Weekly Roundup – Momentum’s Finest On Saturdays VOL 24 [July 28]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
Another weekend is underway and we’ve hit Volume 24 of the Weekly Roundup.
This edition of Momentum’s Finest includes 13 blog posts and 6 podcast episodes to fill your weekend content needs.
MY POSTS THIS WEEK
- Financial Advice From 29 Personal Finance Bloggers – A Memo To The Next Generation: I asked 29 different financial bloggers for their money and life advice to the next generation of adults. The caveat? It could only be 3 sentences long. They provided some amazing insights, check out what each of them had to say.
- Momentum Series Interview – ESI Money: Early Retirement, Real Estate & Rockstar: This week I was super excited to welcome John from ESI Money and Rockstar Finance to the Momentum Series. John retired at 52 with $3.2 million and stopped by to share his financial journey, details on his career advice, real estate investing lessons, 13+ years of blogging tips and more.
- How To Make $1,000 Quick: 9+ Fast Ways To Earn Money When You Need It: This was inspired by a recent conversation with a younger co-worker at work. He didn’t believe there was a number of ways to make $1,00 quickly if you really needed to.
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PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
How This 34 Year Old Owns 7 Rental Homes from Making Sense of Cents
This month’s Extraordinary Lives feature on Making Sense of Cents profiles the always enjoyable blogger and podcaster, Paula Pant of Afford Anything! I’m a big fan of both her blog and podcast so I’m familiar with most of her story but it’s always great to see it from another side through this interview with Michelle. Paula sheds light on a handful of strategies and tips that have helped her continue to grow her real estate investment portfolio. Lots of goodness in here.
Living The Dream After Turning $2.26 Into A Million from Millennial Money on Think Save Retire
Grant Sabatier aka Millennial Money has been one of the most influential members of the personal finance community for me personally. His views on having an abundance mindset and constant passion have had a lasting impact on how I’m approaching my own life. This week he dropped an awesome guest post on Steve’s Think Save Retire website to share his story. And what a story it is. From $2.26 to being a millionaire and reaching financial independence in 5 years. Go read the post and get inspired!
5 Reasons Why Short-Term Investing Is Not For You from Alexander of Daytradingz on Personal Finance For Beginners
Stepping into guest post on Personal Finance For Beginners is Alexander of Daytradingz to share his thoughts on why short-term investing might not be for you. Alexander has plenty of experience in the space and offers insights about the markets and the tools available. Based on the reasons listed in the post, short-term investing clearly isn’t for everyone (including me at the moment)…but it might be for you! Check out what Alexander has to say on the topic to understand more.
Wait… When Did DIYing Become As Expensive As Buying New?? from Bitches Get Riches
I really enjoyed this post from Kitty at Bitches Get Riches! Has it become cost ineffective to DIY as opposed to buy new? It certain cases it clearly has. In seemed the solution for my parents or grandparents was always DIY. However, because of some global economic factors that Bitches Get Riches touches on in this post, it might not always be the most dollar savvy decision. It’s so damn fulfilling to DIY yourself a solution or build something of value…but the hours and dollars invested can be hard to justify when specific items are just a quick click or drive away.
Frugal Fatigue: What Is It & How To Overcome It? from Frugal Asian Finance
Have you ever hit frugal fatigue? Always optimizing, looking to save and best management every dollar because of that grander dream ahead. Ms. FAF at Frugal Asian Finance has been experiencing some frugal fatigue recently and gives insight on the mindset, causes and road to figuring things out.
Overcoming Financial Fear from Thrifty Enough
Dun, dun, dun! Fear. It can be a crippling feeling in any area of your life, including your finances. Mr. Thrifty from Thrifty Enough deep dives on the role fear plays plus provides ways to mitigate that fear when it comes to managing your money. Sometimes fear can be a good thing to support decision making, risk management and motivation when handled properly.
