Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 36 [Oct 20]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
For those of you new to the site or just checking in, every Saturday I publish the Weekly Roundup – Momentum’s Finest.
It’s a feature to profile blog posts and podcast episodes from around the personal finance community. Topics generally include investing, budgeting, making money, career growth, life hacks, productivity and more.
This week we’ve got 11 blog posts (including mine) and 5 podcast episodes.
MY POSTS THIS WEEK
- 9 Beginner Minimalism Tips To Start Simplifying Your Life: Want to simplify and declutter your life through the concepts of a minimalist lifestyle? Check out these 9+ beginner minimalism tips to get you started.
- Momentum Series Interview – Savvy New Canadians: Financial Education And Inspiration: This week’s Momentum Series Interview is with Enoch from the personal finance blog Savvy New Canadians. We discuss his financial journey, smart money moves, blogging and more.
- 7 Effective Money Habits And Mindsets To Help Your Personal Finance Journey: Looking for a way to take control of your personal finances? Check out these 7 effective money habits and mindsets that will help you at all stages in life.
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PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
How Fantasy Football Teaches You to Be Better at Personal Finance from MikedUp Blog on The Rich Miser
As an avid fan of both personal finance and football, this immediately caught my attention. There are financial and life lessons all around us. As Mike from MikedUp Blog shares on this guest post on The Rich Miser, fantasy football helps make him a better business owner and improves his financial habits.
Investing Deathmatch: Investing in the Stock Market vs. Just…Not from Bitches Get Riches
GIFS? Yes. Facts? Yes. Actionable Advice? Yes. Piggy from Bitches Get Riches nails it with another great post. This post focuses on the grudge match between investing in the market vs. parking money in a savings account. Who do you think won?
3 Real Life Situations That Require A Huge @$$ Emergency Fund from Defined Sight
We hear a lot about emergency and opportunity funds in the personal finance community. Protect yourself and also take advantage of opportunities that arise. Mrs. Defined Sight shares 3 real life examples of where these have come into play and just how important those funds can be.
20 Signs That You’re Financially Stable from Well Kept Wallet
Laurie from Well Kept Wallet outlines 20 headlines to help determine if you’re financially stable. From reducing stress to continually pushing your goals further, being financially stable is an optimal state. Run through the 20 different signs and see where you stand on the 0-20 score range.
What If Frugality Is Not In Your DNA? from Money Scrap
Being frugal is so easy, right? Buy used, bargain hunt, shop smart. Save more, invest more and retire early. But personal finances are personal and so are habits and behavior. We’re each unique and being frugal isn’t in everyone’s DNA as Caroline from Money Scrap explores here.
How to Avoid FOMO When Investing from Passive Income MD
FOMO doesn’t just come in the form of Instagram, vacations and nights out on the town. If you talk money with friends, family and colleagues or follow markets in the media, odds are at some point in your investing journey you might experience some FOMO. Chatter of a hot stock rocketing in price or new company making waves that “you need to get in on”. Passive Income MD is here to deliver some tips and strategies to avoid FOMO and stick to your plan.
The Best Stock Market, Finance and Wall Street Movies Of All Time from DAYTRADINGz
If you’re a fan of movies and documentaries on money, Wall Street, investing and finances in general, Alexander of DAYTRADINGz pulled together this list of 44+ options to help you out. With the shifting weather to Fall and Winter conditions, you might have some R&R time inside to throw on one of these flicks. Entertainment and education (in some instances).
BUSINESS & BLOGGING BLOG POSTS
Authors, Bloggers, And Brands Guide To Free Backlinks And More Traffic from Michael Dinich
Are you a content creator? Want to get featured, share your story, build backlinks and generate traffic? Michael Dinich has you covered with this guide featuring 20+ websites and resources that can help you do just that.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
How to Invest in Real Estate—The Ultimate Show for Getting Started from BiggerPockets
The BiggerPockets duo, Josh and Brandon, have released a new book How To Invest In Real Estate. To help kick that off they invited 11 different members of the BiggerPockets community onto the podcast to discuss their real estate investing stories, advice and more.
Quitting your Job to Pursue Entrepreneurship from His and Her FI
Jamila from Journey To Launch joined the His and Her FI Podcast to share her story of discovering FI, leaving her job to pursue full-time entrepreneurship and the emotional side of money. It’s a great chat with lots of inspiration and first-hand experience on chasing the life you want.
The White Coat Investor | Origin Story from Choose FI
The White Coat Investor is one of the most referenced, visited and influential personal finance and investing websites, podcasts and communities. The founder, Dr. James Dahle, took the guest seat on Choose FI to peel back his story from start to present day. I really enjoyed this episode and it’s jammed with advice, tips and resources to help master your money.
Student loans are a major issue that the vast majority of post-secondary graduates are dealing with. It’s an anchor and weight for many while you slowly chip away at what can seem like a daunting task. Travis from The Student Loan Planner is well-versed in the world of student loans. He recently joined Chris at The Money Peach Podcast to open the book to discuss the expert advice he’s accrued from helping over 1,000 people pay off over $300 million in loans.
Playing with FIRE from Mad Fientist Financial Independence Podcast
The FIRE (financial independence retire early) movement continues to gain steam and become an increasingly more popular, frequently used term outside just the PF/FIRE community. Travis Shakespeare, the director and executive producer of the upcoming documentary Playing with FIRE, sat down with a man well-versed in the subject, the Mad Fientist. They discuss the upcoming film, Travis’ main takeaways on the FIRE movement and a handful of other topics.
Another weekend is underway and another edition of the Weekly Roundup comes to a close.
If you’re looking for some other posts to help take control of your money and life:
- Best Personal Finance Podcasts – 30+ Money, Investing And Side Hustle Shows
- Waking Up At 5AM Changed My Life – Win The Morning, Win The Day
- 89 Personal Finance Tips – Budget, Save, Make, Invest & Better Manage Your Money
- 15 Smart Money Moves You Can (Easily) Make This Month
- How To Make $1,000 Quick: 9+ Fast Ways To Earn Money When You Need It
Enjoy your Saturday!