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Usually $60. It works from PC/phones/tablets/etc.


It's unusual for this to be on sale so cheap and the deal ends in under 24 hours.

Steam is not required to run YNAB, just to purchase it. Thanks JimT23

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On Steam? Really?

I've used YNAB for months. It's just easier than manipulating an excel spreadsheet and less intimidating for others. I'm getting it for my brother and girlfriend immediately. This price is a steal! Thank you!

Is Steam required to run this discounted version of YNAB 4? If so, I am wondering if there would be any increased security issues vs. purchasing direct from YNAB? I have been wanting to purchase YNAB 4 and this deal is very tempting.

Okay, I found the answer. No, Steam is not required to run YNAB even when purchased from Steam.


I've been using YNAB for almost 18 months and having tried several of the money/budgeting application available, YNAB was exactly what I was looking for. The upgrade price for their "major update" (YNAB3 to YNAB4) is $40, so getting it for $20 is a great price on a seldom discounted software package!

OUTSTANDING DEAL. I paid $60 and use it every day. All FW'rs should use it!!

How do I play this game? Do I get achievements for staying on track?

Is this better than using mint.com?

Does ynab access your bank and credit card accounts online?

If I am already categorizing my transactions in quicken or quick books does this require a duplication of effort?

pmark said:   Is this better than using mint.com?

I've considered You Need A Budget, but the price has always kept me away. I've used Mint for years. It's designed to download transaction data and tell you what you're spending in different categories. Mint has a very rudimentary "goals" and "how far are you in each spending category this month" setup. Supposedly you need a budget does not connect to your banks, etc automatically and requires manual entry, but it's designed with goals as a primary focus, not just tracking what you've spent.


A Trial version is available. http://www.youneedabudget.com/download Try YNAB free for 34 days. We think you’ll like it.

Sounds like if you are already a QuickBooks or quicken user this would mean a lot of duplicated effort.

After writing this I read it imports qb and quicken files.

Thanks, but I got the one called "The government doesn't need a budget, why should I?"

clearanceman said:   Thanks, but I got the one called "The government doesn't need a budget, why should I?"

Kinda like Bernie Madeoff created a fund based on the social security model huh?

pmark said:   Is this better than using mint.com?I use both.

Mint tells you what is happening with your money. It's helpful as a quick reference for balances, Bill due dates, etc. But it's mediocre at best for budgeting.

YNAB gives you control over your money and tells it what to do (as opposed to simply tracking). It's very similar in approach to the envelopes method or Dave Ramsey.

Read more here: http://www.youneedabudget.com/ynab-vs-mint

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