Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 42 [Dec 1]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
Did you get in on the Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping?
I tried to tackle some of my Christmas shopping, stock up on a few household/grocery items and sprinkled in a few other items. All stuff I needed to buy at some point and figured I may as well jump in on the deals. I’d never shame anyone for having some fun and taking advantage of the sales. However, hopefully there was no debt accumulated or troublesome spending in your household.
One purchase I did make that I’m very excited for is the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. I’ve heard some amazing things about it and I can’t wait to dive in. It’s about consistent improvements in your life. From building effective habits, systems, time management, motivation, bouncing back…it’s a book right up my alley.
Here we go with Volume 42 of Momentums Finest featuring 11 blog posts (including mine) and 5 podcast episodes.
- Best Personal Finance Podcast Episodes: 25+ Must Listen Pieces Of Financial Advice: Are you looking for free financial advice on managing money, investing, side hustles or FIRE? Here are 25+ of the best personal finance podcast episodes.
- Momentum Series Interview – Why We Money: Balance & Financial Independence: This interview is with Amanda from the personal finance blog Why We Money. Amanda shares her financial journey, top money resources, thoughts on balance and financial independence, blogging experiences and much more.
- How To Make Money From Your Phone For Free: 35+ Apps & Easy Ways: Are you looking for easy ways to earn extra cash? Here are 35+ apps to help you make money from your phone for free. Unlock the power of your smartphone.
PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
How To Adult: Managing Your Money Like A Grown-Up from Personal Finance for Beginners
What does managing your money like an adult mean to you? When did that happen in your life and how did you identify you were now being financially responsible? What advice would you give to others to do? Aaron at Personal Finance For Beginners pulled together this great post covering those 3 questions with answers from 30+ financial bloggers.
3 Non-Financial Goals That Helped Me Save More Money In 2018 from The Financial Diet
As you look to set financial resolutions for 2019, look beyond just straight money focused goals. Sometimes it’s the goals outside finances that can help you make the most gains. Audrey, on The Financial Diet, shares 3 non-financial goals that made a big impact on her finances.
7 Personal Finance Gift Ideas For The PF Enthusiast from The College Investor
‘Tis the season! If you have a financial savvy family member or someone who is looking to take control of their money, why not get them a relevant gift this year? Alexa of The College Investor gives us 7 gift ideas for the PF enthusiast. Including board games, books and more.
How I Plan To Retire Happy By Including These 6 Things from Gen Y Money
Retirement might not be right around the corner for many of us (like myself) but how do you envision your lifestyle at that point? Gen Y Money highlights six things she plans to include in her daily retirement life in hopes of having a happy retirement.
5 Simple Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster from Young And The Invested
Signing that mortgage can be an empowering yet daunting feeling. An exciting time as you enter a new home and chapter of your life but also likely quite a heft level of debt. Riley from Young And The Invested shares 5 simple (yet effective) ways to help you pay off that mortgage faster.
How To Decide When It’s The Right Time To Invest from The New York Times
This is a really interesting interactive article/guide from The New York Times alongside Vanguard. The topic focuses on when you’re a new or inexperienced investor, how do you pick the right time to invest? You can click through different experiences based on headlines and market events to learn how those would impact your returns.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
Do Hard Things from Ms. Fiology
Deanna of Ms. Fiology spent a month tracking her efforts to do hard things. This included how many hard things she did, how many times she wanted to give and how many times she did give up (zero). Deanna shares the insights gained over this month in regards to her work and gives some sage advice on teamwork, time management and more. Great post!
Surround Yourself With People Who Make You Better from Spills Spot
As Jim Rohn’s famous statement goes “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. Matt from Spills Spot discusses this concept in a short after being inspired by a Tim Ferriss podcast where the “5 chimps theory” was discussed.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
Mike from MikedUpBlog.com from Chain of Wealth
Mike from MikedUp Blog (great guy, great blogger) sits down with the Chain of Wealth duo to chat about finances, millennials, investing and much more. It’s an episode packed with pillar points of managing money, how being a savvy negotiator can save you big money and the mindset of paying yourself first.
Andy Hill from So Money Podcast
Normally Andy Hill is playing the role of host on his great podcast Marriage, Kids And Money, but this time he takes up the guest chair with Farnoosh on her So Money Podcast. The topic of discussions centres around your significant other, potential impacts of pursuing FI on that relationship and counselling.
One-Stop ETF Shopping from Canadian Couch Potato Podcast
Todd Schlanger, an investment analyst of Vanguard Canada, joins Dan on the Canadian Couch Potato Podcast to discuss their asset allocation ETFs – the one fund solutions. It’s an interesting episode that dives deeper into the mindset and strategy for the creation, long-term plan and overall purpose of these products in Canada.
SIDE HUSTLE PODCAST EPISODES
Optimizing Your Day Job & Crushing The Side Hustle Game from The FI Show
Joining Cody and Justin on The FI Show is Kevin from The Financial Panther. Kevin’s side hustle reports and posts on his blog have always been a source of inspiration for myself and others looking to earn more money. On this episode he discusses his financial journey, law school, discovering FI, paying off his student loans, his $1K – $3K monthly side hustles and much more.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY PODCAST EPISODES
Become Addicted to the “Ah Ha” Moment from The Simple Minded Millennial Podcast
Erik and Stephanie’s The Simple Minded Millennial Podcast is becoming a weekly must-listen. Banter and light-hearted at times but relatable, actionable advice packed and relevant where it matters most. This episode covers failure, embracing it, stepping outside your comfort zone, the abundance mindset (a current priority in my life) and getting addicted to those “ah ha” moments.
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That’s it for Volume 42 – enjoy the rest of your weekend!