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You Need A Budget 4 Personal Finance Software (PC/Mac) EXPIRED

beamscout 140 March 22, 2013 at 10:22 AM in Finance (5) More Steam Deals
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Promoted 03-23-2013 at 05:00 AM View Original Post
Steam has You Need A Budget 4 (YNAB) Personal Finance Software for $20.40. Thanks beamscout

Price Research: Our research indicates that You Need A Budget (YNAB) is $44.50 lower (68% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $65. - yuugotserved

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UPDATE: Looks like the sale has been extended another 24 hours!

Popular budgeting software, You Need a Budget (or YNAB) is on sale for $20.40 for 24 hours on Steam.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/227320/

Read more about YNAB here:
http://www.youneedabudget.com/
Download Steam here:
http://store.steampowered.com/about/

Personally, I love the software. Along with the mobile app, its really helped me get my finances back on track.

Check out BTs4me's tips in the wiki for using the app without needing Steam.

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Ok I just paid $20 and got this software...like someone mentioned, this is just a fancy excel sheet. Nothing is automated, every time you do a transaction you have to manually updated it into the program for it to reflect on your balance. I thought it was linked to your bank and cc accounts or something so that every time you make a transaction it will automatically reflect on your "budget" balance. Mint is still better I think after comparing both, and it's free.
It may be a fancy excel sheet, but since it is already made, works well, and they have iPhone/android apps that can sync up to it while you are on the go, that is what makes it priceless for my us to use since we have multiple hands in the honeypot.
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This is absolutely not true at all. I have my budget on mint and my shopping/entertainment roll over just fine. Both are at 2-3x what I had the budget set at because of roll over. Because you don't check the application everyday it falls short? Wouldn't you have to fire up YNAB everyday to record your transactions? How would that be different - both forcing you to open some software.

You can also add transactions in mint that will occur in the future and when that transaction automatically happens it merges them rather than double counting.

Mint continually says forums are not their main CS you're supposed to e-mail or whatever - I've got a response every time from them there.

Mint also allows you to add in your loan accounts and it will auto detect when payments are due, balances, ect.

If you have static income there is absolutely no reason to spend money on a budget tool. Download a spreadsheet template or use mint.
Mint was abysmally slow and required an internet connection. Half the time, it wouldn't even pull down my accounts, and would require me to re-authenticate. So yes, it grew to be tiresome and I didn't want to deal with it, so I wouldn't log in. YNAB, in contrast, is an app that resides on your computer. There are keyboard shortcuts for everything, and it's super-fast. If you're concerned with having your data in the cloud (as several people have mentioned in this thread), you don't have to trust YNAB with all your account info (unlike Mint).

When I emailed Mint, I got form responses back. One time, I did get a response from someone who obviously did not speak English as a first language. Meanwhile, when I took a YNAB class, it was hosted by someone in the Midwest. When I emailed about the Steam sale, having recently paid full price for it, they went above and beyond to make me satisfied.

Quote from bigmi View Post :
Ok I just paid $20 and got this software...like someone mentioned, this is just a fancy excel sheet. Nothing is automated, every time you do a transaction you have to manually updated it into the program for it to reflect on your balance. I thought it was linked to your bank and cc accounts or something so that every time you make a transaction it will automatically reflect on your "budget" balance. Mint is still better I think after comparing both, and it's free.
Why would you spend the $20 without trying the full-featured 34-day trial first? If you were worried about losing the sale price, you could have at least put it in your Steam inventory and re-sold it to someone who missed the deal.

Now that you've paid for it though, you may want to give it more of a chance, keeping in mind the point of this software. It "spends" your money as soon as you budget it to a category. How would the software know which categories to assign your transactions to? YNAB is far more configurable--as such, it requires a bit more user interaction.
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FYI, the android app is now free!!
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FYI, the android app is now free!!
Sweet! Thanks for posting. repped.
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#170
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FYI, the android app is now free!!
Well isn't this just some bullshit now! Maybe I can get a refund.
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Quote from SlickerThanSnot View Post :
Quote from fergy126 View Post :
FYI, the android app is now free!!
Well isn't this just some bullshit now! Maybe I can get a refund.
iPhone app is free now as well!
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#172
Quote from SlickerThanSnot View Post :
Well isn't this just some bullshit now! Maybe I can get a refund.
UPDATE: Solid company .. gave me my $4.99 back for the android app without hassle! I shall sing their praises around the office!(already was, but this makes it much easier)

Love this entire program so far! It's already keeping us in check and now that every dollar is accounted for, the old battleaxe can't spend willy nilly without me knowing about it!
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