What is a Zero Based Budget?

Episode Summary

In this episode, we discuss the power of a zero-based budget for debt payoff. I explain how to create a zero-based budget and emphasize the importance of setting savings goals and managing high-interest debts. Mindset and self-compassion are key factors in successful budgeting. 

Check out previous episodes for more resources and download my free printable budget template to start your journey to financial freedom. Let’s achieve our goals together in 2024.

In this episode I share:

  • Understanding the concept of a zero-based budget
  • Setting boundaries on unnecessary expenses to stay on budget
  • The importance of daily budget check-ins and tracking expenses
  • The benefits of zero-based budgeting for debt payoff

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Are you tired of getting yourself further into debt month after month? Does your mindset around money play a factor in your family’s spending? Do you struggle with knowing which debt to pay off first and how to keep yourself from going further into debt? Maybe you’re a freelancer who struggles with how much to pay yourself each month making it difficult to create a working budget.

In this podcast, you will learn ways to manage your finances to set you on the path to debt-free and on to financial freedom. 

I’m Megan Mendez, and I was a tired teacher needing to get out of debt to leave the classroom for good. In 2021, paid off $53,000 worth of debt in 12 months and started my freelancing business shortly after. I’ve been able to successfully pay myself as a  business owner and continue on the path to financial freedom and now I want to help YOU do the same! 

My hope is that this podcast gives you tactical tips to help you improve your finances and set you and your family’s future up for success. I hope you’ll join me as we journey to financial freedom together. 

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