Weekly Roundup – Momentum’s Finest On Saturdays VOL 23 [July 21]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
We’ve hit Volume 23 of Momentum’s Finest and have 16 blog posts and 8 podcast episodes/videos to fill your weekend reading and listening.
MY POSTS THIS WEEK
- Best Personal Finance Podcasts – 30+ Money, Investing And Side Hustle Shows: Here is our collection of the best personal finance podcasts in 2018. Including 30+ top financial shows on money management, investing and side hustles. These have been broken down by the days of the week they publish so you can build out your weekly playlist.
- A Productive Day Starts The Night Before – Set Yourself Up For A Successful Morning: A productive day starts the night before. Set yourself up for a successful morning and day with these 5 productivity tips by building a consistent nightly routine.
- Momentum Series Interview: Doc G From DiverseFI – Personal Finance With A Twist: Joining us this week is Doc G from DiverseFI. Doc shares his financial journey within the medical field, various side hustle efforts, blogging experiences and more.
- Walking To Work For 4 Years – The Money, Health & Mind Benefits: This week Rockstar Finance featured my Walking To Work post through their syndication program! Always awesome to get some Rockstar love.
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PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
Millionaire Interviews from ESI Money
When I was playing hockey as a youngster the coaches would bring in current or former pro players to give advice, show us some drills and help motivate us. Well ESI Money has essentially done the same thing 76 times and counting for those wanting to learn about improving their financial situation with his Millionaire Interview Series. 76 separate interviews where millionaires share their stories, lessons learned and advice for all of us to read, consider and learn from.
10 Common Money Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Financial Future from The Savvy Couple
As Kelan from The Savvy Couple mentions, being an adult can be tough. Part of that journey is often learning about your finances the hard way through some common money mistakes. I can relate to a number of these as I entered the “real world” with a lack of understanding about the basics of money management. How many of these ring true to your past?
There is a Secret Formula to FI, But It Ain’t No Secret! from Route To Retire
What a post! Jim at Route To Retire penned this great post about financial independence as his retirement date and coming move to Panama draws closer. The key is there is no secret formula to FI but there is a roadmap to follow based around the fundamentals of personal finance. Jim covers all of it in his post!
How to Build a $1000 Emergency Fund in 90 Days or Less from Jackie Beck
Do you have your “weather the storm”, “fall back fund” or emergency fund of $1,000 ready on standy? If not, Jackie Beck shares some great steps to help you build up $1,000 in a short timeframe. When I first started to take control of my money and life, I’d heard the importance of starting an emergency fund so many times in books, blogs and podcasts, it was an immediate priority.
When An 18-Year Old Learns How to Become a Millionaire from Marriage, Kids And Money
After reading this post, I wish the case study was about me! Unfortunately I didn’t start my investing journey at 18 but Andy Hill from Marriage, Kids And Money has an 18-year old nephew who just did. He opened up his Roth IRA and is well on the well to reaping the benefits of compound interest. Andy then breaks down 5 tips to help us better master our retirement investments.
27 Ways to Save Money on Food while Traveling from Happy In The Hollow
If you’re like me, you enjoy indulging in the local delicacies when you’re travelling within a vacation spot. However, as we all know…that can be costly. Olivia from Happy In The Follow shares 27 tips to save money on your food budget while you’re on the road exploring this wonderful world. Actionable advice that will help your budget no matter what way you eat when travelling.
This is the Best Way to Save for Retirement, Spend Less and Lighten Your Tax Load All in 1 Fell Swoop from The Three Year Experiment on MarketWatch
Laurie from The Three Year Experiment had an article of hers syndicated on MarketWatch! Super cool to see someone from the blogging community get some shine on a major website. In her post she discusses investing for retirement through your 401(k) as the best lever to accomplishing multiple financial gains. Laurie runs through some different case studies that cover the optimal and the more realistic scenarios.
Unique Ways to Save Money on Groceries (Lessons After 6 Months of Receipts!) from The Frugal Gene
Through a lost in translation moment that Lily from The Frugal Gene describes in her post, she had 6 months worth of grocery receipts to examine. The post is jam-packed with money saving tips plus photos of delicious looking food. What’s not to love?
How Sound is Your Financial Lifestyle? from Passive Income NZ
Rohan from Passive Income NZ shares a post on getting your financial life in order before looking to reep the rewards of investing or generating passive income. From mastering your debt to paying yourself first, Rohan hits on some key money management fundamentals to shore up before moving too far ahead with an investment strategy.
