Marital buy-in!

I loaded YNAB onto my husband's phone and explained how he could check the balances when he was in the store.  He was dubious, joking that I was taking away all his excuses.  I was doubtful he would ever actually check.  Yesterday - guess what!  He checked the balance in a category before making a purchase!  And he said he felt empowered by doing so - know the money was there and that I would not hassle him for buying it.  I feel like this is really clicking for both of us and we have more and more money sitting in the account between paychecks.  What a relief!  😎

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  • Congrats! This was me a year ago. My husband still doesn't get or want to get involved in the finer points of YNAB, but he knows the handful of categories that involve him and he checks them before spending and logs all of his expenses. It is such a huge budgeting win and a coupling win!

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    • Khaki Storm
    • YNAB book topics online: https://support.youneedabudget.com/r/q5w48j
    • Khaki_Storm.1
    • 3 mths ago
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    Win, win, win!;

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  • Hi Julie ! That's fantastic! Thanks for sharing your YNAB win with us. 😄

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  • So happy for you! Times like this make me glad I don't have a hubby!😄 Glad he is coming around. It is most definitely empowering!

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      • sandhills_rider
      • 3 mths ago
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      Ms Williams  If I were by myself I would have a large bank account and a small life!  

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  • Julie

    Two thoughts.  First:  hooray! that's a win.  Second: Oh no! Now he's going to want to have input into what gets budgeted to what categories!  😄

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      • sandhills_rider
      • 3 mths ago
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      HappyDance  LOL!

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