Just installed Catalina...

For the first time since I was 12 or so, I don’t have a YNAB4 budget. That would be change enough on its own, but my dad taught me how to budget on YNAB4. He taught me essentially all I know about money on YNAB4. We spent no telling how many hours talking and planning and just hanging out with YNAB4 open on our computers. 
 

He’s no longer with me and that makes leaving behind, at least for now, YNAB4 that much harder. It’s just a budget program so no one I know will really understand why this sucks so much, and maybe no one here will, either, but I felt like I needed to whine to someone right now. So here it is.

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  • Install a VM and whatever OS you prefer and you can still run YNAB4. I use Parallels with Windows 10 and have YNAB 4 installed on my MacBook with Catalina, works great! Usually Parallels is 20% off on Black Friday. Or you can always use BootCamp with a separate partition for Mojave, its free but you have to restart the computer every time you want to switch.

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      • Habanero Salsa
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      • Aquamarine_Pony.8
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      ms1 No room on the MacBook drive for that. It's the only computer I have right now.

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  • My wife and I went ahead and moved to the current YNAB in 2016, but I agree that YNAB4 is a great version.  I think that you will find plenty of people in this forum who sympathize with you, as well as plenty of ideas like the one from ms1 to continue using YNAB4.

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  • Habanero Salsa said:
    It’s just a budget program

    Is it? YNAB (and I'm certain your dad did as well) teaches that sometimes things are more important than we initially think. If that is the case, you should adjust your plans to enable the important to happen.

    Sometimes that truly is out of your hands, but in this case, you may be able to delete something less important from the current drive or arrange to spend $30-$50 on a new drive (either as a replacement or as an addition).

    Reminders are comforting. If it is important to you, make it happen.

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      dakinemaui Yeah, "it's just a budget program" is partly in the voice of people to whom I'd try to explain this.

      There just isn't enough room on this drive for another partition and OS. There just isn't. A larger drive would be an option, but I think an inexpensive Windows PC might be better because RAM would be an issue, too, I think. 

      I'll be looking at Amazon and open-box items locally. 

      Really, though, I didn't mean to whine about YNAB4, per se, but more about closing a chapter of life, I guess, and losing YNAB4 is just a symptom.

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      Habanero Salsa You can install a free trial of Parallels and run Windows 10 without a license to see if your Mac handles it. Windows 10 without a license works as normal, you just can't personalize it. 

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    • ms1 If you're looking for the cheapest option, use VirtualBox - it's free, and will happily run Windows 10 as a VM.

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  • Habanero Salsa said:
    Really, though, I didn't mean to whine about YNAB4, per se, but more about closing a chapter of life, I guess, and losing YNAB4 is just a symptom.

     Reminders of a closed chapter of life are going to happen over and over, and that's okay. Be gentle to yourself about it. This wasn't supposed to happen; it's not the natural order of things. 

    And right now, if dropping some available dough on a cheap windows machine means the ability to hang on to that part of your life a little while longer...seriously, it's less than the cost of a couple of therapy appointments. Buy a computer, keep running YNAB 4 longer, and take care of yourself. 

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  • I lost my father as well so I understand what you are going through and what you said makes perfect sense to me. My condolences.

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  • You may be interested in this script that supposedly swaps out the 32-bit runtime that YNAB4 uses to the native 64-bit version.

    YNAB4 under MacOS/Catalina

    https://gitlab.com/bradleymiller/Y64

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      dakinemaui I’ll definitely be giving this a try. 

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      dakinemaui It's alive. Alive!

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    • dakinemaui I just downloaded it today and it works like a charm! Thanks for sharing it. It was a fantastic job done there. And it was so interesting that the company didn't just give this as a solution, because they just needed to change the Adobe AIR runtine from 32-bit to 64-bit. A lot of people asking for that and those people were not convinced to give up and to change for the new YNAB.  I'm pretty happy now so I won't need a VM just for that!

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  • I get it.  I just lost my husband and there are things I don't want to get rid of, or am not ready to get rid of yet.  YNAB4 is one of those things. My husband grew interested in our budget over time and it is one of the things we talked about often.  It represents so much more than budgeting.  I'm sorry you are struggling.  

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