Weekly Roundup – Momentum’s Finest On Saturdays VOL 28 [Aug 25]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
The close of summer is approaching so i hope you can make the most of these last weekends with your family and friends.
The summer is coming to an end but the great content across the personal finance community is not! This week we’ve got 13 blog posts and 7 podcast episodes in Volume 28 of Momentum’s Finest.
Let’s get into this…
MY POSTS THIS WEEK
- Canadian Money Apps & Services – To Help You Make, Save & Manage Money: Similar to our American neighbours, Canadians have access to a great collection of apps and services to help master their money. Here are 25+ aimed to support your personal finances.
- Momentum Series Interview – Duke of Dollars: Building Your Financial Kingdom: This week Chris from the personal finance blog Duke of Dollars stopped by the Momentum Series to chat about his financial journey, conquering debt, building a financial kingdom and more.
- Productivity Tools – 17 Apps To Save Time, Money & Stress: Mastering your time, planning and goal setting can be greatly aided through the support of various productivity tools. This post includes 17 different apps for use in your professional and personal life.
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PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
Your 26-Step Blueprint For Building A Bullet-Proof Budget from The Financial Freedom Project
This post from The Financial Freedom Project focuses on mastering your budget to create a money management system that is unstoppable. It’s the conclusion of an extended 26-part Master Your Money Series with each headline connecting to an accompanying article on a different area of your finances. What a resource!
Want to grow your career income and advance in your profession? Check out this legit (and big) guide from Chief Mom Officer featuring actionable advice and resources built around 8 key sections. A short anecdote about the post wouldn’t do it justice so head over and dive into the full article.
This Former Janitor Used His Crappy Job to Become A Multi-Millionaire from FI Introvert
There’s a certain Stephen you might’ve heard of who used to be a janitor and laundry man who then parlayed that into becoming a world renowned author – Stephen King. Drew at the FI Introvert opened my eyes to the backstory about Mr. King in this post. The bulk of the post is the great insights Drew ties back into how you can change your own journey based on the lessons from Stephen’s own life.
100+ Ways Frugal People Save Money Everyday from Savvy New Canadians
Are you looking for a master list of ideas to save money? Look no further than this recent post from Enoch at Savvy New Canadians. Quick-hitting tips, tricks and resources to help you put some extra cash back into your account throughout everyday life.
We Spent $43,486 To RV For One Year – How to Spend Way Too Much Full-Time RVing from Trailing Away on Making Sense of Cents
I always enjoy opening the door into lifestyles of others adventuring this crazy thing called life in ways much different than my own. This week on Making Sense of Cents, Michelle hosted a guest post from Brooke and Buddy from Trailing Away. The duo stopped by to share their adventures and holistic uncovering of their finances after full-time RV’ing for the past year. Quite an insight into the potential costs here but also reflections on how they could’ve done this more efficiently.
The great pursuit of financial independence (or FI)! This post from Carl at MoneyMow shares his own experiences on four different ways to reach this freedom goal. Carl then compares each of the four methods against evaluation categories of Frugality, Time, Risk & Control. Plus gives recommendations on what might fit best for you given your lifestyle, needs and wants.
The Cost Of The Big Three Expenses By State from Accidental FIRE
Another amazing visual from Accidental FIRE! The blog always does an amazing job of showcasing financial data in graphically enticing ways. The focus here is ‘the big 3 expenses’ in America, a.k.a housing, transportation and food. Unique insights into the average costs across each state with the priciest being New Jersey and most cost-effective being West Virginia.
Master Money In Your 20’s. Execute Dreams In Your 30’s from Wealth Well Done
This is the type of post I’d loved to have read in my early 20’s. Billy at Wealth Well Done lays out some foundational financial advice to help springboard financial success earlier in life so you can fast-track your financial goals, future freedom and control. Brass tacks to help put you on the right path early in life!
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
10 Life Lessons I Learned From Doing A Master Degree Abroad from My Twenty Cents
Janet from My Twenty Cents, a fellow Canadian, completed a Masters abroad in Switzerland. Janet reflects here on 10 life lessons outside the textbooks that she gained during this time. From balancing priorities to stopping the comparison game or networking and missing loved ones back home, I can relate and have an upcoming post on the lessons I learned moving across the country and leaving everyone behind.
35 Life Lessons By 35 from The Give and Get
More life lessons! In this post, Lisa from The Give and Get hit the 35 market and shares 35 lessons collected over her days thus far. The topics stretch across self-improvement, finance, mental health, relationships, beauty and more. Lots of tidbits to consider!
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
Retail Path To FI from Choose FI
Robert from The College Investor runs one of the biggest personal finance websites on the Internet. Like 2.4 million monthly visitors big. Robert sits down in the Choose FI guest seat to discuss his financial journey, different approach to FI, success in the retail industry, building his blog and so much more.
This marked episode 100 of Invest Like The Best! Patrick’s guest is Brent Beshore from Adventur.es. Brent and his team have been part of over 12,000 business deals at varying levels and he’s gained a lifetime of knowledge on money, investing, value, markets and a handful of insights in different areas of wealth building. I’m going to have to re-listen to this one, tons of value!
Choosing Financial Independence from The FIRE Drill Podcast
A meeting of the FI minds took place this week on The FIRE Drill Podcast when Jonathan and Brandon from Choose FI joined J and Gwen as guests. Yes, Choose FI is featured twice in this week’s Momentum’s Finest. From mastering your money and taking risks to what’s ahead for Choose FI and expectations for the FI movement in the future, it’s a great listen.
How to Find Two Million Dollars in the Morning from Optimal Finance Daily
This blogcast from Optimal Finance Daily narrates a 2016 blog post from James Altucher. The post from James explores the idea of how to find two million dollars in the morning. Catchy title! The theme here isn’t just about the money, it’s about the choices we make in life, doing what you say, diligence, luck and investing.
The Power of Small Daily Money Habits from Millennial Money
Small wins. Baby steps. One foot in front of the other. Making momentum slowly and surely. It works as a kid and it works as an adult in various aspects of your…including your finances. Shannah from Millennial Money welcomes the CEO of the FinTech app Clarity Money to discuss the power of daily habits with your finances.
SIDE HUSTLE PODCAST EPISODES
Crafty Mompreneur Brings In $12,000 In Eight Weeks from Side Hustle School
On Side Hustle School we’re introduced to May, a hardworking Mom looking to earn some additional money for the household, launched a business venture after identifying an opportunity connected to after-school classes for students. Many parents working late were looking for programs to keep their children engaged once the traditional school hours ended. That’s where May came in to combine her passion for crafts and parentings – she started Creative Kidz Crafts and within the first 8 weeks made $12,000.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY PODCAST EPISODES
How to Live Life on Your Own Terms from Tim Ferriss
In this episode Tim Ferriss was joined by Jason Fried, the CEO of Basecamp and author of various books. Par for the course with Tim, the discussion touches on various topics including being yourself, confidence, decision making, goal-setting and a dozen other subjects rooted in living life how you want it.
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Plus here is a post highlighting 55 great Udemy courses for millennials, side hustlers and entrepreneurs.
THAT’S A WRAP
That’s it for this week as another edition of Momentum’s Finest comes to a close! Hopefully you enjoyed the great blog posts and podcast episodes.
Let me know in the comments below!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and summer.