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Bring more balance and joy in your life when it comes to managing money.

Have Fun With Funds

Money can’t buy you happiness…but it sure seems like it could help. Even the most dedicated budgeter has to shift from savings and survival mode every once in a while to avoid burnout.

But how do you drop the guilt to fully enjoy life’s little indulgences? Check out the following ideas for finding the finances to bring a little more fun, relaxation, or adventure to your days.

Our Favorite Posts About Money and Life:

  • 30 Affordable Ways to Treat Yourself

    You work hard. You give, give, and give some more. At the end of the day, what’s left in your tank? Sometimes, you just need a little treat for yourself to add some sparkle to a tough day, or dazzle up a blah one. There is an art to self-care—knowing when you need to restock …
  • What the Enneagram Can Teach You About How You Handle Money

    We’ve partnered with SaraJane from @Enneagramandcoffee to bring you this post.  This cycle might sound familiar: you want to learn something new, you take in all the information you can, it’s overwhelming…then you freeze. I call this the learn/freeze/shame cycle. We learn a ton of new information, we don’t know where to start, so we …
  • 10 Budget-Friendly Date Ideas

    Looking for some budget-friendly dates that don’t break the bank? When we want to spend some good ol’ quality time with our favorite person, the last thing we need is for cost to prohibit such intentional quality-time canoodling. Thus, we give you a list of 10 budget-friendly dates that are easy on the wallet and …
  • 6 Things You Can Add to Your Budget for Better Sleep

    I love sleep. It used to be shamefully slothful to say that. In fact, some circles still equate getting eight hours of sleep with laziness. But lucky for me, sloths are cute now and science is coming around to sniffing out the research that my body has known all along: sleep might just be the …
  • How Laura Bought a Peloton and Paid Cash

    How I Bought a Peloton and Paid Cash

    If you’re wondering how much Peloton paid us to sponsor this post, we’ll tell you! $0. This isn’t a sponsored post. Sure, Peloton is cool. But you know what’s cooler than being cool? Buying one without stress, guilt, or added debt. ? Name: Laura W. Occupation: Support Specialist at YNAB How Long You’ve Been Budgeting: …
  • How I Lost 26 Pounds and Made $365

    I started an adventure last April to get in shape. I noticed some similarities between the habits of getting healthy and the habits I developed when I first started budgeting four years ago. The Start: Research, Research, Research In both journeys I started by soaking up as much information as I possibly could. I read …
  • what makes you feel rich

    What Makes You Feel Rich?

    What gives you those rich tingles? Owning a Rolls Royce? Paying with a heavy credit card? Hogwash. We asked our YNAB community what makes them feel rich and neither of those things made the list (also we saw no mention of BMWs, yachts, or a buffet of caviar). Here’s what you guys did say: I …
  • 3 Healthy Money Habits That’ll Boost Your Social Life

    It’s a no-brainer that life is better when you’re not worried about money. Nobody wants to stress about bills or debt, which is why so many people begin budgeting. But how do you stick with it for the long haul? One way is to find non-monetary rewards. It’s easy to miss the quality-of-life perks that …

You Can Do This! Today! Right Now! For Free!

Budgeting is not restrictive. You won’t be spending less, you’ll be spending right. So what do you have to lose? Except all that debt and stress?