Ashley McCann

Content Marketing Writer at YNAB

Ashley brings a powerhouse of skills to the YNAB team with a background in writing, journalism, and SEO wizardry. She’s had a wildly successful blogging career—even winning a SXSW award for her honest and hilarious account of early parenthood. When she’s not ushering her cats off of her keyboard, she can be found traipsing around the sunshine state with her two sons and trying to not be too sad about them growing up too fast.

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YNAB Isn’t a Mint Alternative—It’s Better

With Mint, you were an armchair quarterback. With YNAB, you're the head coach of a team with unlimited potential. Manage your money to greatness.

YNAB vs. Mint: A Better Way to Manage Money

Looking for a new money management app now that Mint is going away? What if we told you there wasn’t just a better alternative, but an opportunity to change your whole relationship with money? Welcome to YNAB.

The Best Back to School Tips and Advice

We asked, you answered. Learn the best back to school tips, tricks, and advice to keep your back to school budget manageable this year.

What is a Fixed Expense?

Eliminate some of the uncertainty that comes with living a busy life by creating a monthly budget that includes fixed expenses.

How to Budget for Periodic Expenses

What are periodic expenses? They're the natural predator of most monthly budgets. Learn to easily conquer these infrequent money monsters.

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Win $100: Four Rules to Live By

Share four rules that your mom passed on to you as a framework for living a meaningful life for a chance to win $100.

The Cash Envelope System (with Printable Workbook)

Download our printable workbook to help you set up a cash envelope system. We also have an easier digital alternative for managing money!

Best Personal Finance App for Couples

Looking for the best budgeting app for couples? YNAB's money management method will change your relationship with money (and each other!)

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YNAB: The Best Mvelopes Alternative

Looking for a budgeting app to replace Mvelopes? YNAB is a similar zero-based envelope budgeting system. Learn how these two apps are alike!

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Study: How Finances Affect Relationships

We teamed up with eharmony to survey people to learn how finances affect relationships. See what the results say about love and money.

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Managing Your Retirement Budget with YNAB

Making your retirement savings last is a priority, so what’s the best strategy for setting up and managing a retirement budget?

100 Envelope Challenge (with Free Printable!)

The 100 Envelope Challenge puts a novel twist on plumping up your piggy bank with some extra cash. Download our free tracker to get started!