The Money Mindset Podcast

#183 How to Start a Money Routine

October 26th, 2023

Are your financial goals feeling out of reach? Join us in this episode as we explore the essential practice of establishing a money routine.

Learn to create a sustainable routine that ensures you keep progressing, even when motivation wanes. Tune in for practical tips on setting a productive schedule, staying accountable, and turning your financial actions into habits that you can execute on autopilot.

Say goodbye to procrastination and hello to a sustainable money routine that works for you!

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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.

“The more you can create that structure to your habits and your routines, the better off you're going to be in the long run because it's gonna keep you consistent, it's gonna keep you moving forward even when you are struggling. It really takes out the confusion and the overwhelm of what to do because you already have that structure in place of what to do. And as long as you just keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep up with those habits and those routines that you start once, you don't have to use as much brain power to think about what you need to do”
- Ashley Patrick

00:55 - Introduction to the importance of establishing a money routine
04:26 - Navigating consistency in habits and routines
05:35 - Exploring what works for you
06:42 - How to start a money routine
08:28 - Put it in your calendar
07:00 - Set yourself up for success
11:35 - Using a binder to set your financial goals
13:39 - Know what to work on by keeping a to-do list
16:03 - Set a timer while working on your routine
17:06 - Make it fun and reward yourself
19:25 - Have an accountability partner
20:45 - Track your progress with a 15-minute weekly check-in

Do you need time, space, and accountability to take action on the things you KNOW you should be doing, such as budgeting so you can actually pay off debt, save money, make a meal plan, and all the other things that keep falling off your to-do list? Would you thrive in a supportive community of other busy moms who understand what you're going through and are working to achieve similar financial goals?

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