Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 39 [Nov 10]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
With the end of the year approaching comes Holiday spending, New Year’s resolutions and tax season. Have you started your Holiday shopping? Are you making any lofty goals for 2019? How are your taxes and finances tracking as 2019 gets closer on the calendar?
Questions to consider with 2018 coming to an end. Anyways…
The content keeps rolling on in the personal finance blogging and podcasting communities. Volume 39 of Momentums Finest features 11 blog posts (including mine) and 7 podcast episodes.
MY POSTS THIS WEEK
- Checkout 51 Review – Free App To Earn Cash Back & Save Money On Groceries: Have you heard of Checkout 51? You can earn free cash back and save money on groceries with the app in both Canada and the USA. It’s free, legit and worth it.
- Momentum Series Interview – Ms Fiology: Redemption & Financial Independence: This week’s interview is with Deanna from the personal finance blog Ms Fiology. We discuss her financial journey, overcoming addiction, redemption, blogging and more.
- How To Make Money Online From Home In Canada (60+ Ways): No matter your skills and experience there are ways to make money online from home in Canada (and anywhere else). You can earn extra cash from your computer or phone for free.
PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
FIRE – Financial Independence, Retire Early or Retire Ever? from Life Zemplified
Amy from Life Zemplified takes a hard look at FIRE here while focusing heavily on the R (retirement) and spending/saving. The post includes a great collection of statistics, additional articles and insights from Amy, a believer and pursuer of FIRE.
Finding What You Value from Full Time Finance
What do you value? What brings you the most happiness and return in your life? Defining your values often gives you the road map on where your spending habits should reside. Full Time Finance shares thoughts on his own values and decision making models to help guide his spending.
Mainstream Media Misses the Mark on the FIRE Movement from Physician on FIRE
The steam behind FIRE is becoming hotter and more abundant in mainstream media. Podcasts, TV networks and publications are throwing their thoughts in the ring. Most often those thoughts are misguided and making improper assumptions about the general mindset of the FIRE movement. Physician on FIRE breaks down where the media is missing the mark.
Handcuffs and Hustles: Why Income Streams are Crucial from Wallet Hacks
The iron shackles and golden handcuffs are applicable analogies made by Jim of Wallet Hacks on constraining situations regarding your money and life. What’s the key to unlocking those shackles? Income streams.
BUSINESS & BLOGGING BLOG POSTS
How to Increase Blog Traffic: 7 Tips We Used to Drive 300,000 Page Views from The Savvy Couple
The Savvy Couple run a great blog…and it’s a blog that’s climbing up the steps of success in terms of reach, revenue and impact. This week they shared the strategies that have helped them grow their blog to over 300K page views over the last month. Kudos to them! Plenty of actionable tips for other bloggers to dive into.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
Healthy Habits – Being Unhealthy Is Expensive from The Finance Twins
The thought of living healthy often carries with it the (faulty) idea of dollar signs and higher expenses. Healthier foods, fitness memberships, etc. However, the cost of living unhealthy will more than likely supercede any of those costs tenfold as medical bills build up as you continue your journey in life. This article from The Finance Twins counterpoints 5 of the myths about building healthy habits.
Find Your Blue Door: How To Be Ready To Seize Opportunity from 43 Blue Doors
Everyone’s path in life is different and unique to their specific journey. However, when life presents an opportunity of value to you, you need to be able to seize it. 43 Blue Doors shares 5 steps to help find those opportunities and act on them.
7 Smart Ways To Set And Achieve Your Goals from My Twenty Cents
With New Year’s just around the corner and the opportunity to carve out resolutions and priorities for the year ahead, it’s a great time to revisit how to set and achieve goals. Janet at My Twenty Cents provides 7 smart ways to do just that.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
Welcome To The FI Community from Choose FI
The great podcast, Choose FI, has reached 100 episodes (not including their Friday roundups). Brad and Jonathan reflect on the podcast’s journey, reinforce the fundamentals of FI to new community members and share their own paths on this celebratory Centennial episode.
“Retired” At 24, Now Earning $1.5 Million Blogging from The FI Show
Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents joins The FI Show duo, Cody and Justin, to share her story. On the road to becoming a 7-figure blogging earner, Michelle was living paycheck to paycheck and paying off her student loans. That journey of passion, hardwork and commitment led her to full-time blogging, “retiring” from traditional work at 24 and now travelling the world by boat.
How To Help A Friend Who Makes Bad Money Decisions from Financial Grownup
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, daughter of Charles Schwab and head of the Charles Schwab Foundation, joins Bobbi Rebell on the Financial Grownup podcast to talk about helping your friends who might struggle with money. Carrie and Bobbi also dive into a handful of other helpful financial topics on this quick-hitting episode.
Paul Thompson and Doc G have launched a new podcast, The What’s Up Next Podcast, a show to discuss and explore financial independence. Episode 1 starts with a bang, featuring Coach Chad Carson, Gwen from Fiery Millennials and Miss Mazuma. The panel discuss the role of real estate on your path to FI.
BUSINESS & BLOGGING PODCAST EPISODES
The Power of Networking for Your Career, Business, and Life. Live at FinCon18 from MapleMoney Show
Networking (honest networking) will be a key tool in your career, business ventures and personal life throughout every stage of the journey. Tom from the MapleMoney Show hosted this podcast panel at FinCon 2018 with fellow bloggers to discuss just how powerful building connections can be.
The Truth About Entrepreneurship from BiggerPockets Money Show
The entrepreneurial lifestyle isn’t all beaches and flip flops. It can be stressful, pressure-filled and overbearing at times as Matt Giovanisci discusses with Scott and Mindy on the BiggerPockets Money Show. However, Matt wouldn’t want it any other way and it’s the lifestyle he wanted more than anything.
7 Proven Ways To Get Clients As A Freelancer from Laptop Empires
If you’re a freelancing or thinking of starting to side hustle as one by providing your skills and services, locking down clients is key. Not only for the obvious monetary reasons but also for the intrinsic rewards and reinforcement as you begin on that path. Mike and Bobby of Laptop Empires discuss their 7 proven ways to get clients.
Another edition of the Weekly Roundup Momentums Finest comes to a close!
What blog posts did you enjoy most this week?
Are there any other personal finance podcasts we should be checking out?
Let me know in the comments below.
MOMENTUM SERIES BLOGGER INTERVIEWS
Did you know there are now over 30 Momentum Series Interviews with other bloggers from the personal finance community? We’ve had the chance to chat with some amazing content creators on their personal finance journey, top money resources, life advice, blogging experiences and more.
…plus many, many more!