A (planned) year off work!

Thanks to YNAB, I've just budgeted for the next year from savings, giving me confidence that I can safely take a career break! Whilst I enjoy my job, and I work for a great company, my life has recently been work, eat, sleep, repeat. The pandemic has just sapped all energy for doing anything outside my little box. So I have taken the plunge and I will be learning new skills and seeing more of my family and friends, thanks to YNAB and some leet budgeting skills!

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  • That's incredible! How long have you been using this app?

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      • gemlad
      • Orange_Violin.4
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      Ivory Storm I've been using it on and off since YNAB 3! My current budgeting streak is since Feb 2019, and it is really helping us live the life we want to.

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      • Ivory_Storm.3
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      gemlad That is just inspirational. Bravo!

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  • Wowwww - that is so exciting. Congratulations on making that happen!

    Do you plan on returning to a similar job, or will you be exploring your options as you learn new skills?

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      • Orange_Violin.4
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      Marisa My employer has a generous career break policy, so I will still have my job to go back to. I can also make my pension contributions and they will continue to do the employer match (UK private pension) so that is a massive help.
      I'll be learning to code, so I will be exploring my options too. I'm actually planning on writing a time-budgeting app, kind of inspired by YNABs 4 rules!

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      • Ivory_Storm.3
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      gemlad OMG we allllllll want that. I have longed for something like that!!! I hope you do write an app like that and that it's a brilliant success!

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