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Get to know your finances. No, really.
Look, although it’s tempting, sticking your head in the sand when it comes to finances never works out well in the long run. Trust us—we’ve studied this extensively. Dealing with money might seem overwhelming at first if you think of it as math, bills, and due dates, but creating a financial road map can help relieve anxiety about upcoming expenses, pay off debt, reach your goals, and justify spending money on fun stuff. It’s only overwhelming until you have a system in place, and we just happen to have a system.
How to Choose a Money Management Strategy
Stop searching: here's a zero-based budgeting strategy for people who don't want to cut out things they love.
How to Craft a Simple Weekly Spending Template
Get started on a free plan for a weekly budget template that meets your needs while keeping your financial goals in sight.
Impulse Buying: How to Splurge Without Sabotaging Your Budget
Stop impulse buys from wrecking your finances without sacrificing joy. The YNAB Method isn't about cutting back, it's about planning ahead!
YNAB Coaches: A Personal Trainer for Your Finances
Imagine having a personal trainer for your finances. Find a YNAB certified coach to help you level up your money management skills.
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.
How to Use YNAB Focused Views
Sometimes you need to zoom in on what matters most to you! The Focused Views feature lets you customize the budget categories you see.
How to Manage Money Wisely
Knowing how to manage money wisely is a skill, but it's not as difficult (or as stressful) to learn as you might think.
Short-Term Financial Goals: 4 Steps to Get What You Want
Short-term financial goals help you learn to love how you spend and build momentum toward changing your financial situation for the better.
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!
What is a Sinking Fund & How To Set One Up
What is a sinking fund? It's when you set aside a money each month to prepare for non-monthly expenses. Learn how to set one up!
A Variable & Non-Monthly Expense List for Your Budget
Wondering how to budget for variable or non-monthly expenses? We've got a list to get you started toward total control over your money.
How to Manage Money With Irregular Income
Wondering how to budget with irregular income? The highs are high and the lows are low. Gain financial control when money is unpredictable.
The Five-Minute Budget Routine
Ever wondered how often to check your budget? We've laid out a budget routine that's sure to be successful, and it starts with five minutes.
Get On Board With Priority-Based Budgeting
Priority-based budgeting requires figuring out what matters to you and why. Spend smarter by aligning your budget with your values.
10 Ways to Get a Month Ahead on Bills
How can you get a month ahead on bills? Learn how to have a pile of money waiting for bills rather than the other way around.
How to Stress Less About Money: 4 Simple Rules
For those who have tried organizing your finances and failed, it's not you: it's your method. Learn how to stress less with YNAB's 4 Rules.
How to Stick to a Budget: Proven Budgeting Habits
Looking for tips on how to stick to a budget? Sometimes that's the hardest part. We'll lay out six habits for lasting budgeting success.
YNAB Tips: Habits of Successful YNABers
It really only takes three habits and an hour a month to manage your money. Learn the best YNAB tips and get organized!
Top 10 Frequently Asked YNAB Budgeting Questions
You've got budgeting questions, we've got answers. Here are the 10 most frequently asked questions from new YNAB users.
Hiding Gifts When Sharing a Budget
Keep the element of surprise alive by hiding gifts while sharing a budget. Here's how to keep your presents a secret until they're unwrapped!
My Top 3 Personal Money Challenges
Changing the way you manage money can be tricky. Learn how to overcome the top 3 personal budgeting challenges that may be holding you back.
Quarterly Checkup: How Healthy Are Your Finances?
Learn why you should review your personal budget on a quarterly basis, and how that data can help you budget more accurately!