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Join a 20 minute workshop and master the art of budgeting with the help of someone who has lived it. Our expert teachers have walked the budgeting walk and they are quick to share about it!

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Learn the Four Rules

Get started on the right foot! Come learn about YNAB’s Four Rules which are at the heart of everything we do. With the four rules in hand, you’ll be ready to set up your budget, take control of your money and reach your financial goals.

Set Up Your Budget

Once you understand YNAB’s Four Rules, you’re ready to get started and set up your budget! We’ll put the first two rules into action and show you how to plan for all your expenses by adding scheduled transactions and goals. Giving every dollar a job will be a breeze after this practical, how to workshop.

Rule your Budget and Roll with Your Overspending

If you have a budget—great, you need one. But if your overspending is still out of control your budget alone cannot save you. We’ll teach you some proven strategies to beat your overspending and create better habits in the future. Bring your questions!

Reach your Savings Goals

Curious how your savings account works with your budget?
We’ll show you how to manage your savings account, and use the budget to save even more.

Master Credit Cards with your Budget

If your use of credit cards (and the resulting balances!) is stressing you out, we can teach you how to handle a credit card wisely in your budget and ultimately, eliminate that stress and uncertainty.

When You Have To Use A Credit Card

You’ve got a solid understanding of the YNAB method and how credit cards work, but there are times when you have to use a credit card because there isn’t enough money in the budget to cover a given expense. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to handle that exact situation and how to create a debt pay down goal to get back on track.

Pay for Big Expenses without Borrowing

Learn to use your budget to help you pay cash for big ticket items instead of borrowing. Whether it’s a wedding, a new baby or a major home improvement, we’ll show you how budgeting can help you avoid the debt trap and find the cash to make your bigger financial goals a reality.

Break the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle

Ever feel like you’re paid on Friday and broke on Monday, always juggling bills for the next payday? We’ll teach you how to break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle and gain more financial security, stability, and flexibility than you ever thought possible.

Budgeting When Money’s Tight

If you’ve ever felt like you don’t even have enough money to budget—this workshop is for you. It can be overwhelming to get started when you already feel stretched, but we’ll teach you exactly what to do and how to be successful, regardless of your starting balance.

Saving Money on Groceries

Are you frustrated every month by how much you spend on food? Whether it’s Costco runs or eating out, if you don’t pay attention, food can and will eat your budget! We will discuss proven strategies for saving money on food and freeing up some extra money in your budget.

Ideas for Cutting Spending

Whether you want to free up cash to pay down debt, or save for larger expenses, this workshop is for you. We’ll discuss different strategies for cutting spending and reexamining your priorities. Attendees will have a chance to share ideas that have worked for them as well.

Handling Cash

Have you been scratching your head wondering how to deal with cash in your budget? We’ll show you two simple approaches for managing cash and discuss how to decide which approach will work best for you.

Restart your YNAB Budget

Feeling like restarting your YNAB budget? There’s no shame in that, in fact, it it’s a great opportunity to reprioritize. We will dig into the benefits of starting a new budget and a couple different ways to approach starting over.

Create a Debt Paydown Plan

In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to create a debt paydown plan. We’ll review which things you should focus on first, and how to decide how much you can afford to budget toward debt.

What are the workshops like?


Get practical, hands-on instruction, alongside just a dozen or so other aspiring budgeters.


Designed around targeted subject matter, you can dive in wherever makes the most sense for you.


Ask live questions and interact directly with an expert teacher, invested in your success.


No need for a huge time commitment. Gain an understanding of your topic in just 20 minutes.


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