Budgeted the entire month...before it even started!

I meant to post this last month when it happened for the very first time in our 29 year marriage, but I forgot.

We budgeted our entire month's bills before the month even started!

And then we paid them long before they were due!

And then we did it again for August!

And we're on track to do it again every month going forward!

We bought YNAB in October 2007 (yeah, you read that right!) and then either half used it, failed using it, stopped using it, actively avoided using it, or knew we needed to use it, but never worked together to actually use use it.

That changed a while back, and it took some work, but we finally did it!! We even have an emergency fund, small as it is, but it is a huge step in the right direction!

In addition, we've made HUGE steps in paying off debt that's been lingering for far too long.

For anyone struggling...there is a light at the end of the tunnel and YNAB can absolutely help you get there!

Thanks YNAB!

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  • Awesome. I guess you will now stick with YNAB. 

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  • That's inspiring! Well done.   

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    • JoeDid
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    • Purple_rain
    • 2 mths ago
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    The relief is palpable. It's a great place to be! Thanks for sharing your experience with YNAB.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS! Seriously, that’s huge!

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  • Wow, was that when it was still a spreadsheet for sale?  I wonder if you guys have been using it the longest of anyone on this board? 

    Congratulations on your accomplishment and progress.  Way to keep trying!  What an inspiration. 

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      • Superbone
      • YNAB convert since 2008
      • Superbone
      • 2 mths ago
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      PhysicsGal I'll let the OP answer but probably YNAB Pro which is what I bought in July 2008. In December of 2009, YNAB 3 was released.

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    • TechieM2
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    • techiem2
    • 2 mths ago
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    Awesome!

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  • Congrats!! Isn't that the BEST feeling?!! I've been able to budget a month ahead for a few months now too. Now I find myself logging into YNAB just to look at the pretty numbers and pat myself on the back! Nice job :)

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  • Hurray 😁

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