Searching for a new personal finance solution? See how Lunch Money compares to Mint!

YNAB Alternative

See why people are switching from YNAB to Lunch Money

You Need A Budget, or better known as YNAB, is a popular budgeting solution that started in 2004.

Why it’s time to find an alternative to YNAB

Getting started on YNAB can be difficult due to the rigidity of their platform and methodology.

YNAB has a lot of reading material and webinars designed to get you to become a master budgeter on their platform. But is such a steep learning curve necessary for an effective budgeting solution?

Enter Lunch Money - YNAB Alternative

Lunch Money


⚑ Easy to get started

The majority of Lunch Money users are able to get started quickly and easily by themselves.

High learning curve makes getting started very daunting.

⚑ Beautiful, intuitive design

Lunch Money has a slick and modern interface designed with the modern-day spender in mind.

Outdated and dense design that hasn't grown with the times.

⚑ Continuous improvement

A public changelog lets Lunch Money users know what is being worked on next and what was recently released.

YNAB's changelog doesn't mention their roadmap.

⚑ File attachments

Quick add receipts to your transactions.

YNAB doesn't support file attachments.

⚑ Native multicurrency

Spend in multiple currencies? Lunch Money's multi currency solution is built-in natively and works seamlessly across all features.

You need to use third-party plugins to mimic multi currency support.

⚑ Budget the way you want

Lunch Money is flexible enough to support your personal budgeting philosophy.

YNAB only supports the very rigid envelope method.

⚑ Track your crypto portfolio

Connect your crypto wallet to Lunch Money and track balances in real-time in your primary currency of choice.

YNAB doesn't support tracking crypto tokens.

Join other users who migrated from YNAB!

Many ex-YNAB'ers decided to sign up for Lunch Money, and they haven't looked back!

For years I've been looking for a good budget app and I can't believe I found it with Lunch Money! Coming from YNAB it's like going from Windows Mobile to the iPhone!

Adam L., budgeting from USA

I've tried all the others, from Mint to YNAB, and what you've done with Lunch Money is amazing! I just spent several hours categorizing, tweaking, and then finally – for the first time in way too long – budgeting! And it all just makes so much sense.

Adam H., budgeting from USA

I have been trying to find the perfect balance between YNAB and Mint for a long time and I think you just struck that balance.

Alessandro, budgeting from ITA & USA
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