The Money Mindset Podcast

#209 How Much Should You Save?

April 10th, 2024

In this episode of the Money Mindset Podcast, we tackle the timeless question: how much should you have in savings?

From the basics of starting with a small sum to figuring out how to save for future expenses and major life changes, we explore practical strategies to build and maintain a healthy savings fund.

Tune in to learn how to strike the right balance between saving for the future and enjoying the present moment.

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.

“Saving money amounts depends on your situation, where you're at in the money success roadmap. But if you're starting, start small, if you've got too much in savings, evaluate how much it is like a realistic number and decide what to do with the rest.”
- Ashley Patrick

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