I can't believe I've finally begun to age my money. I've finally aged my money 5 days. It took me almost three weeks to do this but my money is finally starting to last and I'm on my way to breaking the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle.
Until I found YNAB and began learning it's methods of budgeting, I was lucky to have money age 1 day. I can now say that I see my money aging 30 days or more.
After having followed traditional methods and even using systems like Dave Ramsey's methods, YNAB has been the only method to actually break my budgeting woes and begin helping me control my finances. I call it my electronic envelope system.
The only sad thing about YNAB is when I see people try to adjust or modify YNAB to work like the other methods that didn't work in the first place.
If you're like me and you've tried all the other and "traditional" methods of budgeting, learn YNAB the way it was intended and resist the urge to reinvent the wheel.
Congratulations on finally starting to age your money. The farthest I have gotten mine is 17 days, but I am on a fixed income, so when the first of the month comes no matter what I am starting over. I don't mind as YNAB is working for me.
Not sure it is so much reinventing the wheel as breaking old habits.