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Ask Jesse: Heady Books and Final Settlement, Among Other Things

The YNAB Podcast

Release Date: 05/06/2024

Money Is Chaotic, Money Is Boring show art Money Is Chaotic, Money Is Boring

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Money can be chaotic, noisy, tinged with anxiety and fear. Or, with YNAB, it can be boring! At YNAB we strive for money to be boring, so that life can be rich, exciting, and full.   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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As the saying goes, "stuff" happens. Life throws curveballs, sometimes several in a row, and YNAB'ers prepare for this financially by following the Four Rules: Give every dollar a job Embrace your true expenses Roll with the punches Age your money Today's episode is mostly about rule #3. When you roll with the punches, you reassign money you have saved up for other expenses in the future to cover the unexpected expense you are facing right now. After working the method for a while, you'll build up more and more money in your categories, and therefore have more money available to cover...

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Those categories that you love to spend in, those categories that suck you right in. What if you could increase your spending in that category by 50%? Jesse challenges you that you can in fact do this, by honing in on the things you love, and the things you don't. Spend less on the things you don't love -- not because you are cutting! -- but so that you can spend more on the things you love.   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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Can You Plan to Be Spontaneous? show art Can You Plan to Be Spontaneous?

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According to Jesse, absolutely you can! In fact, YNAB enables you to be more spontaneous. Planning your spending with YNAB doesn't mean locking your dollars into rigid categories that cannot change. It means setting aside money ahead of time for the things you don't know you want yet. Many people who thrive on spontaneity unfortunately end up in financial trouble, because they're never sure whether they have the money to afford their spur of the moment purchases and experiences. Using YNAB, however, you can set up categories whose only purpose is to hold money for spontaneous expenses, so that...

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We tend to think of spending as a problem that needs to be solved, however YNAB encourages spending as a thing to be enjoyed, as long as that spending is in accordance with priorities and people understand the tradeoffs they are making when they spend. In the world of personal finance we also tend to think about people who are natural spenders, but they are natural savers as well, and YNAB can help them too! Jesse responds to a comment from a YNAB team member who identifies as a natural saver, who has used YNAB to learn to love spending money as much as she does saving it.   Got a...

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Jesse fields a question from the YNAB team about how he stays positive in light of rapidly increasing grocery prices.   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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Jesse answers another round of questions from his inbox, including a number of suggestions for new books to read!     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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It's Just No Way to Live show art It's Just No Way to Live

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It's not uncommon for people to remark to Jesse that they wished they would have found YNAB sooner. The four habits are such a powerful tool for bringing clarity to your money and joy to your spending. Today Jesse wants to remind you that regretting the past is no way to live!   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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What's the Alternative? show art What's the Alternative?

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Jesse reviews the Four Rules and takes issue with those who say, "yeah must be nice to have extra money to make a plan with... everything I make is spoken for." It's true, there are some people who have a legitimate income problem. But this argument often becomes an excuse to not actually make plans for your money, to not try to follow the rules and start to get ahead on your expenses. After all, what's the alternative?   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...

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Your biggest single expense is one you probably don't think about much... unless you're American and it's April 15th. You may think it's housing, or maybe education, or raising kids, but all those costs are dwarfed by the elephant on your income statement: taxes. We are taxed in hundreds of ways, some obvious like income taxes and sales tax, others more insidious like fuel tax, air travel tax, liquor tax, etc, etc. Jesse points this out to demonstrate something important -- you can be desensitized to almost any expense, even the single biggest expense in your life!   Beginning Balance...

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Jesse answers another round of questions from his inbox, including a number of suggestions for new books to read!

 

 

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