The Money Mindset Podcast

#195 BBMU When to start the next paycheck budget

December 14th, 2023

Welcome to our monthly Budget Bestie Meetup!

In this episode, we're tackling a question that's been buzzing in our community. With changes in technology and different payday situations, the question arises: When's the best time to start budgeting for your next paycheck? We'll break it down, share personal experiences, and give practical tips for dealing with this common concern.

Tune in for a community-driven discussion, where we learn, share wins, and connect as budget besties.

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“So really the question is more about like balancing it and really it doesn't matter really when you do that. Like you can do it on payday, you could do it a couple days before, you could do a couple days after. It's just a matter of of checking in, right? And that habit of actually balancing checking in with your spending, it doesn't really matter when you do it.”
- Ashley Patrick

00:55 - Introduction
01:33 - Navigating irregular paydays
07:23 - Celebrating financial wins
12:22 - About the new Paycheck Budget Spreadsheet
15:42 - Sharing Christmas traditions

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