The Money Mindset Podcast

#115 5 Budget Mistakes to Avoid in 2023

January 12th, 2023

Are you ready for a productive and successful year? If you're like most people, your answer is likely a yes. But how can you make that happen?

In this episode, Ashley discusses five budget mistakes to avoid in 2023 so that you can have a productive and successful year ahead such as not putting a deadline on tasks, expecting everything to go perfectly, not setting a baseline and mid-level goals, and more!

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.

“So you're constantly feeling like you're failing because you can't be perfect and your money plan’s never gonna be perfect because that's life and we beat ourselves up and we get in this mental cycle of feeling like we failed because we're not perfect, but we're human. So we literally cannot be perfect. So you've gotta keep going. When bumps come along the way, along the road when there's bumps and life happens, you've gotta keep going. It's never gonna be perfect. But if you keep going, you will be successful. If you stop and quit and avoid, you're not gonna reach your big goals. So you have to keep going and not expect everything to go perfectly.”
- Ashley Patrick

00:00 - What today's episode is about
00:25 - How to sign up for the Money Plan Bootcamp
03:04 - Not putting a deadline on tasks
04:37 - Expecting everything to go perfectly
06:14 - Not setting a baseline and mid-level goals
09:45 - Not being intentional
12:31 - Trying to do too much

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