Mirror

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Mirror, mirror on the wall... which category is the truest of them all? Over the last several weeks, Jesse has explored the idea that money is more than just a tool, it's a reflection of you. Your spending is a representation of your energies and your desires, and therefore a proxy for who you are. So, if you imagined the categories in your spending plan as a mirror -- what would that mirror say about you? Do you like what's in the reflection?   Got a question for Jesse? Send him an email:   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at   Follow YNAB on social media: Facebook: ...

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Money Is Not a Tool show art Money Is Not a Tool

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One of the pervasive messages about money is that "it's just a tool," and Jesse takes issue with that! When money is reduced to a mere tool, like a wrench or a screwdriver, it invites people to be more careless with it, to use it then put it in a drawer and forget about it. Hearkening back to episode #650: It's You All the Way Down, Jesse reminds us that if a dollar is the product of your energies, then a dollar is you! You aren't just a tool -- you are a human, with desires and values which are reflected in your spending. In this light, then, money takes on a much larger role than merely...

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Dire Straits, or Rolling In It, It's All the Same show art Dire Straits, or Rolling In It, It's All the Same

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Whether your bank account is looking bare and collecting dust, or flush with cash, the temptation is all the same: to run away from the money. The person in dire financial straits often wishes they had a bunch of money, because then they wouldn't have to worry about money. On the flipside, the person newly flush with cash is quick to forget about the money, because they feel like they have enough now. Inattention is a mistake, no matter how it happens!   Send your question to Jesse:   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at   Follow YNAB on social media: Facebook: ...

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Ask Jesse: How to Plan with a Reluctant Partner, and Some Successes show art Ask Jesse: How to Plan with a Reluctant Partner, and Some Successes

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Jesse opens his inbox for another for round of Ask Jesse, where he answers emails from YNAB'ers about all things money, finance, and... well, life! In today's episode, one listener asks about how to deal with a reluctant partner who doesn't want to participate in the YNAB process. Other listeners share their successes paying off debt and gaining control of their money for the first time.   Send your question to Jesse:   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at   Follow YNAB on social media: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Tik Tok:

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A Sample of Interesting, Joyful Spending show art A Sample of Interesting, Joyful Spending

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Back in October 2023, Jesse asked listeners to look at their last ten transactions on YNAB and rank them on a scale from one to three, with one being spending that sucked joy from them and three being spending that sparked joy. Then he asked listeners to share their most interesting "three," the most interesting transaction that brough joy. Today, Jesse digs through the answers and discovers an interesting commonality -- the spending that sparked the most joy was spending on other people.   Have a question for Jesse? Email him at:   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at  ...

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YNABers Share Their New Years Resolutions show art YNABers Share Their New Years Resolutions

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A few weeks ago, Jesse put out the call to share your New Years resolutions, as well as a guiding word for 2024 -- something to help you put your resolution into action day to day. Jesse received a number of great responses, and shares a sample of them on today's podcast.   Good luck working toward your goals in 2024!   Have a question for Jesse? Email him at:   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at   Follow YNAB on social media: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Tik Tok:

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I Love Money show art I Love Money

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Jesse revisits his infamous experiment in which he essentially stopped budgeting for an entire year. The result from that experiment was that he and his family spent several thousand extra dollars that they couldn't account for, and even though the extra spending was not material to the family bottom line, it still bothered Jesse. Today, he hits on what exactly it was that bothered him. Managing money well, building a plan for spending, is virtuous, and virtue is something that you do, not something that you simply have. When the Mecham family stopped following the Four Rules, they lost the...

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A Clarification on Goal Failures show art A Clarification on Goal Failures

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Anytime the word resolution comes up, there are naysayers claiming that they don't work. That goals don't work. Unfortunately a lot of people buy into that when they set a goal and fail to achieve it. Their failure leads them to believe that settings goals is a useless endeavour. Jesse offers some encouragement this year, for the goals you seek to achieve and those you fall short on.   Tell Jesse about your goals for 2024! Send him an email at:   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at   Follow YNAB on social media: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Tik Tok:  

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Goals Are Awesome show art Goals Are Awesome

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As we embrace the New Year, Jesse challenges you to pick some goals and set some resolutions. Even if you fail, you will certainly learn some things in the process of chasing a goal, and that experience is invaluable!   Tell Jesse about your goals for 2024! Send him an email at:   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at   Follow YNAB on social media: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Tik Tok:  

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Jesse shares some of the gifts he's given his wife, Julie, over the years, and why every year from now on the gifts will be made, not bought.

 

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