The Money Mindset Podcast

#184 Can't stop spending money? Do this first 👇

October 31st, 2023

Do you ever find yourself in a never-ending cycle of impulsive spending, guilt, and regret? You're not alone. It's a challenge that many face.

In this episode, we tackle this very issue head-on. Join us as we discuss tips and strategies to break free from the cycle of mindless spending. Discover how asking one simple question can transform your spending habits and bring intentionality into your financial life.

Tune in to learn the secrets of mindful spending and set yourself on a path to financial success.

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.

“Consistency isn't about getting it a hundred percent right a hundred percent of the time. Okay? That's not gonna happen. That is an unrealistic expectation of yourself. It's about getting it mostly right most of the time. And that's what habits and routines are. So as you start working this process, it will become more of a habit and a routine. But you will have setbacks from time to time and it's not gonna derail you forever. Like it is not gonna set you back. Like you just have to keep going, right? But if you are consistently doing these things that we talked about, going down the rabbit hole and spending money you don't have, yeah, that's gonna keep you stuck until you change things.”
- Ashley Patrick

00:00 - Introduction to the episode
02:33 - Impulsive spending and its impact on financial goals
07:21 - The power of asking a crucial question before making a purchase
10:06 - Practical Tips to Stay Focused on Your Financial Goals
15:55 - The importance of setting a SMART goal
17:06 - The role of consistency and habits in achieving financial success
18:13 - How to sign up for your own Budget Strategy Session episode

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