How To Lose 1 Million Dollars And Still Build Your Financial Freedom from Xrayvsn on Duke Of Dollars
This interview on Duke of Dollars features the blogger Xrayvsn who shares his story…including the highs and the lows. Like 1 million dollars lost lows. I always appreciate honesty and Xrayvsn brings it here as he discusses his financial journey, lessons learned, blogging experiences and more.
LIFESTYLE, PRODUCTIVITY & WELLNESS BLOG POSTS
Definitive Guide to Landing Your Dream Job from Simplistic Steph
Life is good at throwing bumps and bruises at you. Sometimes they come in bunches and other times they come at the most inopportune time. But then…through your own hustle, mindset and determination, you get what you’ve been striving for! Check out this post from Simplistic Steph to see her and her husband’s story on securing their dream jobs including 6 great tips to help you on your own journey.
Three Cheap Ways to Be Happier from Freedom Is Groovy
This line from Mr. Groovy is all you need to keep reading, “…since 2006, I’ve been zippity freakin’ doo dah happy, and my portfolio’s value has quintupled. So I’m doing something right”. In classic Groovy fashion, you’re hooked and ready to read more! In this post on Freedom Is Groovy, the Mr. side of the duo shares three cost-effective ways that have been integral to happiness. Head on over to see the three strategies!
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
How To Legit Retire In Your 30s from Financial Freedom
Another sighting from Grant of Millennial Money on the Weekly Roundup! This time it’s to callout his new podcast, Financial Freedom. Grant’s guest for episode 2 of the new show is Justin from Root of Good. Justin is an early retiree with a penchant for tax optimization (and also runs an amazing blog). Justin shares his story with Grant and details how his family of five lives on $40,000 plus gives insight on what financial freedom has provided his life.
The Myth of Self-Care and How to Improve Your Health and Finances from MapleMoney Show
Tom Drake of Maple Money recently launched his new podcast, MapleMoney Show, in June and the run of guests to start the show have been awesome! This week Sarah Li Cain of High Fiving Dollars joined Tom to talk about self-care and its role with your finances. Great advice and thoughtful ways to ensure that self-care remains a priority without breaking the budget.
I’m Retiring Early And Moving My Family To Panama from The FIRE Drill Podcast
One of my favorite bloggers joins one of my favorite podcasts, nice! Jim from Route To Retire hops on The FIRE Drill Podcast this week to discuss his quickly approaching retirement and move to Panama! At the spry age of 43 Jim will be packing up his family and heading south to reap the rewards of FIRE. The show covers a variety of details on what retirement means, the financial implications, moving out of country and much more.
Investing in Vices (with Jordan Waldrep) from The Stacking Benjamins Show
So often I read or listen to content on impact investing. Which of course is an amazing concept, investing your dollars with companies aiming to return profit while also making a positive, lasting impact on the world. However, it was fun to hear the other side of the scale on The Stacking Benjamins Show. The vices! Gambling, alcohol, cigarettes…it was interesting to listen in on their guest, Jordan Waldrep, discuss these markets.
BUSINESS & BLOGGING PODCAST EPISODES
7 Things You Should Do As A Blogger Right Now To Become A Better Blogger from Laptop Empires
Another fire-cracking episode of Laptop Empires with Bobby of Millennial Money Man and Mike Yanda! This podcast is becoming a must-listen for me. The duo discuss strategies that every blogger should implement right now to become a better blogger. From the content you’re producing to building a community, these guys nailed it. I’ll be re-listening to this episode over the weekend.
Do You Even ™ Have a Plan in Place to Monetize Your Blog? from Do You Even Blog
Joining Pete on Do You Even Blog this week is Erik from The Mastermind Within. Erik is a blogger, podcaster and entrepreneur. This week he’s stepping into the guest seat with Pete to share his journey, mindset, business ventures and strategies that he’s put in place to reach his goals. The show notes page from Pete is chalked full of additional takeaways on networking, monetizing and the all-around goodness that Pete always delivers.
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THAT’S A WRAP…
That’s it for Volume 24.
Get out there and enjoy your weekend Momentum Makers!