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A weekly dose of just the right medicine to help you get out of debt, save more money, and beat the paycheck to paycheck cycle.

You Need A Budget (YNAB‪)‬ Jesse Mecham

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 875 Ratings

A weekly dose of just the right medicine to help you get out of debt, save more money, and beat the paycheck to paycheck cycle.

    Well, Here We Are...

    Well, Here We Are...

    Jesse celebrates -- can you believe it?! -- the 500th episode of the You Need a Budget podcast. Nearly 10 years ago, Jesse started this podcast as an experiment. Over the years the mics have been upgraded, the acoustics have gotten better, but the message has remained the same: follow the Four Rules, and make your dollars work for you and your priorities.

    • 11 min
    Closing the College Gap: Steve Colon (CEO, Bottom Line)

    Closing the College Gap: Steve Colon (CEO, Bottom Line)

    Jesse interviews Steve Colon, CEO of Bottom Line, an organization that helps students of color navigate the complex, time-consuming, and high stakes college admissions process. Bottom Line doesn't stop with admissions, either. Through their unique DEAL rubric, they help each student set a plan to graduate within six years, with minimal debt, and find high quality jobs. They meet regularly with students, to provide a network of support and ensure students can meet their goals and graduate on time.

    • 26 min
    Introducing Beginning Balance: A Show About Small Business

    Introducing Beginning Balance: A Show About Small Business

    Today Jesse gives a sneak peak at a new show launching on the YNAB podcast network -- Beginning Balance. Together with his friend and business mentor Mark Butler, a virtual CFO and business expert, they explore the financial issues of small businesses and how to solve them. This is the first episode of Beginning Balance, which will begin airing weekly on Fridays.

    • 42 min
    Get Your S*** Together: End of Life Planning with Chanel Reynolds

    Get Your S*** Together: End of Life Planning with Chanel Reynolds

    Jesse chats with Chanel Reynolds, author of What Matters Most and founder of the Get Your Shit Together website, dedicated to helping people navigate the confusing, difficult, and emotional aspects of end-of-life planning. In 2009 Chanel's husband was killed in a road cycling accident, and she found herself, very suddenly, a widow, a single parent, and overwhelmed dealing with the many medical, legal, and family issues that death brings with it.

    • 30 min
    Rebroadcast -- Work Party: Take Control of Your Finances and Cultivate Confidence Around Money with Jesse Mecham

    Rebroadcast -- Work Party: Take Control of Your Finances and Cultivate Confidence Around Money with Jesse Mecham

    Today Jesse is sharing an interview he did with Jaclyn Johnson of the Work Party podcast for her Budget Broadcast Series. Jesse talks about the early days of YNAB, how to get serious with your side hustles, and explains the Four Rules to a new audience.

    • 32 min
    Meet the Woman Who Paid Off $490k in Debt: Sami Womack

    Meet the Woman Who Paid Off $490k in Debt: Sami Womack

    Jesse chats with Sami Womack, who paid off nearly half a million dollars of debt after hitting financial rock bottom during the birth of her first child. Stuck in a different city on business travel, her husband almost missed a flight home to be at the birth... because they had maxed out all their credit cards, and the last minute ticket was $800.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
875 Ratings

875 Ratings

DavidRevoews ,

Fantastic insight!

This podcast is pretty awesome Dash and has encouraged me toTake my finances seriously and practical steps.

Lizzie B CPA ,

YNAB Rocks

If You Need A Budget (spoiler alert: you do), you need to listen to this podcast! Jesse makes budgeting entertaining and accessible to everyone. This actually works.

mszero1 ,

YNAB is the answer.

You don’t need to be broke or bad with money to reap the befits of YNAB. Listening to this podcast will make you think differently about your money….in a good way. I highly recommend the podcast and the software (which has a 32 day free trial).

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