Weekly Roundup – Momentum’s Finest On Saturdays VOL 27 [Aug 18]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
Another weekend, another great week in the books. This week’s Momentum’s Finest features 13 blog posts and 7 podcast episodes for your weekend content needs.
Let’s dive right in…
MY POSTS THIS WEEK
- 89 Personal Finance Tips – Budget, Save, Make, Invest & Better Manage Your Money: Check out this list featuring 89 great tips to help you save money, make money, better manage your money and more! This was a monster of a list to pull together.
- Momentum Series Interview – MapleMoney: Four Pillars of Personal Finance (For Canadians And Everyone Else): This week’s interview was with Tom Drake from MapleMoney. Tom has over 9 years of personal finance blogging experience and stops by to share his financial journey, top resources and more.
- Investing In Yourself – The Most Valuable Asset You’ll Ever Own – What’s the best investment you can ever make? It’s investing in yourself. Whether it’s learning a new skill or advancing your career, personal development is an investment with no boundaries.
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PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
Home Suite Home: The House Fire Chronicles Part I from Saving Sherpa
At times I’ve wondered what would happen if I ever went through an emergency or had major damage to my place. Whether it was a fire, earthquake or flooding, how would I react? Justin from Saving Sherpa unfortunately had to deal with that as it quickly became his reality after a phone call from his landlord about a fire. Justin runs through his thought process, the benefits of renter’s insurance, hotel living and what the experience has taught him about himself.
Taking Risks In Your 20s Accelerates Careers And Eliminates Student Loans from City for Millennials on Think Save Retire
This is a guest post by Thomas from City for Millenials on Steve’s site Think Save Retire. The focus? To break out of your comfort zone in your 20s to gain experience, take risks and ideally reap the potential returns. Thomas shares his story and how doing just that helped him advance his career and tackle his student loans.
The Ultimate Guide to American Personal Finance for New Immigrants from Listen Money Matters
What a post! Candice from Listen Money Matters pulled together this great post highlighting the fundamentals of personal finance for new immigrants to America. From bank accounts and housing to insurance and investing, this post hits the nail on the head for anyone needing to get acclimated to a new country’s money situation quick.
Five Ways To Flip The Script On Your Financial Outlook from Saving Joyfully
A little positivity can go a long way as a guest poster Valerie shared on Saving Joyfully. The post focuses on adjusting your financial outlook by shifting your mindset. The 5 tips are aimed to help put forth some gratitude, appreciation and optimism for the road ahead.
The Fun Ratio – A New Value Scale from Method To Your Money
Matt from Method To Your Money published this post on being a valuist and a new scale, the fun ratio, to evaluate purchases for you, your family and anyone. What’s the estimated hours of fun? Divide that by the price and get the fun ratio figure!
How I Convinced My Wife to “Budget Party” With Me from Andy Hill on Physician on Fire
Physician on Fire welcomed Andy Hill from Marriage, Kids And Money onto his site as a guest poster this week. Andy drops by to share the successes he’s had by getting his wife to get onboard with a budget party. Including the 10 ways he made the experience more exciting and enjoyable.
The Money Mindset That Will Help You Get Out Of Debt from Natalie Bacon
Natalie Bacon knows a thing or two about overcoming debt. After law school her debt load had reached $206,000. This post deep dives through the mindset around debt, insights from Brooke Castillo, eliminating debt and her own journey with debt. Great tips, advice and resources to help conquer it once and for all.
BUSINESS & BLOGGING BLOG POSTS
From Broke to Ballin’ – Up Your Business’ Profit the Right Way from MikedUp Blog
In this post Mike from MikedUp Blog shares the journey of their family dental practice from being almost broke to running a budding business. This is rooted in actionable advice, first-hand experience and the wins/losses along the way. Awesome stuff!
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
Is All Our Goal Setting Messing with Our Happiness? from The Three Year Experiment
Does living a structured live of pursuit with a variety of goals potentially put constraints on the joys of life? Laurie from The Three Year Experiment explores, as she puts it “a mind left to wander”, with an introspective look at the current situation of her own life and putting her goal setting on hold.
The Secret to Defeating Procrastination from Peerless Money Mentor
Procrastination is a bug that can bite us all at times. Whether it’s in your personal or professional life, pushing something off can often be the easiest solution…but the most detrimental too. Jerry at Peerless Money Mentor shared some thoughts here on procrastination, productivity and tips on scheduling and minimizing distractions.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
Career Hacking The Tech Industry from Choose FI
I’m a big fan of J’s work on Millennial Boss and FIRE Drill Podcast, so it was a nice surprise to see she was the guest on Choose FI this week. And what an episode it was! J shared her story from being broke to navigating a career across multiple industries to position herself for the most success professionally. On top of that, the discussion covers side hustles, podcasting, pursuing FI and a ton more. It’s a must listen!
Ty from CampFIRE Finance from Chain of Wealth
Ty from CampFIRE Finance hopped into the guest chair on Chain of Wealth for a conversation with Denis and Katie earlier this week. Ty gives background to his financial journey, experiences with his 3 different personal finance blogs, how CampFIRE Finance started and so much more.
How I Told a 17 Year Old to Invest His Money from Jeff Rose (YouTube)
In this YouTube video, Jeff Rose of Financial Cents shares the advice he gave to a 17 year old reader on how he should get started investing. I wish I had that mindset at 17! Jeff breaks down the benefit of having this motivation at such a young age and tackles this investment question with a holistic view.
SIDE HUSTLE PODCAST EPISODES
This week on the Side Hustle Show Nick is joined by Mike from Young Architect. It was an interesting episode that showcased how one individual grew his area of study and interest into a booming business. From launching a blog, to affiliate income, courses, podcasts, conferences and more, this is quite an inspiring story.
Four Reasons That Side Hustles Fail from Laptop Empires
Bobby and Mike from Laptop Empires were back at it again dropping knowledge on side hustling, earning money and managing the craziness that can be an online business. This episode focused on four main reasons that side hustles tend to fail. From monetization to doing what fits best for you and dozens of other value bombs, it’s a great listen for anyone currently or looking to make some extra cash.
BUSINESS & BLOGGING PODCAST EPISODES
Building a Business and Brand with Your Spouse from The Money & Media Podcast
The support of your significant other on a project or career is amazing. Imagine the combined powers of being engaged and invested on a business together? Tai & Talaat McNeely from His and Her Money stopped by The Money & Media Podcast to give some insights into building a business as a couple.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY PODCAST EPISODES
Leveraging Fear from Financial Freedom
The 3rd episode of Grant from Millennial Money’s new podcast Financial Freedom saw Akshay Nanavati join the show to discuss embracing fear. Often we run from fear and avoid that feeling at all costs. However, there are benefits to your finances, health and general wellness to taking advantage of fear to make major gains in your life.
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That’s it for now Momentum Makers!
Have a great weekend.