You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Jesse goes back to basics and breaks down YNAB's Rule One: Give Every Dollar A Job.


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How do we curb the immediacy bias with DIY?

 

 

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How many dollars are you sending to your retirement fund?


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Direct download: 387_-_Singular_Focus_on_the_Shovel_and_its_Size.mp3
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Jesse reviews the automated investing app, Acorns.


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The rock solid measure of whether or not you're succeeding



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Jesse takes issue with a phrase we use when it comes to spending money on children.


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Jesse interview's authors and married couple Kristy Shen, Bryce Leung about their book—available today—Quit Like a Millionaire: No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Required.




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One simple question—should you start your budget over?


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A follow up to episode 331, Sacreligious Budgeting.


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Data and the ideal budget.

 

 

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A follow up to episode to 365 on manually entering transactions.


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Direct download: 380_-_A_Report_on_Manual_Entry.mp3
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How is a budget like strength training?


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There are two sides to every slice of cheese.



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Simple benchmarks for budgeting progress


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A road trip, a Tesla and a story about Mr. Money Mustache



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Jesse interview's author Ramit Sethi about the update of his 10 year old book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich.



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Ladies and gentlemen, as we start this episode, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position



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Stand up for your nonnegotiables.



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Direct download: 374_-_A_Rock_and_a_Hard_Place.mp3
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Tips for getting over the hurdle of learning to budget.

 

 

 

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Direct download: 373_-_Its_Just_Not_Working.mp3
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A simple look at the approach to investing vs budgeting




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The upside to renting.


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How is a budget like swearing?



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We're introducing a new service!


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Direct download: 369_-_The_Power_of_Pencil_and_Paper.mp3
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A message for the budgeting nerds


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Check out our book! - www.ynab.com/book

 

 

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Jonathan and Miranda were college sweethearts with $52k in student loans. This is the story of how they paid it all off in just 21 months … and started their family.

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A message for the free spirit budgeter

 

 

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A little behind the scenes at YNAB and Jesse asks listeners a favor

 

 

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When Tanya and her husband became parents for the first time, suddenly their financial priorities clicked into place—and, within just 12 months, they’d paid off $31,000 of debt so that they could truly enjoy life with their new son.

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Taking another stab at entering transactions one at a time the old fashioned way.



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Direct download: 365_-_Manual_Entry_Take_Two.mp3
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Stash some cash

 

 

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Siobhan came to YNAB looking for a solution to her debt—$60k+ in student loans and $16k+ in credit card debt. Flash forward, and she’s on track to pay the last $30k off by next year. What a difference a couple of years can make!

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This is a tinfoil PSA ... perhaps


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Direct download: 363_-_The_Allure_of_Plastic.mp3
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Day-old money is stressful!




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Direct download: 362_-_Age_of_Money_When_it_Just_Keeps_Climbing.mp3
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Erin thought that she’d never be able to retire, much less do it comfortably on half of the amount than she previously thought ... but then she found YNAB.

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How is a budget like a college football game?


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How is a budget like a visit from the in-laws?



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Direct download: 360_-_Rule_Two_the_In-Laws_are_Coming.mp3
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How is a budget like a clock?



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Jesse gets back to basic budgeting talk with a discussion on priorities.

 

 

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Direct download: 358_-_Priorities_Priorities_Priorities.mp3
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Chelsea and her husband had the wedding of their dreams in Hawaii ... then reality hit. They were $215,000 in debt! Find out how they teamed up to fix their finances.

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Some advice on annual goals.



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Direct download: 357_-_Goals_and_a_Single_Piece_of_Paper.mp3
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This is a story of $9 salads and a $12,000 C-Section—and it’s proof that you can fix five-figure debt by paying attention to the little things. It all adds up

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A technique to get those resolutions and goals to stick.


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Direct download: 356_-_Annual_Goals_Reviewed_Daily.mp3
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Is there an opportunity this season for you to try something briefly unsustainable to reach a goal?



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Direct download: 355_-_Moving_the_Pine_Needle.mp3
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December is a very busy month.



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Direct download: 354_-_Hassle_and_Bustle.mp3
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Jesse interviews Dr. Ryan Law, professor of financial counseling at Utah Valley University. They discuss student loan debt.

