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Budget Babe

Budget Babe

By EllaConomic
Building your net-worth beginning from self-worth. This podcast discusses ways to live your best life without breaking your bank.
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Building the Right Habits around Money
Everyone has habits, some constructive, some destructive. What habits do you have around your money? Today, I will discuss some traps around money and how to make habit creation seem effortless. 
January 20, 2021
Paths to Entrepreneurship with Alexa and Jackie
On today's episode, I had the absolute delight of sitting down with Alexa, co-founder of CRE-615 and Jackie, owner of Belajack boutique. They talk about the costs of starting a business in 2020, the inspiration behind it and how they inspire many across Nashville and beyond.  Alexa is a property management professional and co-founded CRE-615 to make networking in Nashville more personal and affordable to it's members. She was also featured in the Tennessean, on May 4, 2019, as a winner of "Cheapest of the Cheap" for her stellar personal budgeting skills. Contact for more info.  From Website ( CRE615 is Nashville's next generation of commercial real estate professionals. Our participants have a diverse industry mix from brokerage to finance, asset management, commercial insurance, real estate law, development, property management and more. If you're looking to build relationships, find job and investment opportunities or build credibility this is the group for you. Jackie is a sister, aunt, and pet-mom with an extensive background in accounting and finance. She is a wine-o, a true foodie, loves a good book and enjoys traveling, working-out and theme-parties whenever the world is not in a global pandemic.  Belejack Boutique is a Nashville-based online clothing company, that is created to bring ease and comfort to online shopping. Each article of clothing is picked out for the purpose of quality, comfort, versatility and giving you options of what to wear from the office, to happy hour, and brunch. She even has pieces in where I can add to my yoga outfit and wear to brunch after yoga. The name BelaJack, was inspired by Jackie's fur-children, Jack (Dog) and Bela (Cat, also queen of all Belejack operations). Shop and use code Caty15 for 15% off.  At the end of this episode, we also give a shout out to other small-businesses, Demeter's Common ( in Lebanon, TN, and Andi Aesthetics ( as well as Mercantile One the Square in Gallatin TN ( 
January 12, 2021
Set yourself apart, follow your heart!
Think of the most successful person? How do you think they feel about what they do? Do they have a love and passion for the job? How do you believe they see themselves? When you make an investment in yourself, by setting a goal, you have to love yourself first and when you want something in life, you have to focus on how it will make you feel. Challenges will come. Your tenacity will be elevated by your passion! 
January 6, 2021
Holly Jolly Holiday Hangover
Holiday hangovers are not necessarily a result of too much egg nog, we may all be feeling exhausted from the emotions around Christmas, the stress, lack of sleep and the tumultuous events of 2020.  The week between Christmas and New Years can feel dead to many, your wallet may even be recovering from some spending money around the holidays. On this week's episode, I am going to give you some updates for the Budget Babe Podcast as we move into 2021. 
December 29, 2020
Resolutions that Remain
US News and World reported stated that over 80% of resolutions do not last. Why not? It is because we put the new year on a pedestal. When you want to create a new habit, start that habit ASAP. You most likely will deviate but that doesn't mean the habits will not stick.  On this episode, I will tell you how the habits, I have created stuck with me even in such a tumultuous year.  
December 15, 2020
SHAME on your SHAME!
Stop feeling ashamed to spend, save or talk about money! This episode is especially for my female listeners (men are encouraged to listen as well).  I discuss how to identify your limiting subconscious beliefs that could be holding you back for going after what you deserve.   
December 8, 2020
Homebuying Basics with Autumn Faughn
For many of us, the greatest cost in our budgets is the rent of house payment. On this episode, I interview my friend Autumn Faughn who is a realtor with Living TN as she talks about negotiation, saving costs overall and why should you choose the right realtor when buying your home.  Instagram: @autumnfaughn Email:
November 24, 2020
Stop Comparison RIGHT NOW!
Comparison is not only the thief of JOY, it can deplete your wallet, rob your motivation and detract you from chasing your dreams.  In this episode, I share my recent mini-battle with comparison and then share with you how to overcome comparison in order to cultivate the best path for your journey. 
November 17, 2020
Getting a Head Start on Holiday Savings Before Black Friday
Yes, I know! Halloween just ended but I promise, I have a method to my MADNESS! The sooner you get your shopping done, the more allowance you are giving yourself to enjoy the holiday season and believe it not, you don't have to wait until after Turkey Day to save your money. I've got some hacks on many holiday expenses from travel to presents. 
November 3, 2020
8 SCARY Money Mistakes that will haunt you Indefinitely
Not to spook you out or anything but have you thought about money mistakes that you could be paying for years from now? What entanglements have you found yourself in due to unwise money moves? In spirit of Halloween, I am so excited to share with you the common mistakes that can cost you for years! My bones chill just thinking about them! 
October 27, 2020
Self-Care that costs little to nothing!
