Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 38 [Nov 3]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
How was your week? Was there any Halloween fun around the office or with the family and friends?
It’s cold and wet up here in Toronto but I’m looking forward to rounding out 2018 with some extra motivation in both my personal and professional life. 2019 is going to bring some big life changes so it’s full steam ahead over the next 2 months to prepare.
Let’s get rolling with Volume 38 of the Momenums Finest featuring 12 blog posts (including mine) and 5 podcast episodes.
MY POSTS THIS WEEK
- Save Money On Groceries – 13 Easy Ways To Save On Food: Do you want to save some extra dollars on your grocery bills? From the planning before you go to the store, to your time at the store and after you get home, these are 13 easy ways to save money on groceries.
- Momentum Series Interview – Life For The Better: Finances, Mindset & Tiny House Living: This week’s interview is with the Tim from Life For The Better. Tim shares his financial journey, top money resources, tiny house living and much more.
- SPG Amex Canada Review – Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card: The changes to the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card make it one of the best Canadian travel rewards cards. Check out this full SPG Amex Canada review to see the card’s benefits, perks and key details.
PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
Another “rant” from ESI Money! This one focuses on building wealth after receiving a reader email about lower income earners. It’s hard to become wealthy without all 3 facets of the three-legged stool of ESI (earn, save, invest) working together. The “E” gets most of the attention from ESI in this post.
Balancing Money and Life: Do You Believe Money ≠ Happiness? from Why We Money
Does money equal happiness to you? When you close your eyes and picture the ideal state, how much of a role does money play in that? How about money for today vs. money for tomorrow? Amanda at Why We Money digs into the balance between money and life in this post while discussing knowing your why, values and focus.
The Guide on Tax Efficient Investing in Canada from Gen Y Money
This post from Gen Y Money provides a great framework and overview on tax efficient investing for those of us north of the border. Understanding your portfolio and what assets are most effective where is key to maximizing returns. Don’t let taxes be an anchor on your portfolio!
Simple Financial Independence Math from Be Net Worthy
Sometimes you just need to crunch the numbers to find out the feasibility of your financial goals. Be Net Worthy breaks down the simple financial independence math: savings rate, annual expenses and portfolio size.
50+ of the Best Personal Finance Blogs You Should Be Following from Vital Dollar
One of the best ways to take control of your money and life is to learn from others and consider different viewpoints. Accruing knowledge from the collective on money, investing, career growth, etc. has never been easier thanks to the ease of access to information. Marc from Vital Dollar highlights 50+ personal finance blogs for you to connect with.
BUSINESS & BLOGGING BLOG POSTS
How To Grow Your Blog To 250K Monthly Pageviews In Less Than A Year from Michael Dinich on Millennial Money
Blogging can be a serious business opportunity and chance to connect, grow and learn alongside a community of like-minded people. Sometimes (most of the time) it takes a while to really hit your stride and grow. However, for others they can fast-track that success with hardwork, a focused effort and doing things a little differently. Michael Dinich outlines the tactics he used to grow his blog to over 250K monthly pageviews in less than a year with this advice-filled guest post on Millennial Money.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
Hey Cancer…You Picked The Wrong Bitch from MikedUp Blog
This is a double feature from MikedUp Blog (Part 1 and Part 2) that I’m sure we can all relate to in someway as it’s likely played a role in our own lives; cancer. This highlights the story of Jen, a breast cancer survivor and how she fought back. It’s a doozy of a post(s), so set some time inside and dig in.
20 New Places in 20 Days (And Why Your City Might Be Cooler Than You Think) from Four Pillar Freedom
The place where you live likely has a lot more to offer than you realize. Sometimes you just need to get off the beaten path or keep your head up as you walk the streets to discover new places. Zach at Four Pillar Freedom made a vested effort to find 20 new places in 20 days and in turn, has inspired me to do the same.
Setting a Routine for Success from The Mastermind Within
If you’ve read the blog before you know I’m a fan of systems and routines to ideally spike productivity or alleviate more time to focus on what brings the most value (or return). Erik at The Mastermind Within is doubling down to create a routine for success and take action.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
Why You Need a F*** Off Fund from Mo’ Money Podcast
Joining Jessica Moorhouse on the Mo’ Money Podcast is writer and author Paulette Perhach. The episode discusses her article that garnered some big acclaim, A Story of a F*** Off Fund, professional writing, emergency funds, will power and much more.
Don’t Time the Market from Marriage, Kids And Money
Andy from Marriage, Kids And Money welcomes Rocky Lalvani, a life and money coach, onto the podcast. Rocky built this wealth through a focus on family, frugality, real estate and long-term investing. “Time in the market, not time the market” is a common saying thrown around in regards to investing and Rocky helps shed light on how that’s served him through the tenuous times.
5 Simple Rules That Will Help You Make Better Financial Decisions from Listen Money Matters
The world of personal finance blogging and podcasting helps share dozens of different metrics, rules and frameworks to master your money. The duo at Listen Money Matters have boiled down five of them that can be the most simple, yet effective, to help you make more informed financial decisions.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY PODCAST EPISODES
Seth Godin on How to Say “No,” Market Like a Professional, and Win at Life from The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss and Seth Godin? Yes, please. The author of 18 best selling books joins Tim to discuss work, productivity, saying no, promoting your work, finding your tribe and like 100 other topics. If you’re a Ferriss and Godin fan, the only thing to do is hit play.
How to Build Incredible Habits from Afford Anything
We all have habits and tendencies that hold us back in our professional and personal lives. It’s human nature. However, James Clear has spent countless hours analyzing human behavior in order to identify how we can all improve and best master our habits. James was the guest on a recent episode of Afford Anything with Paula Pant and shed lights on actionable advice applicable to all.
Another volume of Momentums Finest comes to a close. Hopefully you got inspired and enjoyed the content included this week. It’s an amazing time to be connected to the personal finance and personal development blogging and podcasting communities.
So much great content is being produced!
The Holidays And Your Personal Finances
The Holidays are coming up quickly, so check out 14 easy ways to save and make money for the Holidays. Don’t let the Holidays break all the great work you’ve done in 2018 with your personal finances.