BSS - Getting back on track after taking time off from working

Episode 117 · January 19th, 2023 · 28 mins 6 secs

About this Episode

If you have recently taken a break from your job to focus on personal life or take care of family responsibilities, it can be easy to start falling behind on your finances as you haven't paid much attention to them over the past few months.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help you get through this and get your finances back on track.

Listen in as Ashley shares some tips with Sy on how to get her finances back on track after taking a break from work, such as tracking her spending, using cash envelopes, and creating a priority list in her 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.

“So just figure out what works for you by trying different things and know it's gonna take practice and it's gonna take time. So don't be afraid to start cuz you feel like you're not sure what to do or which thing to do. Cuz we overthink everything. We overthink all of it and truly it doesn't matter as long as you're taking action and trying something that is progress and you will get there. But if you stay stuck and don't do anything, you won't. Right? You have to like just start doing and just start trying to figure it out.”
- Ashley Patrick

01:17 - What today's episode is about
02:29 - How to join the Money Plan Bootcamp
03:36 - Meet Sy
11:27 - Sy's financial struggle
12:11 - Tracking your spending
15:08 - Using cash envelopes
19:02 - Sy's 24 hour goal
21:29 - Creating a priority list
23:47 - How to utilize multiple bank accounts
27:09 - How to sign up for your own Budget Strategy Session episode

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