EP. 36 How Budgeting Can Improve All Areas Of Your Family's Life

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There’s this movement of intentional living happening, and one of the awesome things that has carried over from this is a push for financial freedom. It has proved to be true that when you’re hyper-focused on one area of your life, it eventually carries over into all of the other areas too. This shows up in not only your budget, but always your marriage, parenting, + self-care.

In this episode, I sit down with Deedra Broodram from Slay This Debt to chat about our financial journeys, how it’s affected our motherhood, and how we know that we’re on the paths to becoming everyday millionaires.


In this episode, Sami + Deedra talk about:

  • How being broke as a young family is seen as normal

  • How being intentional with your money spills over into the rest of your life

  • How our debt-free journeys have affected our motherhood

  • How Minimalism has played a huge role into both of our debt-free journeys

  • Our experiences with buying vehicles

  • Wearing our financial sacrifices as a badge of honor, knowing that we’re millionaires in the making

  • Why it’s important to know your triggers

  • How small things like meal planning and cutting back electricity usage can add up

Memorable Quotes:

“When you’re hyper-focused on your finances, that stuff carries over into other areas of your life. For me, that has really carried over into parenting.” -Deedra

“I love that there is this movement of intentional parenting going on with the examples that we’re setting for our kids.” -Sami

“Everything is for that appearance of ‘Hey, we’re doing good!” but underneath everything is crumbling.” -Sami

“Knowing that the everyday millionaire, most of them drive used cars, I look at my car as a badge of honor.” -Deedra

“A lot of times it’s the death by a thousand cuts…it’s the $10 here, $5 there.” -Deedra

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Who is our guest?

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Deedra Boodram is the content creator behind the YouTube Channel SLAY THIS DEBT where she shares frugal living tips, ways to save money and get out of debt and documents her family's journey towards Financial Independence. She is an Army wife to a hardworking soldier and a mother to 4 amazing children.

Deedra left her military career to become a stay at home. When she left active duty her family was deep in debt. Initially, they struggled to go from 2 incomes to one as a family of 6. She quickly turned to frugal living and minimalism and worked to increase their income. Through hard work, creativity and intentional living they were able to become DEBT FREE, paying off over $80,000 in 24 months.

YouTube Channel:
Slay This Debt
Instagram: @slaythisdebt

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I'm the wife to my high school sweetheart, Daniel, + homeschooling momma to our 3 girls. I'm the Budgeting Coach + Motivational Speaker behind 
A Sunny Side Up Life

My family used to be in $490k of debt + living paycheck-to-paycheck, but after we hit rock bottom everything changed for us!

Now that my family has become debt free + gained financial freedom, I want to help your family do the same! My passion is inspiring women to live abundant lives through budgeting, intentional living, and positive thinking.

I offer a jump start into budgeting with my free 8-day Declutter Your Budget Challenge + full budgeting experience with my course, Your Sunny Money Method.


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