Weekly Roundup – Momentum’s Finest On Saturdays VOL 25 [Aug 4]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
We’ve reached the quarter century mark with the Weekly Roundup Momentum’s Finest! Time sure is flying.
This week with Volume 25 we’re featuring 13 blog posts and 7 podcast episodes.
MY POSTS THIS WEEK
- Be The CEO And CFO Of Your Life – Manage Your Money Like A Business: Want to take control of your money? Be the CEO and CFO of your life by acting like the boss or executive of a business to help you reach your personal finance goals and better manage money.
- Momentum Series Interview – Debt Free Charts: Coloring Your Way Out Of Debt: This week’s Momentum’s Series Interview is with Heidi from Debt Free Charts. Use the power of visuals, coloring and free tools to reach your financial goals.
- 85+ Of The Best Money Quotes – To Get You Motivated And Inspired: Here are 85+ of the best money quotes to get you motivated to reach your financial goals. Be inspired by quotes from Warren Buffett, Oprah, famous inventors, financial gurus, Hollywood movies and more.
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PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
67 Great Frugal Tips To Make You Wealthier Today from MikedUp Blog
Are you hoping to make momentum with your financial goals? Whether that’s saving more, investing more or whatever else you might be working towards. One side of the equation to fast-tracking those goals is of course saving more money in your everyday life. Mike from MikedUp Blog pulled together this master list of 67 frugal tips to help make you wealthier. Check it out!
Become A Millionaire In One Step from Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance
What’s one step we can all take to best become millionaires? The solution from Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance is to set up an automatic transfer of the greatest amount of money possible into a retirement investment account. With that retirement account (401k, 403b and/or IRA) then being invested in low-cost index funds. The power of automation and growth in access to cost-effective solutions in the investing world has made this so much easier than ever before. Start small, start big…just start!
30 Life And Money Lessons Learned In 30 Years from Millennial Money Man
Bobby from Millennial Money Man is officially old…okay not at all. Given his recent milestone of hitting 30 years old, Bobby shares 30 life and money lessons he’s gotten along the way. Great read with lots of relatable discoveries on this crazy thing called life and the role your finances play.
FIRE Isn’t JUST For Bike Wielding Hippies from Apathy Ends
Is FIRE for people who walk to work for 4 years straight though?! Ha. I love this post from Apathy Ends as we can all get a little too influenced by the extremes and comparison game. There is no one path to reaching your financial goals, whether that’s FIRE or just continual monetary betterment. There is flexibility, adaptable and choice in each of our own unique paths.
When You Can’t Do A Lot, Do A Little from She Picks Up Pennies
Small wins. Progress. Continual improvement. Keep moving forward. Amen Penny! Another great post on She Picks Up Pennies about continuing your good money habits and doing what’s best for you when the times may not be as bountiful as recent years because of lifestyle changes.
3 Ways To “Fake” A Fancy Lifestyle When Your Boss is Pressuring You from The Rich Miser
This was an interesting article from Miguel at The Rich Miser. In the industry I work in the social pressures of dressing flashy or having “nice things” definitely bites many. I’ve been able to avoid that pull over recent years…I probably spend more on craft beer and burritos than the finer things in Life. But to each their own! I can only imagine how those expectations increase in the worlds of Wall Street, law firms, high-end sales people and so on. If you find yourself in one of those industries or perhaps feel that pressure, Miguel shares some tips on how to cut costs but still “fake” that fancy lifestyle.
Was I Born A Gamblin’ Man? from Dividends Diversify
“When I put my money to work, I’m investing not gambling”. Tom from Dividends Diversify reflects on his money management mindset. I used to be an online poker “addict” and sometimes miss those adrenaline rushes…the highs and lows…it was those rushes that had you coming back. However, just like Tom, when it comes to my personal finances now, I’m not gambling.
Average 401k Returns: How Do You Compare from Well Kept Wallet
This post from Well Kept Wallet is PACKED full of 401k knowledge. From average rate of returns, how to potentially improve your account, the fees you’re paying, resources to help your decision making, further reading materials and a ton more.
