Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 32 [Sept 22]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
I’m back from a late-summer vacation, relaxed and refreshed. Hopefully you had a great summer and all is well as we round out September.
This week we’ve got a jam-packed volume of Momentum’s Finest featuring 12 blog posts, a special shout out to a new website and 6 podcast episodes.
MY POSTS THIS WEEK
- 7 Must Read Personal Finance Books For Canadians (…And Everyone Else): Want to take control of your money and life? Here are 7 of the best, must read personal finance books on saving, investing, retirement & more.
- Momentum Series Interview – Apathy Ends: Take Action, Build Wealth: This interview is with the personal finance blogger Apathy Ends. He stops by to share his financial journey, pursuing financial independence, growing his professional income, blogging experiences and much more.
- Building Good Money Habits – Make Your Own Money Momentum: Building good money habits from the start of our financial journey creates an interconnected web of wealth opportunities. String together the good money habits of spending less, investing correctly and earning more.
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PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
How To Get Your Kids Interested In Money Management from Financially Mint on The Humble Penny
Inspiring financial literacy for the next generation is a key focus for many personal finance bloggers. Araminta from Financially Mint provides this guest post on the The Humble Penny that holds true to that focus and shares some great tips and tactics to get your kids interested in money. From making it fun to getting your kids to think long term and building habits, it’s a framework to start building those money management skills.
How Being Poor Helps Me Be Happier In Life from Frugal Asian Finance
After 30 years of living close to the poverty line, Mrs. Frugal Asian Finance realized that being poor also helped make her happier in life. Mrs. FAF showcases 5 different areas of her life that highlight this theme. It’s a great read on being content, finding what matters to you and vision for the what the future might hold.
10 Steps To Success For New Investors from Money With A Purpose on Personal Finance For Beginners
Fred from Money With A Purpose crafted this guest post on Personal Finance For Beginners speaking to new investors. The 10 steps that Fred sheds light on run a new investor through the journey of building a financial plan and core money skills and knowledge to ensure you can achieve your goals and build wealth for the future.
Advice To An 18 Year Old With A Full-Time Income from Why We Money
This is one of those blog posts that I wish I read when I was 18 – 22 years old and starting to earn some cash on my own. Amanda from Why We Money penned this article of advice for her own 18 year old son who is off earning a full-time living with the Air Force. Grasping the fundamentals of personal finance and financial literacy at the age of 18 would set you up for amazing opportunities, so big respect to Amanda for providing that path.
Your Personal Savings Rate – The Most Important Thing You Can Track from The Finance Twins
There are dozens of metrics and ratios to measure different areas of your personal finances. One key metric, or as The Finance Twins write here – the most important, is your personal savings rate. The Finance Twins outline the what, why and how in this great post aimed to get you tracking and improving your own personal savings rate.
$50 A Day Early Retirement Strategy from Millennial Money
Grant at Millennial Money breaks down early retirement (a subject he’s well versed in given he retired from traditional work in his early 30s) including the mindset he had based around $50 a day when starting. That snowballed quickly as the post outlines. Grant then goes on to share his 7 step early retirement strategy. It’s a monster post but well worth reading every word.
How To Fund Your Fun from Smile and Conquer
Budgeting isn’t exactly the most exciting or freedom delivering process. It’s generally about cutting back or increasing efficiencies. Well, Sarah from Smile and Conquer is here to showcase that budgeting can deliver guilt-free spending and fund your fun with backwards budgeting.
Regretting Your Past Money Mistakes Isn’t Helpful from Half Banked
I’ve made many money mistakes (as I touched on here) and will continue to do so. They used to haunt me and I’d crunch numbers to see how much higher my net worth could’ve been if I hadn’t made them. Could’ve, would’ve, should’ve. Desirae at Half Banked wants you to cut yourself some slack and learn from your mistakes instead of constantly holding them over your head.
9 Steps to Crush Debt & Reach Debt Freedom from Spills Spot
Matt from Spills Spot recently reached debt freedom when he and his wife paid off the remainder of their student loans and car loan. What a freeing feeling! How did they do it? Matt shares the 9 steps they used to crush their debt and reach their goal. From determining your “why” to increasing your income and celebrating your progress, conquer that mountain and crush your debt.
THE MONEY MIX
This is a special shoutout to Mr. Thrifty for the launch of his new website and personal finance platform, The Money Mix. As noted on the “Why” page: The Money Mix exists to bring the latest and greatest money and financial news, stories, and articles together at one place.
I encourage you to go check it out, register your blog if you have one, vote in the The Money Jukebox and dive into all the great content being shared.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
Getting Serious About Paying Off Debt from BiggerPockets Money Show
Phillip Taylor from PTMoney and FinCon joined Scott and Mindy on the BiggerPockets Money Show to talk about paying off debt. Not just chipping away at it, but getting serious about it based on his own experiences and debt repayment journey. From the bad decisions he made earlier in life to the amazing things PT does for the community now, it’s a great listen and there are tons of insights and knowledge bombs along the way.
Managing Money Through Life’s Stages from Everyday Money Show
A man with a ton of experience within the personal finance community, Joseph Hogue, hopped on the Everyday Money Show this week. Joseph has launched 3 personal finance blogs, authored 10 books and runs a great YouTube channel. The episode focuses on the skills, mindset and strategies behind managing money at different points in your financial journey and lifetime. Great listen!
Crush Those Student Loans! from The Simple Minded Millennial Podcast
Erik from The Mastermind Within and Steph from Simplistic Steph recently launched their new podcast, The Simple Minded Millennial Podcast. The most recent episode focuses on crushing your student loans, a common theme in this roundup but also a common financial issue that many (most) millennials deal with. The duo discuss the ins and outs of getting into debt and paying off student loans, tactics to crush your debt and ridding yourself of the evil that is debt.
What It Means To Be a Financial Grownup from Mo’ Money Podcast
We all want to be financial grownups and continue to master our money. Thankfully, Jessica from Mo’ Money Podcast brings on a guest to discuss just what it means to be a financial grownup. Joining her is Bobbi Rebell from The Financial Grownup (a great podcast) who is also a CFP, author, keynotes speaker and more. This was a motivating episode to help get your mind and energy focused on taking the next step in reaching what you want most in life.
11 Reasons Why You’re Not Making MORE Money from The Stacking Benjamins Show
This Friday edition of The Stacking Benjamins Show had the whole crew of Joe, OG, Paula and Len discussing a recent blog post that focused on reasons you aren’t making more money in life. The group deep dives into this topic including everything from entrepreneurs, freelancing, side hustles, lack of wage inflation and a ton more. Not to mention some trivia and listener voicemails. Plus it includes the usual antics of a Friday Stacking Benjamins Show.
BUSINESS & BLOGGING PODCAST EPISODES
BONUS: Round 4 blogosphere chat with Bobby Hoyt from Do You Even Blog
This is round 4 of the great chats between Pete from Do You Even Blog and Bobby from Millennial Money Man. If you haven’t listened to the first 3, I highly encourage it. Each of these episodes are just open, honest and unedited conversations about blogging, business, entrepreneurism and life. Two great bloggers with lots of experience and insight into building a community and making a difference.
Hopefully you enjoyed Volume 32 of the Momentum’s Finest!
Want to check out some of the Momentum Series Interviews with other great personal finance bloggers from around the community?
Head over to the full Momentum Series Archives to see how these individuals are taking control of their money and life. Plus get to know some of their backstories, biggest successes, blogging experiences and more.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!