How to Budget When Always Behind

Episode 71 · July 11th, 2022 · 15 mins 3 secs

About this Episode

Feel like you’re constantly falling behind with your budget? Everything looks great on paper but things keep popping up and ruining the plan you made? You really want to get organised and on top of things but it just isn’t working month after month?

You aren’t the only one. There are so many who ask the same question and have a similar problem.

Join me in today’s episode where I answer a question that was submitted about what you can do to stick to your budget and get back on track when you feel like you’re constantly falling behind.

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.

Just imagine what you could do in life if you didn't have so many bills. If you just had to pay your rent or mortgage, what could you do with all that extra money that right now you're sending to debt. Dream big because you are worth so much more, you are capable of so much more.”
Ashley Patrick

00:47 - Question of the week
03:01 - Taking advantage of free resources when homeschooling
04:16 - Figure out what's setting you behind
06:31 - Make it difficult to access the money
09:31 - Accountability and implementation
12:55 - Planning your finances for the rest of the year

Do you need time, space and accountability to take action on the things you KNOW you should be doing? Budgeting so you can actually pay off debt, save money, make a meal plan and all the things that keep pushing their way down your to-do list. Would you thrive in a supportive community of other busy moms who get it and are also working to achieve similar financial goals?

If that’s a YES, I invite you to sign up for the Money Success Coaching Group at There is a flash sale running from July 14th, 2022 until July 17th, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern time. Take action to change your finances and what the rest of your year looks like. Doors will open again in October, so if you’re past waiting for making the changes you’d like, join us!

Resources and Links Mentioned:

  • Budget Starter Kit -
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  • Money Success Coaching Group -

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