PRODUCTIVITY & WELLNESS BLOG POSTS
35 People Tell Us The One Thing That Makes Them Get Work Done When They Really Don’t Want To from The Financial Diet
Most of us have work or specific tasks within our careers (or side hustles) that we might not enjoy or want to do. This post from The Financial Diet highlights 35 different people sharing what helps them get that work done. There are productivity tips, time management strategies, mindset hacks and motivational tactics to help you better tackle that work you might not be most engaged with. Super helpful!
Mindset & Self-Improvement [Notes From An Impactful Podcast] from Hustle To Startup
Chenell from Hustle To Startup shares the takeaways she got from a recent Impact Theory podcast episode with Tom Bilyeu. As an avid practitioner of maximizing productivity, morning routines and looking for self improvement opportunities, I had to check out this post and podcast. The combined powers of Chenell’s notes and the podcast will have you jotting down your own self-improvement ideas.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
18 Insightful TED Talks On Money You Need To Watch from Personal Finance For Beginners
Technically this isn’t a podcast but this blog post from Aaron at Personal Finance For Beginners lists 18 amazing TED Talks. The focus of these different TED Talks is money. Not just the basics of money but the mindset and overall role your finances play in your life. I’m looking forward to making my way through the whole list.
How to Cut Expenses for a Faster Route to Financial Freedom from BiggerPockets Money Show
The first episode from BiggerPockets Money Show featured this week focuses on the first lever of mastering your personal finances: cutting expenses. This episode includes reflects on some of the top lessons from their guests over the first 29 episodes and best practices from Scott and Mindy’s own lives.
How to Boost Your Income & Investments for a Faster Route to Financial Freedom from BiggerPockets Money Show
Next up from BiggerPockets Money Show this week was their reflection on growing your income to fast-track your financial goals. As we’ve discussed on Making Momentum before, improving your financial situation is generally that 1-2 punch of optimizing your spending and growing your income. Scott and Mindy share actionable tips and first-hand experiences from themselves (and previous guests) on increasing your income.
How Can We Downsize from Two Incomes to One? from Afford Anything
This week on Afford Anything Paula fielded questions from her listeners. I always love these episodes as it gives us a chance to listen to the financial situations everyday people are trying to navigate. This questions included shifting from 2 incomes to 1, retiring at 55 with $2 million, student loans, HSAs and more! A wide-range of topics to listen in on.
401ks, FOREX, Cash, Rentals, and Leveraged Buyouts: Five Awesome Questions from Listen Money Matters
Another questions episode! This time it’s the Listen Money Matters duo (which recently switched back to Andrew and Matt) answering 5 different questions. From investing to trading to real estate, the questions and answers dig deep into some very specific areas of finance.
Create Your Own Rich Journey To Financial Freedom from Journey To Launch
Amon and Christina Browning from Our Rich Journey joined Jamila on this week’s Journey To Launch episode. The discussion touches on why Amon and Christina are pursuing financial independence, some travel hacking tips, working abroad and bunch more value bombs on money and life.
SIDE HUSTLE PODCAST EPISODES
How To Start An Online Store With No Ideas And No Inventory from The Side Hustle Show
Thursday is always a treat for my earbuds as that’s when Nick Loper drops a new episode of The Side Hustle Show every week. This time he was joined by Rene Delgado who started an online drop shipping store with no ideas and no inventory and went from $0-300k in sales in his first year in business. I haven’t fully explored drop shipping and whether it could fit into my life but I’ve heard so many success stories (and those terrible YouTube pre-roll ads)…it makes me wonder.
PERSONAL FINANCE RESOURCE STARTER KIT
Have you checked out the FREE Personal Finance Resource Starter Kit yet?
From budgeting and saving to earning more and investing, building that foundation of knowledge will help you ensure you can best navigate your own financial journey.
In the resource kit you will find recommendations on:
- 15 Books
- 15 Podcasts To Add To Your Playlist
- 35 Blogs That Are Must Read Content
- 29 Personal Finance & Money Saving Apps or Services
THAT’S A WRAP…
Another edition of Momentum’s Finest comes to a close!
Get out there and enjoy the rest of your weekend with the family and friends. Summer is flying by…