I remember a few years ago, I thought of self-care as getting my hair highlighted or a mani-pedi while I sipped on a low-calorie, non-dairy Starbucks latte. This altogether cost me a few hundred bucks. Now, while I still budget for self-care, I have found many lower cost yet effective ways to invest in myself without breaking the bank.  We all want to impact others but by doing this we have to care for ourselves first. Remember, you can't pour from an empty cup.  Join me as I discuss my Top Ten tips for Self-Care and let me know what you would like to add.
October 20, 2020
New Beginnings with Budgeting: Interview with Casee Adams
So many people neglect to budget just because the process can feel overwhelming. Today, I talk with Nashville Physical Therapist Casee Adams about the basics as we get to hear her story about massive student loans and navigating life in a high-cost city.  I also share some money mishaps that I made in my early twenties. 
October 14, 2020
To Subscribe or Not to Subscribe?
In the past few years, subscriptions and streaming services have replaced traditional mediums such as cable and radio. Most people swear they save money with streaming over cable. Are you saving money or spending more? The answers may surprise you.  In this episode, I discuss weighing the factors of costly subscriptions along with habits you definitely need to unsubscribe from.  Speaking of which, I hope you do subscribe to this Podcast. It is totally free! 
October 6, 2020
What's LOVE got to do with Budgeting?
When is it too soon to talk about money in a new relationship? With timelines looking different for everyone, milestones happen sooner and sooner. When it comes to long-term relationships, budgeting and money-planning are absolutely crucial! On today's episode, I answer a write-in from a listener on how to navigate a relationship with money challenges.  Stay tuned and let me know what you think:, 
September 29, 2020
Dining on DIMES
When tracking your expenses, what seems to be one of your greatest? For me personally, my favorite way to spend is on food. Lately, I have put my self-awareness into play. By this, I am cooking more and finding ways to save money on my favorite past time!  For any additional ideas, feel free to email me at and follow me on Instagram: Ellaconomic!  This episode was recorded on Thursday but I want to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she paved the way for women to have our own bank account!
September 22, 2020
Let's talk about STRESS, Bay-Bee!
Who isn't stressed out right now? If it is not your finances, it could be something else going on throughout the year. We all know there are obvious causes of stress such as grievances, drama, changes we can't control, obligations and money. What about some of the sneaky causes of stress? In today's episode. I list 5 subtle factors that can be stressing you out and you may not be aware until it you have to evaluate this. Tune it and as always, let me know what you think. 
September 15, 2020
Putting Practicality into EVERY Purchase
Remember the last time you had buyers remorse? Did it happen instantly or after making a few payments on the item? We have all experienced this and I am going to talk about ways around buyer's remorse and making sure you are overall happy with your purchases. We also talk about why you buy what you buy and what it can mean for your bank account.  Also, FALL is upon us and I am allowing myself to feel super optimistic and excited for the season to come! 
September 9, 2020
Everything I need to know, I learned by selling.
We are ALL IN sales. Yes! Every one of us regardless of your career. If the idea of being in sales is intimidating to you or you may want to sharpen your skills, give this a listen. You may already be amazing in sales without realizing it. I am so happy to be sharing my stories of you, providing examples of what great sales reps should and should not do. I also give five tips that will not only benefit you in selling but in life overall.  As always, I would love a review and any feedback at Also follow me on instagram: Ellaconomic. 
September 1, 2020
Money and Muscle Memory
Ever wonder why most diets fail? Or why many lottery winners or highly-paid professional athletes go bankrupt? In this podcast episode, I used health/fitness analogy to talk about your approach to money and create lasting habits to keep your head above water. ⁣ ⁣ Sources mentioned include: Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey ⁣ ⁣ I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣
August 25, 2020
Anandie Klaasen on The Power of Fearless Living
Having a better relationship with money requires you to step into your power and have the winning mindset. My special guest today, Global Entrepreneur, Business and Success coach Anandie Klaasen shares some amazing value with us today on being the best version of ourselves to get the most out of your lives supported by our wallets. For more incredible inspiration beyond this episode, go to and follow her instagram: anandieklaasen. I am so thankful she has decided to join me and anyone listening will be extremely blessed to hear what she has to say.
August 18, 2020
Self-Worth before Net-Worth
When deciding to make better changes for your life, you can be presented with challenges from people and messages around you. The decision to pursue financial freedom needs to backed by self-worth so external factors, negative voices and old habits will not lull you away from your goals. I also discuss how self-worth can increase your bank account by aiding you in your pursuits of more money. Feel free to email me at for any feedback and thanks for listening.
August 11, 2020
Removing the Stigma of the B-Word
Budgeting doesn't ring sexy in the ears of many but nothing is more attractive than taking ownership of your life and that begins with managing your money. As I kick off this podcast, I will go over some basic budgeting tips, self-love advice and lay out my mission through this journey. Today, I want you to join me in the pursuit of my best life that does not include breaking the bank.
August 2, 2020