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How Kate Overcame Budgeting Guilt and Found Peace in the Process

Kate, a reporter and host for Michigan Public Radio, is no stranger to budgeting. After all, her mother, Sherri, is one of YNAB’s fantastic workshop teachers. But that doesn’t mean good budgeting habits came easily. If ever there were someone who embodied the spirit of the phrase, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, …
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5 Budgeting Lessons We Can Learn from Mary Poppins

When the original Mary Poppins was released in 1964, Mary famously insists: “In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. You find the fun—and snap!—the job’s a game.” Truer words have never been spoken. And, I think we’ve all felt like the Banks children at some point or another: skeptical …
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You, Too, Can Fall in Love with Budgeting.

You know that feeling when, after downloading the album with your newest favorite song of the moment, you feel slightly deflated by the rest of the tracks? They’re just not as lyrically delicious, or maybe the tune feels tired. Or the rhythm isn’t right. Whatever it is, the rest of the album just isn’t sweeping …
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Got an Irregular Pay Cycle? Here’s Why You’ll Love Budgeting.

By Google’s definition, a budget is “an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time.” … and now that you’ve read it, I invite you to toss it from your memory. My beef with this “definition” is that it’s shortsighted. Sure, many of us can predict our income for a set period …
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Budgeting: An Action-Driven Pep Talk

~~~ As the season of spontaneous summer spending comes to a crashing halt, we thought it might be a good refresher (for all of us!) to get back to basics. A little “Budgeting 101” to help us reset and refocus on the “why” and “how” of budgeting, prioritizing, saving, spending—all of it! There may even …
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Train Your Brain, Be Better at Budgeting

Here at YNAB, we talk a lot about how to claim your slice of financial peace (and why it’s such a tasty dish). Of course, budgeting is a primary ingredient to success, but if you look a little closer, you’ll realize that awareness is what holds it all together. It’s easy to get swept up …
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The Top Four Reasons People Quit Budgeting—and How to Avoid Them!

According to our website traffic over the last 10+ years, we can confirm with scientific accuracy that a lot more people consider, revisit and/or research budgeting in January than any other time of the year. If you are one of them, allow us to save you some time and frustration. We’ve helped hundreds of thousands …
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