The Money Mindset Podcast

#110 Q&A Part 3- How to Find the Motivation to Stick to Your Budget

December 27th, 2022

You won't always be motivated, you won't always have the time.....but you can set up habits and routines to help you maintain and follow through with your money plan!

I'm back for the third part of our Q&A series!

In this episode, I'll answer more questions from Money Plan Bootcamp members, such as how to find time as a busy parent, how to stay motivated, how to stay on track and on budget when you have small children at home, and how far in advance you should plan your next month's budget.

Hosting Today:
Hey, I’m Ashley Patrick, a personal finance expert and founder of Budgets Made Easy. I help busy moms create systems to save money and pay off debt so they can reach their big dreams faster and easier.

I was able to pay off $45,000 in just 17 months including $25,000 in student loans in just 10 months. I’m a Master Financial Coach and have a bachelor's degree in psychology and will help you get to the root of your money problems.

Since my journey started I have been featured on Fox Business, Yahoo! Finance, Food Network, USA TODAY, MSN, CNBC, NerdWallet, and many others.

“You really have to figure out what is going to keep you going when you're not motivated. And guess what that is? Habits and routines. So what I just talked about, habits and routines will keep you doing what you need to do when you don't feel like it.”
- Ashley Patrick

00:00 - The topic of today's episode
04:29 - How to find time as a busy parent
12:56 - How to stay motivated
16:41 - How to stay on track and on budget with small children at home
21:14 - How far in advance should you plan your next month's budget
30:47 - How to sign up for your own Budget Strategy Session episode

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