The Money Mindset Podcast

#185 How to Budget for Christmas

November 2nd, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, it's time to prioritize your budget and plans to ensure a joyful and financially sound celebration.

In this episode of the Money Mindset Podcast, we guide you through practical steps for holiday budgeting. Discover how to determine what truly matters, create a reasonable budget, and break it down into categories like decorations, food, and gifts.

By the end of this episode, you'll be well-prepared to enjoy the holidays without the stress of overspending. Tune in now!

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've gotta start planning what you're going to do and start setting some boundaries and start setting your priorities because it's easy to get lost in the shuffle and the craziness of the holidays and lose track of what is really important to you and what your big goals are.”
- Ashley Patrick

00:00 - Introduction to the episode
02:03 - Planning ahead of time
03:37 - Create a priority list for family activities for the holiday season
05:17 - Focusing on family traditions and low-cost or free activities
08:07 - Setting a reasonable overall budget
15:41 - Categorizing your budget
18:04 - Final thoughts
19:05 - How to get your FREE Holiday Budget Planner

Ready to get organized so you can stay on budget this holiday season?

With the FREE Budgets Made Easy Holiday Planner you can easily get organized so you can save money this year! Go to to get your planner today.

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