The Money Mindset Podcast

#191 Numbers You Should be Tracking in 2024

December 6th, 2023

Navigating your finances can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to tracking the right numbers.

In today’s episode of the Money Mindset Podcast, we’re breaking down the essential numbers you should be keeping tabs on in the new year. Feeling confused about where to start? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered!

Tune in as we unravel the mystery of financial tracking and share practical insights to kickstart your journey to financial success.

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“Some numbers that you should just in general be tracking is eating out and specifically going through the drive through. So if you're like me, it can be a very bad habit. We need to start tracking it 'cause that is where the mindfulness comes in because you know, 10 bucks here, 20 bucks there, it adds up, especially if you're doing it almost daily, right?”
- Ashley Patrick

00:54 - Introduction to the importance of tracking numbers
01:16 - The free budget starter kit
01:30 - Key numbers to track
02:58 - Drive-through and dining out expenses
03:44 - Keeping a close eye on your grocery spending habits
04:12 - Streaming services and how to optimize your subscriptions
05:24 - Know your Overall Net Worth, Overall Debt Amount, and Overall Savings Amount
07:44 - Preview of tomorrow's episode

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