You Need a Budget: Jesse Mecham on Developing YNAB | TWiT Bits

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Jesse Mecham is a software developer and author of You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want. He talks with Jason Howell about how he developed the YNAB software system. For the full episode, visit Host: Jason Howell Guest: Jesse Mecham Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.

What never heard of wine now before I understand that it's a budgeting tool but maybe give us a brief explanation I in your own words as far as what it has become as as a piece of software but also a loss of fee at this point yes so it started out as I'm not I don't know if you want to go this far back but it started out as a spreadsheet yes. And I was I learned how to build them in college you know and I learned all the system's pretty useful if you know this piece of software and so my wife and I we married early and I say really I think we're 2122 so we were young and we were both in school and broke and I knew we would have to watch our finances very very closely so I built a little spread she just for me and Julie and had no intention of ever you know marketing that but then we we got pregnant fairly quickly after we got married and this new babies come along and 1 of mine in Julie's big things that we had talked about even before we got married ...

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