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Starting the New Year on a budget

January 1, 2014

I’ve decided I need to use a budget tool this year to help manage my rather messy finances. I’ve started using the trial version of YNAB which I like a lot so far. Has anyone out there used this? Or are there other options that you might recommend? Go, go budget software and such…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt permalink
    January 1, 2014 9:45 pm

    I tried it, wasn’t a big fan, but it’s all what works for you. If you are a fan of this system I highly suggest The Tital Money Makeover. If you can get beyond the heavy handed Jesus-ness of the book, it’s big on the assigning your dollars idea, worth a – very quick – read.


    • January 2, 2014 12:08 am

      I’ve read a little bit of that book. Some good stuff. Definitely big on Jesus, but in fairness he’s not pushy about it.


  2. January 2, 2014 9:59 pm

    We are YNAB fans. It requires some conceptual shifts in thinking; not another version of the same. And then you get it! And it works! Stick with it.
    PS: love the dutch oven- jealous.


    • January 2, 2014 11:15 pm

      Yeah. I really like it so far. It does force you to take a look at where your money goes in a very different way. I have a feeling it’s going to be one of those things I feel stupid for not having done years ago.


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