Thank you, YNAB and Steam
I haven't yet used YNAB -- in fact, just before I wrote this, I launched the program and started my first budget -- but I wanted to take a second to thank the developers and Steam for bringing it to me.
I stumbled on this yesterday as the Steam Daily Deal and it piqued my interest. I've always been pretty poor at managing money -- I scrape through the month and usually wonder where it all went. I've known for some time that I should be paying more attention to my bank account, but I haven't acted on organizing my funds. I always make excuses -- my income varies, a couple of my bills vary, it's too hard to keep track of all of my expenses manually, etc., etc.
When I saw YNAB as the daily deal it got me wondering how well a program like this would work for me, and everything I read online indicated that it's just what I need to start getting my money on track. The fact that it was $20 meant that I had little to lose, so I grabbed it. I'm very scatterbrained, so I think YNAB is going to be just the push I need to motivate me to keep track of spending. It's accessible, it's friendly, and it seems to work for lots of folks -- worth a shot!
I've seen a lot of people complain: "it's not a game, why is it on Steam," "software doesn't belong on Steam," "daily deals are for games," etc. I beg to differ. If it HADN'T been the daily deal yesterday, I never would have known about YNAB. Furthermore, I'd say I was MORE inclined to buy it because I know Steam, trust Steam, and love that I'll always have it available at my fingertips without having to track down discs/downloads elsewhere.
Software like this is great to have available, and is a win-win for everybody by including it on Steam. YNAB gets more revenue, Steam gets a cut of the profit, and we as gamers are introduced to software that we might not otherwise have known about. I'm so happy that the developers and the Steam community embraced this concept to bring YNAB to Steam. Thanks guys, and I look forward to working with it in the future!