We have used quicken for the last 15 years or so, but last weekend I reloaded the Quicken software on my PC and was prompted to register on-line. The next thing I knew is that I was locked out due to an expired license! Complete news to me that the software had an expiry date. So a quick review of the options on the Internet suggested that YNAB was worth a look.
I downloaded the 34 day trial and was impressed by the clear layout and general ease of input. If you are used to Quicken, the way that you enter transactions is very similar. But the BIG DIFFERENCE is the focus on BUDGETS. It's early days but I am already convinced that YNAB will make a difference.
But the other things I like about YNAB is that I feel I have joined a community of people who are passionate about helping me to budget. On Sunday evening I tuned in to the live Webinar and listened to Malisa talk about YNAB with such enthusiasm that 5000 miles away I caught the YNAB bug. On Monday from the office I installed another trial version on my laptop PC and via dropbox I was able to sync with the Budget that I had created at home.
The really cool thing is that because we can install the software on multiple PC's, my wife has it installed on her net-book, and we have it installed on my laptop, oh and the App on my Iphone. We have both found it to be very easy to use and have set up all our accounts and initial budgets.
And I guess the important bit for YNAB is that we bought the full version on Monday night, $60 which worked out to be £39.27 well spent.
And just one final request, can you nice people produce a version of the YNAB software that runs on my IPad?