Weekly Roundup – Momentum’s Finest On Saturdays VOL 30 [Sept 8]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
For those of you who went back to school or took your kids in for this first week back, hopefully all is well in the academic world. For those of us just cruising along with our normal routines, cheers to the weekend!
It’s been another great week in the personal finance community so let’s get right into it.
Volume 30 of the Momentum’s Finest includes 12 blog posts and 5 podcast episodes.
MY POSTS THIS WEEK
- 14 Easy Ways To Start Saving For Holiday Shopping Now: Want to avoid breaking the budget or overspending this Christmas? Use these 14 easy ways to start saving for Holiday shopping. It’s never too early to start so make a plan, earn some extra cash and save more by spending smarter this year.
- Momentum Series Interview – The Financial Journeyman – Deciding To Be Free: This week’s interview is with Dave from the personal finance blog The Financial Journeyman. Dave stops by to share his financial journey, top money resources, what financial freedom means to him, blogging experiences and more.
- Best Paid Survey Sites For Americans And Canadians: Want to earn some extra money online to reach your financial goals? Check out 19+ of the best paid survey sites for Americans and Canadians to make money by sharing your opinion.
SEPTEMBER GIVEAWAY – TIM FERRISS BOOK PRIZE PACK
Want to receive all Making Momentum’s content to help take control of your money and life? Plus be eligible for our Monthly Giveaways to Momentum’s Finest subscribers. September features a dual book prize pack from Tim Ferriss.
PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
Growing Up in the Ghetto: From the Projects to Home Ownership from Peerless Money Mentor
What a read from Jerry at Peerless Money Mentor! Honest, personal and well-crafted, I was picturing the story he was painting like a movie playing out. Jerry reflects on growing up in the projects of Baton Rouge, LA before moving to a new neighbourhood in high school. So many life lessons and experiences that helped shaped the present day. Great post!
40+ Amazing Products You Can Buy Today to Save Money in the Future from Vital Dollar
Sometimes you need to spend a little money, to save some money in the long term. Whether it’s with energy efficient household items or various kitchen items, Marc from Vital Dollar showcases 40+ different products aimed to help you do just that.
Tax Credits, Saving Thousands Not Just For The Rich from Michael Dinich
Taxes are one of the most under discussed and explored topics within the personal finance community. Whether it’s because of the perceived complexities, uniqueness of each situation or lack of “sizzle”, it’s an area that doesn’t get as much shine. Thankfully, Michael Dinich is here to share the SPECIAL rules to save money in taxes. SPECIAL is an acronym Michael devised to help you out with 7 key strategies to better manage your taxes. Head on over to read the insights!
BUSINESS & BLOGGING BLOG POSTS
Secrets of Successful Six-Figure Bloggers from Sally Miller on Believe In A Budget
Sally Miller penned this guest post on Believe In A Budget. The focus? The secrets of successful bloggers making a full-time living on their websites. What I liked most about this is that the 5 key habits are applicable to our personal and professional lives too, not just blogging. Head over to read the full post and see why it transcends more than blogging.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
After The Cubical: Life Is Good Just Not Quite Zemplified from Life Zemplified
Amy at Life Zemplified left the 9-5 career almost 7 months ago and reflects back on life since that big change. From launching two websites to spending time with her granddaughter and shifting to life without the additional paycheck, it’s an interesting read to see what the big adjustments are like.
Overcoming Addiction – From a Parent’s Perspective / Overcoming Addiction – A Recovering Addict’s Perspective from Money With A Purpose And Ms. Fiology
This feature is a unique double interview where Deanna from Ms. Fiology and Fred from Money With A Purpose shared their stories on one another’s websites. Deanna interviewed Fred on her blog about the parent’s perspective of handling a child’s addiction. Then in return, Fred interviewed Deanna about her own addiction story. Powerful stuff!
3 Years Waking Up Early Like Benjamin Franklin! from Budgets Are $exy
As a fellow early riser, I was happy to find J. Money from Budgets Are $exy was too. For the past 3 years, J. Money has been living the “Benjamin Franklin Scheme”. This “scheme” is the daily schedule Mr. Franklin followed from sunrise to sunset. J reflects on the benefits he’s had, why the early morning works for him, which areas of the “scheme” he has fallen short of and also the downsides of the early mornings.
Insignificance of Time: Leaving a Legacy from Full Time Finance
This post from Full Time Finance was a great, thought-provoking read about the role of time and legacy in our lives. The world around us changes fast, the impact we can have on it varies and the legacy we can leave to the next generation is fluid. Money, knowledge, positivity…what do you want to leave behind?
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
I’m debt free. Now what? from Marriage, Kids And Money
Andy from Marriage, Kids And Money received an email from a reader/listener who is approaching debt freedom and wonders what to do next week (with a baby upcoming). Andy delivers 5 wealth building strategies for Brian (the reader/listener) to explore as opportunities now that they have extra cash available every month.
Money Confessional: Common Money Mistakes and How To Avoid Them from MapleMoney Show
Two of my favourite personal finance content creators came together as the great JD Roth joined Tom Drake on the MapleMoney Show. The focus here is money mistakes, financial slip ups, recovering from them and how to avoid them moving forward. The 23 minute show is packed with actionable advice and insights.
How To Pay Off $140,000 Of Debt In 3.5 Years from Well Kept Wallet
$140,000 in 3.5 years?! I know, it might not be feasible for everyone based on your own living situation, career, etc. However, the mindset and strategies that Vincent Pugliese shares on the Well Kept Wallet Podcast are applicable across the board when it comes to paying off debt. Listen to the episode to hear more about Vincent’s story, the plan he put in place to conquer that debt and more.
BUSINESS & BLOGGING PODCAST EPISODES
Build the Freelance Dream with Facebook Ads from FIRE Drill Podcast
Mike Yanda from Laptop Empires jumped on the FIRE Drill Podcast to discuss his story, evolution as a full-time entrepreneur and role Facebook ads have played in that. I’m a big fan of the Laptop Empires podcast and brand Mike and Bobby (from Millennial Money) have built so this was a fun listen.
Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox from The Tim Ferriss Show
Drew Houston started a company that 99% of us have likely used or seen used at some point in our personal, professional or educational lives – DropBox. Originally started in 2007 and now one of the world’s leading business solution services, it’s safe to say it has been quite the ride for Drew. He recently joined Tim Ferriss to share his path to present day, time management tactics, business models, overcoming self doubt and negativity…plus so much more.
Another Volume of the Weekly Roundup – Momentum’s Finest comes to a close. Hopefully you enjoyed these posts and podcast episodes.
Did anyone really connect with you? Are there any other blog posts or podcasts episodes you’ve really enjoyed lately?
Let me know in the comments below.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!