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We Needed A Budget...

And it turns out, we weren’t the only ones…

Early in 2003…

Julie and I (Jesse) married. Living on love was great and all, but we still required food, shelter, and textbooks for school. (Yes, we were still in school.) I knew we would need to watch what little money we had very closely. So, I began developing a system that grew into something quite useful. It really boiled down to four simple rules:

  • 1 We decided what we wanted our money to do before we spent it.
  • 2 We broke up larger, less-frequent expenses into manageable “monthly bills.”
  • 3 We changed our budget as needed.
  • 4 We only spent money that was at least thirty days “old.”

Living this way, and seeing how absolutely invaluable the Four Rules were, we wanted to spread the word. YNAB (“why-nab”) launched in September 2004.

"Even with our meager income, we were in control."

YNAB Today

Today, YNAB is driven by a small (but growing!), passionate team. We are building the best budgeting software out there. We hear reports every day of lives being changed: debt paid off, marriages saved, opportunities seized, stress eliminated and sleep rediscovered! When you gain control of your money, you gain control of your life and it feels great.

Meet Our Team

The YNAB team is a diverse group that loves our product, our customers, and working with each other—a lot. We live all over the world—from Boston to Brazil and Portland to Pakistan and everything in between. Right now, Taylor, our CTO is, well… we don’t actually know where he is, but you get the idea. Whether we’re into musical theatre or science fiction, building drones or homesteading, riding motorcycles or long-distance running, we agree YNAB, with its ability to change lives, is something really special.

32%

West (best) Coasters

24%

Flyover State(ers?)

27%

East Coasters

15%

International

1%

Nomadic

14

Cat Owners

5

Crazy Cat Owners

6

Cat Photos Shared Each Day

5

Cat Photos Shared Each Day By Lee

Too Many

Crossfit Enthusiasts

Not Enough

Taco Enthusiasts

78%

Team Members Who Were Customers First

21

Minimum Required Paid Vacation Days

16

Weeks Of Paid Maternity Leave

14

Babies Born To YNAB Moms & Dads

50%

Employees With An August-October Birthday

20%

Team Members Who Are INFJs

19

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Nerds

14

Theatre Nerds

14

Sports Fans

36

Board Gamers

640

Board Games Owned

16

Video Gamers

40,025

Collective WoW Achievement Points

12

Artists

15

Writers

10

Musicians

23

Hikers

8

Runners

6

Weightlifters

60%

Developers With Beards

4

Employees With A Kid And/Or Cat Named Oliver

The Faces of YNAB

Jesse

Founder / CEO

Taylor

CTO

Chance

COO

Todd

CCO

Lindsey

CMO

Caitlin

Executive Assistant

Sebastian

Mobile Manager

Erin

Education Manager

Graham

Mobile Developer

Angela

CS Manager

Lee

Educator

Jeff

Mobile Developer

George

Developer

Dave

Educator

Sherri

Educator

Kyle

Developer

Jen

Customer Support Rep

Ben

CS Senior Manager

Carlos

Developer

Brady

Developer

Jim

Educator

April

Customer Support Rep

Kari

CS Senior Manager

Veronica

CS Manager

Ryan

Digital Marketer

Melissa

CS Manager

Justin

CS Tech Lead

Enrique

Mobile Developer

Kevin

Mobile Developer

Alicia

Customer Support Rep

Janelle

CS Manager

Jannelle

Customer Support Rep

Jorge

Developer

Jason

Customer Support Rep

David

Customer Support Rep

Laura

Customer Support Rep

Vida

Customer Support Rep

Lauren

Visual Designer

Alan

UI/UX Designer

Dylan

UI/UX Designer

Jacob

Customer Support Manager

Faness

Customer Support Rep

Emma

CS Tech Lead

Ben

Community Manager

Dan

Customer Support Rep

Sarah

Customer Support Rep

Shannon

Customer Support Rep

Michele

Customer Support Rep

Ernie

Customer Support Rep

Charlene

Customer Support Rep

Shannon

Writer

Tristan

Video Specialist

Elena

Customer Support Rep

Kody

Customer Support Rep

Arturo

Developer

Emily

Executive Assistant

Natalie

Customer Support Rep

Carrie

Customer Support Rep

Lauren

Visual Designer

Alan

UI/UX Designer

Dylan

UI/UX Designer

Todd

CCO

Erin

Education Manager

Lee

Educator

Dave

Educator

Sherri

Educator

Jim

Educator

Jesse

Founder / CEO

Taylor

CTO

Chance

COO

Todd

CCO

Lindsey

CMO

Caitlin

Executive Assistant

Emily

Executive Assistant

Lindsey

CMO

Ryan

Digital Marketer

Lauren

Visual Designer

Ben

Community Manager

Shannon

Writer

Tristan

Video Specialist

Jesse

Founder / CEO

Taylor

CTO

Sebastian

Mobile Manager

Graham

Mobile Developer

Jeff

Mobile Developer

George

Developer

Kyle

Developer

Carlos

Developer

Brady

Developer

Enrique

Mobile Developer

Kevin

Mobile Developer

Jorge

Developer

Alan

UI/UX Designer

Dylan

UI/UX Designer

Arturo

Developer

Todd

CCO

Angela

CS Manager

Jen

Customer Support Rep

Ben

CS Senior Manager

April

Customer Support Rep

Kari

CS Senior Manager

Veronica

CS Manager

Melissa

CS Manager

Justin

CS Tech Lead

Alicia

Customer Support Rep

Janelle

CS Manager

Jannelle

Customer Support Rep

Jason

Customer Support Rep

David

Customer Support Rep

Laura

Customer Support Rep

Vida

Customer Support Rep

Jacob

Customer Support Manager

Faness

Customer Support Rep

Emma

CS Tech Lead

Dan

Customer Support Rep

Sarah

Customer Support Rep

Shannon

Customer Support Rep

Michele

Customer Support Rep

Ernie

Customer Support Rep

Charlene

Customer Support Rep

Elena

Customer Support Rep

Kody

Customer Support Rep

Natalie

Customer Support Rep

Carrie

Customer Support Rep

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