Five Great Articles On Money And Life From The Last Month
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If you’ve followed Making Momentum, you know I’m a big fan of the great content creators across the personal finance community. Each Saturday, I showcase a dozen or more blog posts and podcast episodes on the Weekly Roundup Momentum’s Finest.
This week I’ve pulled together an additional feature alongside Rockstar Finance to highlight a special collection of my favourite money articles from the past month or so. This includes four from other bloggers and one from myself.
For those of you looking to take control of your money and life, Rockstar Finance is an amazing resource. The website provides some great ways to access thoughtful and engaging personal finance content:
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With that said, let’s jump into this and run through five great articles on money and life that I enjoyed over the last month.
My Story: $2.26 To Millionaire In 5 Years
Grant Sabatier of Millennial Money has been a constant source of inspiration since I first came across his blog and podcast.
The reason why? His story as outlined in this post and the other articles from his blog linked within it.
From applying to 200 jobs without a single call or email returned in August 2010 to making $300,000 annually and then reaching financial independence in November 2015.
Since then Grant has launched his uberly successful blog, two different podcasts, speaking engagements and penned a book due to release in early 2019, Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need.
The thing I appreciate most about Grant is that amount of positivity and advice he shares with his audience. His main focus is clearly to help others take advantage of the boundless opportunities arounds them in order to live the life they want.
The fluorescent light smothers me. My breaths are shallow and tense. The air is stale because my office manager doesn’t replace the air filters. The windows don’t open. It’s so bright I can’t see. I’m in an office building, in an office park, in a suburb, at a job that takes me almost two hours to get to each day.
16 Crucial Tips You Need to Crush That Job Interview
This post from Lily, one half of the great blogging duo from The Rich Miser, initially caught my attention due to the headline as we’re in the hiring process around the office. After reading the post, I bookmarked it for future reference because of the quality of the tips included.
Job interviews can be an intimidating, often stressful, time. This is true whether you’re in a dire need of a job or just putting feelers out for a potential change. The last thing you want to do is step into that interview room without feeling confident and prepared.
All eyes and ears on you to monitor your every move and remark.
You’re essentially “trying out” and showcasing the value you can provide the organization based on your experience and skills.
These 16 tips are rooted to ensure you do that to the best of your ability. From the industry research beforehand and purging your social media feeds to preparing your outfit and never showing up empty handed, Lily nailed it.
Are you looking for quick and effective job interview tips that’ll help you crush those hard questions? From what to read beforehand to your attire (plus other stuff), we’ve put together this list of handy tips that’ll help you be prepared, polished, confident, and charming!
How to Overcome a Gambling Addiction – A True Story
Drew pulls the curtain back here into a time in his life when things got very difficult and ultimately shifted the trajectory of his future.
After a trip to Atlantic City with a friend, gambling became a much bigger part of Drew’s life than he could’ve ever envisioned. The wins, losses and emotional swings latched into his DNA. The online blackjack habit continued with him once he returned to college and eventually snowballed into enough debt that he had to move back home with his mom until he could settle those liabilities.
The story doesn’t stop there and the addiction continues.
What struck a chord with me was the power to overcome something that had become so ingrained in him.
I had a minor year-long stint of late nights experiencing the highs and lows of online poker during the boom. Luckily, I dipped out before it had sunk it’s tentacles into me.
Right after I graduated college, the online poker craze started. Of course, I had no idea how to play poker. So, I lost more money and ran up more debt. I got more and more immersed in poker. Eventually, my losses were steep enough I felt I had to move home with my mom to settle them.
5 Money Mistakes I Refuse To Quit
We’re each entitled to spend money as we please while ideally still moving ahead towards our greater financial goals.
Life is too short. You need to do what delivers you the most value and happiness.
As Sarah from Smile And Conquer notes here, personal finances are personal. So in the guise that this is her money and life, she’s sharing 5 areas of spending that she refuses to quit.
Lately I’ve had to make improvements to my own money and life in regards to guilt-free spending. I’d gone too far off the deep end trying to slash spending that it was starting to impact my personal happiness, relationship and general outlook.
That’s why this article connected with me and helped reinforce my thoughts on loosening the lever on the “spending valve”. I want to spend less on the things that don’t matter so that I can spend more on the things that do.
Kudos to Sarah for sharing and living the life she values most.
Last week I shared with you five money mistakes I’ve made in the past, and am trying not to repeat. This week I’m continuing the trend. This round, I’m highlighting five things I continue to spend on that other people may consider faux-pas.
Pay Yourself First – The Surefire Way To Reach Your Financial Goals
One of the most effective money management shifts I made when I decided to take control of my personal finances was the tactic of paying yourself first.
What does that mean for those unfamiliar?
Investopedia, the Webster’s Dictionary of personal finance, defines pay yourself first as: “automatically routing your specified savings contribution from each paycheck at the time it is received.”
Essentially the first person or bill being paid when you receive incoming money is yourself and your financial goals.
The reason I’ve highlighted this post is I truly believe it’s one of the most powerful mindsets and approaches you can take with your money.
The “whatever’s left at the end of the month” will be saved or invested isn’t going to put you on the most optimal path to reach your financial goals and build wealth.
You need to make YOU the biggest priority.
One of the most powerful money management techniques to accrue wealth and reach your financial goals is based around a simple three word statement. What is that statement? Pay yourself first.
In Closing…Five Great Articles On Money And Life
The best thing about the content being created in the personal finance and money niches is that there is plenty of it and something for everyone.
No matter your age, lifestyle, current financial situation or goals, there is content to help and engage you.
Which of these posts hit home for you? Are there any other recent posts in the personal finance blogging community you’ve loved?
Let me know in the comments below.
Here are some other posts on Making Momentum to help you take control of your money and life:
- Waking Up At 5AM Changed My Life – Win The Morning, Win The Day
- 89 Personal Finance Tips – Budget, Save, Make, Invest & Better Manage Your Money
- 15 Smart Money Moves You Can (Easily) Make This Month
- How To Make $1,000 Quick: 9+ Fast Ways To Earn Money When You Need It
- Best Personal Finance Podcasts – 30+ Money, Investing And Side Hustle Shows