LIFESTYLE, PRODUCTIVITY & WELLNESS BLOG POSTS
Deciding to Take Different Jobs Has Made Me a Better Person from Make Smarter Decisions
This is an awesome read from Vicki at Make Smarter Decisions as she reflects on her teaching career and impacts from changing jobs in that journey. For someone who has mainly worked at one organization since graduating university and duration of my career, it made me wonder about the potential benefits I might get from changing employers or industries.
Real People Success Stories from Michael Dinich
Similar to ESI Money’s Millionaire Interview Series, Michael Dinich aka Your Money Geek has been publishing Real People Success Stories. To date he’s had popular names like Perez Hilton, actors like Russell Hodgkinson, various authors, life coaches and body builders. It’s quite the collection of names from various walks of life that are all sharing their stories on what’s helped them reach where they are today.
How to Survive the First Year of Parenting | Useful Tips and Suggestions from The FIIntrovert
This was a guest post by Good Nelly on The FIIntrovet that highlights the experiences of first year parents. I don’t have any children at the moment but know they will be part of my future in the coming years, so I’m definitely always on the lookout for actionable tips and advice. The post includes 10+ different focuses based on year one of their parenting journey.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
Mindset from Choose FI
Every Friday the Choose FI duo release a second episode. Often it features a recap and deeper dive into the key takeaways from the Monday episode. However, the Friday show this week featured a great discussion about mindset. The mindset behind financial independence, decision making, small wins and money management. Really inspiring!
Modest Proposal – Value Is Dead, Long Live Value from Invest Like The Best
This is one for all the investors out there! It’s a long episode coming in at over 90 minutes but it was quite the enjoyable listen. Patrick O’Shaughnessy of Invest Like The Best is joined by an anonymous investor who manages a large pool of private capital. He goes by the name “Modest Proposal” and they dive into a variety of topics regarding investing and the markets. Super interesting and tons of knowledge shared!
Save Money AND Enjoy Life, You CAN do Both! from The Everyday Money Show
Two members of the personal finance community I respect and admire joined forces on this episode of The Everyday Money Show as Jason from Winning Personal Finance joins The Wealth Hound (also Jason) on his show. The dueling Jason’s chatted about how you can look to accomplish both the short-term and long-term gains of enjoyment and saving. This is something I’m constantly looking to balance in my own life.
Dividend vs Growth Investing, Rising Interest Rates, Withdrawing From Your Portfolio from Build Wealth Canada
Ed Rempel, a 24+ year financial planner and 35+ year CPA, joins Kornel on the Build Wealth Canada podcast to discuss a whole collection of topics in regards to investing. From the idea of investing for dividends vs. investing for growth, withdrawing your portfolio, rebalancing and changing interest rates. The episode covers a wide-range of the financial landscape and was great to get my own thoughts formulated for the future
PERSONAL FINANCE VIDEOS
The #1 Account All Wealthy People Have
Jeff Rose published a new video this week on Self-Directed 401k and Self-Directed IRA accounts. The flexibility and control you have over these types of accounts is the focus of the benefits Jeff discusses. He also mentions some of the cons and pitfalls of these accounts.
Are You Busy or Efficient?
Jeff Rose from Good Financial Cents posts a weekly Wealth Hack Wednesday video to his YouTube channel. This week’s episode was about whether you’re just busy doing busy work or working efficiently and effective. Some good tips about looking at what you’re doing on an everyday basis and if the cost vs. benefit of empowering others to support you will help you work on what matters most.
BUSINESS & BLOGGING PODCAST EPISODES
Building Loyal Fans With Your Audience from The Money & Media Podcast
Pete, also known as the infamous Mr. Money Mustache, joined The Money & Media Podcast from FinCon this week. PT and Pete reminisce about the earlier days of FinCon, the Mr. Money Mustache website and Pete’s new adventures around Longmont. The two also talk about a collection of blogging topics like growth, affiliates, video content and building loyal fans. It’s a fun listen!
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY PODCAST EPISODES
How to Say “No” Gracefully and Uncommit from The Tim Ferriss Show
This episode from Tim Ferriss doesn’t actually feature Tim Ferriss! It’s actually showcasing two chapters from the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. Saving “no” can be a difficult skill to master. However, once you can master it should help you shorten your to-do list and lengthen your not-to-do list.
PERSONAL FINANCE RECOMMENDATION PAGES
I’ve pulled together 3 different recommendation pages that highlight some of my top resources, tools and services that have helped me (and many others) take control of their money and life.
THAT’S A WRAP…
That’s it Momentum Makers, Volume 23 comes to a close.
Have a great weekend and go accomplish whatever you’ve got on that to-do or wish list!