First time for everything, I guess...

Last night, I waited up until after midnight so my paycheck hit my account, and immediately budgeted it and paid several upcoming bills.

I was excited to pay the bills.  I've never felt like that before.

Anyway, I've only been budgeting for a couple weeks with YNAB now and I'm really liking it so far.  I count it as a win that I'm not feeling stressed or worried about my finances already, and like I'm actually planning for my future.  Also, now that I know what's in each of my "buckets", I'm doing a better job of not going out and spending what's in my account just because it's there.  So, that's a win too!

My money is now "8 days old", and I get excited each time I see it go up another day.  I'm looking forward to it stretching past 30 days (goal is for it to make it to 180 days, but that will take a long while).

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  • That's awesome  poshcodebear - the excitement doesn't go away, and it only gets better from here. Keep it up!

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  • Hi poshcodebear !

    Welcome to YNAB and to the forum! :)

    The first bite of the budgeting bug is a wonderful moment! It sounds like you're well on your way to having things mastered!

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  • Just as a follow up: a number of little things came up in the last few days, and my money has "youthened" to just 3 days 馃槃

     

    That being said, it did highlight another annual bill I had missed in my initial passes, which is now in my monthly expenses.  All in all, not too bad for the first couple of weeks I think!

     

    Also, if YNAB could find a way to youthen people instead of money, I know of a few people who would be interested in that tech! 馃槈

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  • Ha! I'm actually waiting for my paycheck to hit right now. One more hour to go...

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