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Fashionably Late But Worth The Wait

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It’s looking like smartphones are here to stay. (You heard it here first, folks!) In which case—you don’t have to tell us twice—we thought that a mobile budgeting app would be most useful if it had, you know, budgeting capabilities.

Drum roll, please …

We’ve been dying to show you, and are pleased to introduce, the all-new, full-featured YNAB mobile app! We may be fashionably late to the party, but (hopefully) we’re worth the wait!

Are You Ready for All of the Features?

Yep. Now you can do all of your budgeting right from your phone …

Designed to Make Budgeting Easy

The new app is easy and intuitive to use, yes, but even better? With notification banners and alert badges, your budget will let you know when it needs attention (like, on payday—or after you’ve overspent).

No matter where you are, with just a few taps, you can update your budget. And who doesn’t like a current budget? (That’s how you find financial peace … or wiggle room for a new pair of shoes. Or both!)

Full Flexibility for Shifting Priorities

Whether you’re starting a brand-new budget, or just want to reorganize your current categories, you can do it all from the comfort of your couch. We like our desktop app, but you won’t need it. No joke, this app does everything. Netflix-and-Budget-Chilling is now a thing!

Let Direct Import Do the Heavy Lifting

Got a few awkward minutes to kill? Whip out your phone and import those transactions so that you’re always operating with the latest information. Remember, what gets monitored gets managed (and improved!).

The Right Information for Better Decisions

With automatic syncing, no matter what device you prefer—mobile, tablet or desktop, PC or iOS—you will always have the right data in real time. (Or maybe, more importantly, your partner will always have right data?)

Automate Your Financial Wins!

Turn your budget into a game, with goals! Did a trip to the llama pen at your local zoo inspire a vacay to Machu Picchu next August? Want to be credit card debt-free by December? Make a goal and make it happen, from anywhere.

More Motivation, More Progress

Once you’ve got your financial priorities in order, and your budget is primed for success, it’s time to work your plan. Stay inspired with a taste of victory at every step—with YNAB eye candy reports! Our graphs and charts make it easy to check your progress, helping you stay on track to achieve your wildest budgeting goals.

What Are You Waiting For?

Do not pass “Go”. Do not collect $200. Just update your YNAB app (iOs / Android), and join the launch day fun!

We can’t wait to hear how you like the new YNAB mobile app, and how it impacts—dare we say, improves—your budgeting!

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The Future of Driverless Cars Is a Guy in a Car Seat Costume

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Late last week, Washington, DC-area news outlets began reporting that a self-driving car was being tested on public roads in Arlington, Virginia. The reality, however, was much more low-tech.

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Why Your Team Sucks 2017: Jacksonville Jaguars

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Some people are fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars. This 2017 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here.

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Branden Albert Retires Before Ever Playing A Down With The Jaguars

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In March, the Jaguars sent a 2018 seventh-round pick to the Dolphins for Pro-Bowl left tackle Branden Albert. The 32-year-old Albert played in the 2013 and 2015 Pro Bowls with Miami, and he mostly remained productive in 2016, starting 12 games and picking up just three penalties while dealing with a handful of…

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Jaguars ask fans if they’re excited for training camp on Twitter and it goes horribly, horribly wrong

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The Jacksonville Jaguars, by all accounts, have had a good social media presence in recent years, especially considering how awful this team has been. But after a decade of losing, all it takes is one mistimed tweet to incur the wrath of fans who have spent hard-earned money on tickets, merchandise, and away trips and are tired of being sold a bad product.

Training camp starts this morning and the official Jaguars account tweeted out a simple enough request — reply with a GIF of how excited you are about Jaguars camp.

Oh no.

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How A High School Reporter Scored An Interview With The US Secretary Of Defense

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James Mattis, US Defense Secretary, rarely gives interviews to news outlets — and when he does they're not very long.

The retired four-star Marine Corps general has pretty much dropped out of the national spotlight as the Trump administration battles several investigations about whether aides colluded with Russia during the campaign. One official reportedly said, "He sees no value in having his name in the paper."

So when he gave a student at the Mercer Island High School newspaper a 45-minute interview in late June that resulted in a nearly 6,000 word article — covering topics like ISIS and the differences between the Trump and Obama administrations — the big question was: How?

Teddy Fischer described the process to BuzzFeed News as "miracle after miracle."

In May, Fischer, who will be a junior at the Seattle-area high school in the fall, came across a Washington Post article about President's Trump's longtime bodyguard. The photo showed Trump's bodyguard walking with a stack of papers, and on a yellow piece of paper was Mattis's cell phone number.

Fischer called the number. No one responded, and Fischer didn't leave a message.

So he texted Mattis instead, stating who he was, that he was from Mattis's home state, Washington, and that he was writing an article on US foreign policy. (Fischer wasn't — at the time.)

Fischer saved the number in his phone as "Jim M." A week later, while in his journalism class, Fischer looked down at his phone to see "Jim M' calling.

"I didn't think this would happen so when he called, I wasn't ready. It was a little awkward because I think he was ready to do it right on the spot," Fischer told BuzzFeed News.

After Fischer asked Mattis for some time, he and his editor, Jane Gormley, a Mercer Island High School graduate, began working on questions for the interview.

"We didn't write many questions because we only thought he'd give us a couple minutes, but he ended up staying on the phone for a very long time," Fischer said, adding that he made up questions on the spot as the interview continued well past the expected 15 minutes.

"It was really surreal to have my headphones in my computer and hear him talking to Teddy directly using his name pretty frequently," Gormley said. "It was just incredible. And I think that we knew it was a really big deal," she added, noting that the substance of the interview, and not just the interview itself, was important.

In the interview, Mattis said that, during the Obama administration, the US had "missed opportunities" handling issues relating to the instability in regions in the Middle East.

"He [Obama] unfortunately didn’t always have the best advisors or he didn’t listen to his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, so we missed some opportunities there," Mattis said.

In addition to talking about US relations with Iran and Russia, NATO, and the role of diplomacy, Mattis gave Fischer advice for graduating seniors.

"And you keep asking these kind of questions Teddy. You’re asking good, very good questions and just try to keep an open mind. There’ll be a lot of people who want to tell you what to think in this world. If you read a lot of history you’ll thank them for their help but you won’t be governed by what someone else has told you to think," Mattis said.

Near the end of the interview, Fischer asked Mattis why he called him back, out of all the people who want to talk to him.

"You left a message there and I was going through listening to the messages and deleting them," Mattis said. "But you’re from Washington state. I grew up in Washington state on the other side of the mountains there on the Columbia River. I just thought I’d give you a call."

Talal Ansari is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. His secure PGP fingerprint is 4FEE 894C 8088 7E08 E170 A515 2801 7CC6 95D3 11C2

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