The Money Mindset Podcast

#186 BBMU Budgeting is only a piece of the process

November 6th, 2023

Are you tired of feeling like budgeting just doesn't work for you? You're not alone!

In this episode, we'll change the way you think about budgeting. Budgeting is just the beginning, not the whole journey. Learn why it's crucial to understand that it's only a piece of the process in managing your finances effectively. Join us as we explore the power of automation, simplicity, and taking actionable steps to reach your financial goals.

Don't get stuck in the budgeting rut; discover the bigger picture of 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.

“So the simpler the better and don't give up because it does take time to figure out what's going to work for you. And it does. You can't figure that out if you're not trying things, right? So if the first thing you try doesn't work, that doesn't mean a budget failed or that you failed. You just have to try something else.”
- Ashley Patrick

00:54 - Introduction to the Budget Bestie Meetup
01:58 - Understanding that budgeting is just a part of the financial process
06:13 - Exploring the significance of automation in financial management
08:11 - Creating a simple budget for financial management
09:16 - Celebrating financial wins
34:21 - How to join the Budget Bestie Meetup

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