Get Started with YNAB

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YNAB Getting Started Videos

Wondering where to start with YNAB budgeting?

Start here: learn how to use the YNAB software in our short, free, budgeting videos

So, you need a budget. Well, you came to the right place. No matter if you’ve been budgeting for two decades with a printed spreadsheet in your pocket or you have a history of breaking out in hives every time you hear a word that rhymes with “schmudget,” we’re oh-so-glad you’re here (but keep that Benadryl close by just in case).

If you can learn how to do a backflip in five minutes on the internet, surely, you can learn how to budget. 

Our Getting Started video courses let you learn at your own pace and cover everything you need to know to use the YNAB software.

See the full course list here or jump to a specific section. Binge these videos all at once (total time: 3 hours) or take them in dainty, bite-sized pieces (2-4 minutes each).

Where to start with YNAB: getting started video courses

Step 1: Four Rules for Less Money Stress

24 Videos | Total Run Time: 58:25

Want to gain total control of your money? The Four Rules will teach you how. These simple-yet-life-changing steps will change the way you handle your money for the better. Watch now and let the magic begin.

What you’ll learn: the four rules to manage your money

  • Rule 1: Give Every Dollar a Job
  • Rule 2: Embrace Your True Expenses
  • Rule 3: Roll with the Punches
  • Rule 4: Age Your Money

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Step 2: Starting Your YNAB Budget

18 Videos | Total Run Time: 56:57

New to the YNAB software? Be sure to watch this course. We get into the nuts and bolts of how to set up your YNAB budget.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to set up your accounts
  • How to add a credit card
  • How to add spending and saving goals
  • How to fix overbudgeting

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Step 3: Using Your YNAB Budget

20 Videos | Total Run Time: 60:22

After your budget is set up, learn how to use it to its full potential. Here’s how: watch these videos whenever you have a few minutes to become a budgeting pro.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to set up Direct Import
  • How to make a credit card payment
  • How to move money between categories
  • How to do Reconciliation with your accounts and budget
  • How to handle the monthly rollover

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Well, what are you waiting for? Learn how to start with YNAB in the Getting Started videos here.