Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 44 [Dec 15]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
‘Tis the season with the Holidays just around the corner. Did you have your company Christmas party yet? Is there any snow falling yet where you live? Have you got all your shopping done? If not, here are 50 great frugal Holiday gift ideas under $50 that might peak your interest for someone on your list.
I’m looking forward to some family time and R&R before hitting the ground running in 2019. There will be some big life changes coming for me this year which I’m excited for.
Enough about that for now…we’ll get into Volume 44 of the Weekly Roundup. This week’s Momentums Finest features 12 blog posts (including mine) and 4 podcast episodes.
- Momentum Series Interview – NextGen Wealth: Financial Planning To Freedom: This Momentum Series Interview is with the Certified Financial Planner Clint from NextGen Wealth. He shares his own financial journey, experiences financial planning, insights as a smaller business owner and much more.
- Travel Hacking 101: 70+ Tips & Tools To Help American & Canadian Travel Hackers Save Money: With this travel hacking 101 resources guide you can find 70+ tips and tools to travel more for less. From travel rewards credit cards to discount airfare services, budget accommodations, travel hacking podcasts, travel hacking blogs and much more, this features most of the best ways to explore this amazing world at a discount (or for free).
- Momentum Series Interview – Budget Kitty: Taking Control Of Family Finances: This Momentum Series interview is with Mike from the personal finance blog Budget Kitty. Mike stops by to discuss his financial journey, taking control of family finances, top money resources, blogging experiences and more.
PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
7 Behaviors of the Wealthy (and How I Copy Them) from Passive Income MD on Physician on FIRE
This post on Physician on FIRE highlighting the concepts of rich vs. wealth and the key habits from the wealthy we can learn from originally ran on Passive Income MD. From time and positivity to education and the company you keep, these habits for success ring true as a great roadmap to aspire towards on the journey to financial prosperity.
How to Combat Impulse Buying from Money Saved Is Money Earned
This is an area I’m always working on. Avoiding the shiny temptations, the small no-thought items that add up and so on. Whether it’s online, at the grocery store, walking through the mall or passing by a shop on the way home, those little (or big) impulse buys can be a financial anchor. Money Saved Is Money Earned shares some surefire insights to help you fight back against impulse shopping. Don’t let the temptations win!
How Capitalism Saves You Money from Accidental FIRE
Dave at Accidental FIRE covers a topic that a group of coworkers and I were recently discussing at work: the ripple effect for consumers (and their wallets) when new companies emerge and disrupt the industry norm. Dave applies the example here in relation to Uber vs. taxis and Airbnb vs. hotels. Capitalism drives innovation, competition and creative discovery in order to reach the top.
Say No to Budgeting, Say Yes to Planned Spending from Moneylogue
The word budget can carry a negative connotation for some. Perhaps it brings the thought of cutting back, restricting your lifestyle or deprivation of certain things. As Moneylogue explores in this post, the term “planned spending” might be a better fit based on the practice of allocating your hard-earned money as best possible.
Year End Money Moves For Canadians from Smile & Conquer
This one comes from a fellow Canucks, Sarah at Smile & Conquer, who shares some great year end money moves for Canadians. Make finances a priority as you round out 2018 and add relevant money moves to your to-do list to ensure you close out the year making momentum with your personal finances.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
Live to the Fullest With These 23 Self-Growth Experiences from The Rich Miser
Do you have a bucket list or wish list on experiences you want to have in life? Miguel from The Rich Miser has 23 different suggestions to help inspire potential aspirations and adventures. Travelling, athletics, thrill seeking, wellness and so much more. This might spawn a couple ideas for you in 2019 and beyond.
10 Things We Love About Living In A Tiny House from Life For The Better
Tim and L from Life For The Better made the move to tiny house living. How tiny? 269 sq. ft. of space. This post touches on the 10 best things this shift in lifestyle has delivered as it relates to their home life. I’ve never experienced this personally but the practicality and simplified living seems to carry a number of benefits that are worth considering.
How To Simplify Your Life In 2019 from Making Sense of Cents
Speaking of simplifying your life like Life For The Better above, Michelle at Making Sense of Cents provides 20 tactics to help you do just that in 2019. Right off the bat, I can align with cutting back on social media and how much I’m on my phone. Despite being in an industry where I need to be dialled in and also running a blog, I noticed a trend in the wrong direction with how frequently I was checking it. The other 19 headlines from Michelle are extremely relevant and a great framework to consider heading into the New Year.
The 41 Best Christmas Songs of All Time – Definitively Ranked from MikedUp Blog
‘Tis the season! Christmas songs might already have started to hit the speakers around your home, workplace, car and so on. If you want to update that playlist, Mike from MikedUp Blog has you covered. With the help of his brother in law Ronnie, this list helps define 41 of the best Christmas songs of all-time. My vote goes for Frank Sinatra’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
Advice To My Younger Self from Choose FI with DiverseFI
DocG from DiverseFI jumped onto Choose FI to chat with Brad and Jonathan about FI’s role in his identity as a physician, the journey of his money mindset, finding purpose and much more. This was an inspiring episode packed with a ton of awesome quotes, life and money considerations to ponder and a dozen other moments that make you stop and think.
Wage Gap, Investment Gap, Opportunity Gap, and Feminism from 2 Money Guys with Tori Dunlap
Michael and Robert of 2 Money Guys welcome Tori from Victori Media onto their podcast to discuss the current landscape of finances, careers and equality from the millennial female’s perspective. From wage gaps and systemic issues to strategies to counteract and excel, Tori brings passion, expertise and a foundation of knowledge to this must-listen episode.
How This Mom Makes Over $100,000 Working Part-Time From Home from Marriage, Kids And Money with Sarah Li Cain
Now that’s a headline! As soon as I saw that pop into my Podcast queue I had to dive into this episode of Marriage, Kids And Money. Sarah Li Cain joined Andy to share her experiences as a new parent and transition from full-time work to working 25 hours per work from home. This shift in lifestyle allowed Sarah to pursue her passion of writing while growing her income to over $100,000.
Enjoying The Journey To FI In An RV from FIRE Drill Podcast with Joe Jimenez
Another example of shifting your lifestyle comes with this episode of the FIRE Drill Podcast. Joe Jimenez and his wife have been living in an RV full-time for over 4 years as they travel down a unique, purposeful path to financial freedom. What a story! Finances, career, risk-taking, travel, adventure…it hits on a ton and is an engaging listen throughout.
MORE PERSONAL FINANCE PODCASTS
If you’re looking for podcasts to fill your playlist over the rest of 2018 and set you up for financial success in 2019, I’ve got you covered. Podcasts publishing amazing content on personal finances, investing, side hustles, career growth and personal development are such a great FREE resource to keep you moving forward with your money.
Here are 30+ of the best financial podcasts to subscribe to and stay connected to as must-listen shows.
In terms of specific podcast episodes, I packaged up 25 of the best personal finance podcast episodes. These are individual episodes from some of the top podcasts and the range of episodes hit on all aspects of money and life.
What other personal finance podcasts do you listen to?
Are there any specific episodes that stood out to you in 2018?
Well that’s it for Volume 44 of Momentums Finest – I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!