 

 

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Breaking news: take a news break.



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Buy, buy, buy and find out why.



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Jesse encourages you to try a writing exercise this holiday.

 

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Pay yourself first ... and forever


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A simpler approach to big goals




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The problem with forecasting money you don't have yet.


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Direct download: 348_-_Why_is_Forecasting_Bad.mp3
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Subscriptions, subscriptions, subscriptions.



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Direct download: 347_-_The_Subscription_Scourge.mp3
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There can be more to a purchase than the price tag


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Direct download: 346_-_Tertiary_Costs.mp3
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What if you never had to buy another toaster again?

 

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Buy it once, never replace it and why.

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It's time for a, "Manual Intervention."

 

 

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Sometimes the slog is real, the motivation is waning and you are grinding. What do you do in those situations to keep your head above water?

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Are credit cards a budget breaker?

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YNAB has a new API

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Do you fear you've missed out on budgeting?

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Jesse talks with Mike Michalowicz, author of Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself—a book about how to stop sacrificing family, friendships and freedom for the sake of your business.


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Budgeting is spending; nothing more, nothing less.

 

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How about a vacation from budgeting?

 

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We're taking a break to produce season 2 of Debt Stories. In the meantime check in every Monday for the YNAB Podcast. You can also catch up on any episodes you may have missed and please share with a friend. Thank you.

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It's ok if you and your partner don't think about money the same way

 

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She used to buy every gadget that crossed her path. Now, her cousin calls her “the Queen of Cheap.”—learn how Jennifer paid off all of her student loans and most of her credit card debt, and purchased her very first home in Chicago proper.

 

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Obligations remain despite life-changing circumstances.

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This family of four lives in Downsville, Utah. When her husband lost his accounting job, they turned to the credit card. When they hit a $15,000 balance, she discovered YNAB ...

 

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Jesse expounds on his stance of not paying for his children's college education

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This family of four in Marietta, Georgia, had racked up $263,000 of debt—a number that used to keep Brittany awake at night (and that was before the job losses). Still, they made it work.

 

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Some things get better when they experience shock

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He and his wife paid off $30,000 of debt in three years. It was all about choices—find out whether they picked air conditioning or Amazon Prime.

 

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Jesse discusses a conversation he has with a friend about whether or not they should pay off their house.

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He’s a pastor, and she’s a stay-at-home mom. With five kids and $30,000 in debt, stress levels were high. Find out how a spice jar solved their money problems.

 

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Eating out can have a big impact on your budget. Are we spending too much on restaurants and takeout?

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Find out how an IT business analyst from Kenton, Michigan, realized that it was cheaper to quit his job!

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An unconventional experiment to deal with a clothing category

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Angela’s family slowly sipped their way through to-go coffees until they’d reached a staggering $85,000 in debt. Just kidding, they bought a house and a pink Toyota, too. Find out how they paid it all off.

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The emergency fund that's gathering dust.

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Why do we have people only budget what they have? Even in the surest of sure employment situations?

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A plea for blind trusts for the everyman.

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Everyone has a cabin. Shouldn't I? And other silly questions that are hard to answer.

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A mini-report one one of my New Year's resolutions, and what I've learned being blindly obedient.

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What's the purpose of that fridge? Knife? Car? Bike? Boat? House? A stroll and ramble through this question of joy and material things.

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An interview with Ms. Frugalwoods. (I LOVED this book!)

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Which items have you purchased that have created buyer's remorselessness.

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Sometimes you just have to let it go.

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Just don't walk past zero into debt. Get comfortable with zero.

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The biggest news we've ever shared.

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Stop optimizing and be content with pace.

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What you learn from the junior partner in "The Greatest Showman"

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A little story about a man and his boat. And an investment banker.

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A little experiment to amass a lot of money.

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How you define means makes all the difference.

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The biggest non-negotiable expense ever. And you're probably ignoring it.

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Amazing what a little perspective shift gives you. Where do you get your perspective shifted?

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A call to get organized, simplify, and reduce the financial cruft in your life.

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Inspired by my favorite personal finance book, "The Richest Man in Babylon"

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That's right. If you're average (and you are), then you have a spending problem--not an income problem.

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This is a PSA to remind you that taxes are your life's single biggest expense.

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