YNAB Price Change 2021

Hey all,

You’ll see an in-app message today with more information on the upcoming pricing change that will impact your next renewal. We know—especially for a YNABer—that every dollar counts, and we don’t take price changes lightly.

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We hope and trust you’ll continue seeing the value of a YNAB subscription.


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  • So, I will be a bit of a contrarian here. 

    I am actually sticking with my subscription, for at least another year.  Right now, the discipline that YNAB imposes just cannot be replaced by another solution.  And believe me, I have l looked far and wide.  Actual Budget or GoodBudget both come close.  I can't use the former due to inadequate security (and the fact that a single dev runs the operation).  For the latter, it is a truly simple, silly reason:  copy-pasting anything but exact numeric formatting results in issues.  That would just needle me each day like a "splinter in my mind".  

    Not an original YNAB4 person, I completely and 100% agree with their concerns vicariously.  And support you all.  When my financial situation gets to the point that I can "graduate" will move to something like Simplifi or even just rely on Personal Capital to keep an eye on things.  Sadly, not there for another year or so.  

    To the moderators, you are employees.  You are not vanilla posters.  That is why "support" is next to your badge.  Please know that while I (and likely everyone) appreciates your contributions, you are by definition on a different tier than anyone else who posts.  To say otherwise is either misleading or misunderstood.  Thank you for everything you do, but equally, know who you are. 

    To YNAB leadership generally, losing someone like a Superbone (just to name one prominent poster) should give you pause.  Equally shouting out to all the other long-time users of YNAB.  To those in charge, you have lost the soul of this community.

    The application and the offering will survive, but you have knowingly and purposefully lost something precious you will never get back.  Own that.  I, for one, am curious to see whether the new CEO attempting to monetize that goodwill nets a positive or a negative.  And I wish you poor luck and a lack of success in doing so.   Hoping at some point crow tastes good for you.  I will not relish in that, but equally, you destroyed something beautiful to cash out.  I would not sleep well with that, but likely you can and will.

    Peace out.  I am not canceling my subscription this year.  The days of Jesse making me smile and having a new year challenge for savings will always be in my heart (see how things have changed?).  But rest assured, I will not forget. 

    Thank you to the legacy YNAB, the folks who shared and helped and made this a community, including the bloggers and YouTube videos and everything that made this an extended family for me.  It has been a great ride.  

    I, for one, do hope that the old-timers at YNAB might read this post, reminisce, and lobby for change.  If they succeed, I will be the first in line to both extoll and support their efforts and remain a loyal subscriber.  Here's to a new year at YNAB.  May the powers that be there embrace it.

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    • Saish Dawg nice post. Thank you! What a pity Budgetwise have got themselves into such a mess - it could have been a real contender.

      I must admit that I don’t share your security concerns regarding Actual but fully accept that being in the hands of a solo developer is a concern , particularly in seeing any meaningful progress.

      I too have spent time with GoodBudget. No built in “hold for next month” or tracker/off budget accounts were a turn off for me. Also quite expensive beating in mind the lack of bank feeds.

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      Saish Dawg Great comment! Yes, that is another thing, all these old-time users who were willing to help newer users (for free) are leaving. I mean, the total number of old timers with the legacy pricing would never go up, it would either stay the same or go down, and many were assisting new users out of the goodness of their heart, doing Ynab a favor, so this is how they are treated?  Amazing. 

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  • Of course! I'm a long time YNAB4 user (started with 3 in 2010 and actually beta tested 4) who absolutely hated nYNAB when it came out. 4 Still works perfectly for me fwiw, but I finally this year thought maybe i would look at nYNAB again, just to see. My kids are now all almost grown, I work a lot more hours, and direct import would be handy.

    Then I look at the price and think "Wow I didn't remember that it was that much!" Of course you decided to raise it for this year. I guess I'll keep playing with my free month, but geeze! It certainly seems that the company decision making process and concern for it's customers hasn't made any improvements since I was last here!

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  • Hi...    Does anyone know if YNAB4 runs OK on Windows 11...  

    I've already cancelled my nYNAB subscription and have moved back to YNAB4 running on W10...

    Windows is suggesting I install W11, but I am hesitant to do so untill I finish testing Actual Budget, which should be my final app...

    Thanks...

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      • INAB26
      • 2 wk ago
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      Rick Thomas 

      Yes it runs fine on Win11. I upgraded my laptop a while ago and there are no issues with YNAB4. 

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    • INAB26  thanks very much….  👍

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