Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 43 [Dec 8]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
Tick tock, the clock is coming to a close pretty quick on 2018. How was the year for your finances? How about your career and personal life? Hopefully it has been another amazing, productive year and there is even better ahead in 2019.
I’ve been spending this past week experimenting with some new time management techniques and habits.
The first order of business was removing a bunch of apps from my phone. I was SHOCKED when I looked at where I was spending my time and how much/how often I was checking certain social media apps, email and other networks. As someone who prides himself on trying to be productive and efficient…wow was I falling short.
The next priority up this week will be measuring ROI in terms of where I’m spending my time in my career, side business and blog. Juggling a number of priorities in this crazy thing called life has really motivated me to find where the best return is.
Cracking open Atomic Habits has been a godsend and I can’t wait to keep crushing through the rest of the book.
Anyways, let’s jump into this week’s Momentums Finest. Volume 43 features 11 blog posts and 5 podcast episodes from the worlds of personal finance and personal development.
- How To Eat Organic Food On A Budget: 6 Tips To Eat Healthy & Save: The following is a guest post by Danielle of Zumper featuring some great tips and tricks to find the best ways you can include organic food in your next trip to the grocery store.
- Momentum Series Interview – Your Money Blueprint: Roadmap To Financial Freedom: This Momentum Series Interview is with Nick from the personal finance blog Your Money Blueprint. We discuss his financial journey, money coaching, roadmaps to financial freedom, blogging and more.
- How To Make $1,000 Quick: 12+ Legit & Easy Ways To Make Money Fast: I updated and republished this post. Are you thinking about how to make $1,000 quick? Check out these 12+ ways to make money money fast when you need it if you’re short on cash or just want to save more.
PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
How to Survive Growing Up Poor in Urban America from Money With A Purpose
Two of my favorite members of the PF blogging community, Jerry from Peerless Money Mentor and Fred from Money With A Purpose team up for this interview. We all grow up and experience life under different circumstance, this is Jerry’s story. It’s a great read and I encourage you all to read it.
Things I Learned From Going to College with Wealthier Kids from Millennial Boss
There are financial and life lessons all around us – work, school, on vacation, etc. Observing the people, places and culture can deliver some lessons through those experiencing different walks of life. J from Millennial Boss went to school with a number of wealthier students, which opened her eyes to a new, diverse group. J reflects on that time and what she took away to carry forward into life now.
How Pursing FIRE Has Changed How I Act At Work from A Purple Life
The FIRE lifestyle is one that continues to garner more support and attention. A life of freedom and financial betterment by a shift in lifestyle and focus. A Purple Life is in year 5 of the pursuit of FIRE and the benefits extend outside just the monetary realm. In this post she shares how that journey has changed how she acts at work.
25 Bloggers Share The Worst Financial Advice They’ve Ever Received from Be Net Worthy
Be Net Worthy reached out to 25 different personal finance bloggers to have them submit the worst financial advice they’d ever gotten. The results…were bad. Financial illiteracy and poor advice seemingly plagued so many people from a young age. Check out the post and see how many you can relate to or might’ve heard before.
How To Get Ahead Financially By Avoiding These Financial Mistakes from Vital Dollar on finSavvy Panda
Speaking of financial mistakes, Marc from Vital Dollar penned this guest post on finSavvy Panda to discuss just that. We all make mistakes in life, and with money, but learning from others can help us avoid those. Marc shares 7 common financial mistakes that will slow down your financial trajectory.
How to Save Money on Lyft while Earning Travel Rewards from FI Introvert
Do I like to save money? Yes. Do I like travel rewards? Yes. This headline about using Lyft from Drew at FI Introvert caught my attention. The post outlines step-by-step details on how your standard Lyft rides can become a cash back and travel rewards generator for you.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
Focus Areas, Goals, and Tactics: Why You Need All Three from Half Banked
The end of the year draws near and that brings with it a blank calendar and opportunity to crush your goals or resolutions. Desirae at Half Banked outlines how focus areas, goals and tactics all work together to help you best pursue what accomplishments and changes matter most to you.
The Secret To Becoming Prolific from Collecting Wisdom
This post from Collecting Wisdom hits home and delivers some great takeaways on productivity and effectiveness. Wise words from Cal Newport, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss and James Clear help support the insights behind becoming prolific. Follow your energy and avoid the two enemies that CW outlines, see how that helps your own productivity and prolificness.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
Have Yourself a Frugal Little Christmas from MapleMoney Show
‘Tis the season! The season for family, friends, loved ones and cheer. Plus also potentially breaking your budget and overspending. But that doesn’t have to be the case as discussed in this episode of MapleMoney Show with Peter Anderson of Bible Money Matters. Two great, long-time bloggers come together for this festive episode.
Becoming The Next Millionaire Next Door from The Stacking Benjamins Show
The famed book, The Millionaire Next Door was published over 23 years ago. It was an amazing influential book on the finances and habits of America’s millionaires. Stopping by the basement to join The Stacking Benjamins Show is Dr. Sarah Fallaw. Sarah is the daughter of Thomas Stanley, the author of the Millionaire Next Door. The group discuss how you can set yourself up to become the next millionaire next door.
Financial Wellness Rules For Financial Grownups from Financial Grownup with Bobbi Rebell
This bonus episode of Financial Grownup sees Manisha Thakor of the True WELLth podcast sits down with Bobbi Rebell to chat wealth and moving forward with your finances in 2019. Par for the course with the Financial Grownup show, it’s a quick-hitting but advice filled and insightful episode. Take control of your money with these 3 tips to get wealthy.
SIDE HUSTLE PODCAST EPISODES
Make Extra Money From A Side Hustle from Everyday Money Show
The king of the side hustle, Nick Loper, joins Jason from the Everyday Money Show to chat about making extra money outside your 9-5. Nick’s the host of Side Hustle Show has hosted over 300 podcast episodes on his own show and now takes up the guest seat to share his expertise.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY PODCAST EPISODES
Design Your Year Video Series from Michael Hyatt
The great Michael Hyatt has pulled together a free video series focused on goal-setting. This is Michael’s forte and for the price of your email address you can get access to the 3-part video series from the New York Times bestseller. If you’re looking to make 2019 a goal oriented season, this free resource can help make that a reality.
I hope you enjoyed Volume 43 of Momentums Finest. There was a little bit of something for everyone this week on both the financial and life side of things.
Do you have any blog posts or podcast episodes you really enjoyed this week?
What new blogs or podcasts should I be checking out?
Have a great weekend!