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Monday, June 20, 2005

You Need a Budget (YNAB) for Excel - Quick Review

I first heard about You Need a Budget in a review I read on the Frugal for Life blog. I thought I'd do my own quick review. I hope to add to this review as I get more acquainted with the program.

If you are an Microsoft Excel user and are in need of a personal budgeting system, you might want to check out You Need a Budget (YNAB), which really gives you a lot for the price. I have been reviewing the software for the last couple of days. It's a pretty good substitute for both Money and Quicken, especially when you factor in the $19.99 price.

When you first download the software and open it up, it can be a little intimidating. But, all you have to do is click on the "Setup" tab and it is pretty much straight-forward from there. The software has a lot of neatly-organized categories and you can easily add categories if necessary (just follow the instructions on the page).

That's all I have time for now. For those who are interested, you can check out YNAB.

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