Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 33 [Sept 29]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
FinCon 2018 is going down in Orlando this weekend. What is FinCon? It’s a personal finance conference for money nerds around the world to get together.Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend this year after planning on it. Hopefully next year I will get that opportunity.
You can checkout more of the details on FinCon here.
Anyways, let’s get right to this! Volume 33 of Momentum’s Finest features 12 blog posts and 6 podcast episodes to fill your personal finance, investing and general wellness content needs.
Here we go…
MY POSTS THIS WEEK
- 17+ Of The Best Free Money Apps To Get Cash Back, Make Money, Save Money & Invest: Check out 17+ of the best free money apps and digital services to help you save and make more money plus invest smarter and earn cash back with the click of a mouse or tap of a phone.
- Momentum Series Interview – The Three Year Experiment: Location Independence: This week’s Momentum Series interview is with the great personal finance blogger Laurie at The Three Year Experiment. We discuss family, finances, location independence, adventures, blogging and more.
- Pay Yourself First – The Surefire Way To Reach Your Financial Goals: Pay yourself first to reach your financial goals and build wealth. Automate saving, investing and paying off debt by making YOU the priority for your money.
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PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
We hear a lot about the power of compound interest in regards to our investing timelines. Zach at Four Pillar Freedom pulled together a case study and visualization to highlight just how powerful it is as time progresses. Check out the post to see the returns in the first 10 years vs. the second 10 years.
Dave Ramsey has helped millions of readers, listeners and conference attendees with their debt and personal finance journeys. His ‘Baby Steps’ program is a system he recommends to help people take control of their money. Liz at Less Debt More Wine counterpoints those steps and showcases some areas where those steps might not work best for your finances.
Four Ways to Boost Investment Returns Without Additional Risk from White Coat Investor on Physician on FIRE
So many of the elements of investing are out of your control yet we all want to garner the best returns possible. As the White Coat Investor highlights in this post on Physician on FIRE, there are some areas we can control to help improve those gains without additional risk or drastic measures.
162 Frugal Living Tips To Try In 2019 from Life and a Budget
With the Holidays coming up and New Year just around the corner, why not get started on mastering the money you have and how you spend it? Frugal living isn’t about depriving yourself, it’s about spending less on what doesn’t matter so you can spend on what does. This monster list from Latoya from Life and a Budget shares 162 different tactics to save in your everyday life.
What Exactly Does Renters Insurance Cover and Do I Need It? from Listen Money Matters
With the exponential growth in the cost of real estate across some of North America’s biggest cities, renting has become the solution to many young professionals and families. One area that might not be considered as an apartment or condo dweller is renters insurance to protect all yourself and your valuables. Candice from Listen Money Matters gives you the 101 and all the details on renters insurance in this great post.
Finding the Fun in FIRE from FIREthe9to5
The FIRE (financial independence retire early) movement continues to spread. If you leave traditional 9-5 career work, what will you do with that open time? How will you spend those hours? This article from FIREthe9to5 shares the hobbies and pastimes that will become the new normal once that time of FIRE arrives.
Warning Signs that I Am a Personal Finance Addict from Chronicles of a Father With Cents
Kris at Chronicles of a Father With Cents has a confession to make in his post as he’s discovered some warning signs that he might be a personal finance addict. As taking control of your money and life becomes top of mind you start to see some wins and momentum building. That generally creates a desire for more – more earning, more saving, more content and more engagement with your finances in all areas of your life.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
How To Simplify Your Life When All Around Is Chaos! From Tuppennys FIREplace
Life can come at you fast. Deadlines, late nights, early mornings, kids, significant others, career, money, health, etc. Things can get a little chaotic. Tuppennys FIREplace provides some great, actionable tactics to simplify your life when chaos and stress might be a too frequent feeling.
How to Start Going Green – 13 Easy and Effective Ways! From MikedUp Blog
One area of my life I know I need to actively make an effort to improve on is being sustainable and green by doing my part to protect the future of this environment, planet and people. Mike at MikedUp Blog highlights 13 ways you can start going green in a cost-effective yet easy to implement manner. This has inspired me to start making improvements and doing (more of) my part.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
How I Reached Financial Independence through Real Estate from Afford Anything
Coach Chad Carson joins Paula Pant on Afford Anything to discuss real estate investing and the role it’s played on his financial independence journey. Chad recently released a book on the topic as well. He has a great story and tons on insight on finances, real estate, travel, family and more.
Machine Learning in Investing from Invest from Invest Like The Best
AI and machine learning is becoming a more frequent discussion point in the worlds of FinTech and investing. Who better to discuss the topic than Patrick from Invest Like The Best and Jeremiah Lowin of Prefect? It’s a fascinating discussion on data, models, markets and the overall role of machine learning throughout investing.
How To Become Financially Independent at 39 from Well Kept Wallet
Already mentioned above in the blog post section was Physician on FIRE (to share the post White Coat Investor hosted on PoF). Now we’re showcasing his podcast episode with Well Kept Wallet where he discusses his path to financial independence. If you’re a reader of PoF you know he always delivers actionable advice and this episode is no different.
Sustainability and FI Through Dumpster Diving from FIRE Drill Podcast
This podcast opened my eyes to a whole new world and subset of people. The “freegans” aim to make the world a better, more sustainable place by taking advantage of the saying “one person’s garbage is another person’s treasure”. The FIRE Drill Podcast and their guest Laura really dig in here on sustainability, going green, social responsibility, dumpster diving and more.
How Real Estate Investing Allowed My Wife to Stay at Home With Our Kids from Marriage, Kids And Money
Another great episode on real estate investing and the positive impact it’s having on a family’s life. In this episode of Marriage, Kids And Money, Andy is joined by Joel Larsgaard of the Pour Not Poor podcast to chat about just that – real estate investing. From family finances to passive income, this is a must-listen for anyone interested in the potential returns and benefits real estate investing can have.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY PODCAST EPISODES
Your Guide to Becoming a Minimalist & Simplifying Your Life from Journey To Launch
The topic of minimalism continues to build momentum as people look to simplify their lives. One of the most iconic members of that minimalism movement is Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist. He hopped on Journey To Launch to share his story, how minimalism has changed his life, the role it can play in FIRE and a ton more.
Another week comes to a close!
Whether you plan to make a little money, save some cash or spend your hard earned dollars to have some fun, I hope you have a great one.
Get out there and enjoy the weekend with your family, friends and loved ones.