Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 45 [Dec 22]
Happy Holidays Momentum Makers!
I hope you’ve got some R&R lined up to enjoy time with the family, friends and other loved ones over the next week or so. I’ll keep this intro quick as I’m heading out to the airport shortly and still need to do some final prep…
So here’s Volume 45 of Momentums Finest featuring 12 blog posts (including mine) and 6 podcast episodes.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
- Best Personal Finance Podcasts – 40+ of the Top Money, Investing, Financial and Side Hustle Shows: Take control of your life with these top financial podcasts on money management, investing and side hustles. These are 40+ of the best personal finance podcasts today and will provide you hundreds of hours of free financial advice to help you master your money.
- Momentum Series Interview: Fly To FI – Carving Your Own Path To Financial Independence: This Momentum Series interview is with Cody from the personal finance blog Fly to FI. Cody is on the road to financial freedom while carving his own path through his entrepreneurial efforts. In this interview he shares his financial journey, plans for the future, business ventures and more.
- 40+ Money Saving Hacks: How To Save Money Each Month In Your Everyday Life: Are you looking for ways to save money each month? Whether it’s on utilities, housing, food, transpiration, travel or elsewhere, here are 40+ money saving hacks to help you cut down costs in your everyday life.
PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
Is Stressing Out Over Money Hurting Your Health? from Women Who Money
Money is a consistent factor across almost every aspect of your life, whether directly or indirectly. That can be stressful and the statistics in this post from Women Who Money help paint the picture to why and how you can mitigate that. Don’t let financial stress bring down your physical or mental health.
Why Financial Independence Is Important: An Outline Of Considerations from Millionaire Mob
Are you on the road to financial freedom or looking to pursue a life of FIRE? Do you know the why to your FI? Millionaire Mob helps build a framework to understand the role of financial independence in your life and how you can start to formulate a plan. Find your why, understands it’s importance and start to implement that concept into your life.
Why I’m So Glad I Have a Paid Off Mortgage from That Frugal Pharmacist
Are you trying to pay off your mortgage early or considering doing it? That Frugal Pharmacist did and explains why it was one of the best decisions they ever made…even though it’s hard to truly run the number of all scenarios. The stress alleviated and minimized expenses have helped lift a weight off their shoulders.
13 Money Tips from My 13 Year Old from Real Money Robert
This post comes via Real Money Robert…well actually from his 13 year old daughter. These 13 money tips come directly from a teenager and it’s safe to say she’s built quite the foundation of money knowledge! From saving, budgeting, thoughtful spending and everything in between, she nailed it.
It Never Fails — Why I’m Always Shocked at How Little Americans Have Saved from GOBankingRates (via Amy at Life Zemplified)
Amy from Life Zemplified helps highlight on GOBankingRates just how alarming the statistics are around saving money for the average person. For example, “some 73 percent of Americans have less than $5,000 in savings. Further, 35 percent of Americans ages 25-64 have $0 saved”. Tough to fathom but as Amy shows various surveys and stats throughout the post to show exactly why this is.
10 Easy Strategies To Help You Get Out Of Credit Card Debt Fast from Savvy New Canadians
Want to end 2018 with a plan to get out of your credit card debt faster? Enoch at Savvy New Canadians provides you 10 strategies to help expedite that repayment process. It covers the fundamentals of money management to ensure you can take control of that debt and continue down the road of financial prosperity.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
Stop Being HOLI-DAZED: 27 Ways to Unwind This Christmas from The FIRE Lane
The Holidays are upon us! Family, friends, booze, drinks, R&R, baked goods…what a lifestyle. How about some R&R and the opportunity to unwind too? Well The FIRE Lane has us covered with this post outlining 27 different ways to enjoy and kickback to make sure you make the most of the Holidays .
Long Term Goal Setting Beyond 5 Years from Full Time Finance
The end of the year brings about a focus on New Years resolutions and goals to improve your life in the year coming. However, what about the long-term? Full Time Finance discusses just that in this post on goal setting further down the line. Five year goals differ from the more immediate ones but they’re still important to help set structure and a target for the upcoming journey.
How to Set Great Goals for 2019 from The Three Year Experiment
Speaking of setting goals for the year ahead, Laurie from The Three Year Experiment runs through exactly how you can go about setting great goals for 2019. Clarity, big thinking, SMART, micro-goals and so much more. If you’re focused on setting and achieving your goals, this is the post for you.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
From Addiction To FI from Choose FI
A story of trouble, redemption, power and clarity is the subject of discussion on Choose FI this week as Deanna from Ms. Fiology joins the podcast. I was lucky enough to have Deanna take part in a Momentum Series Interview and hearing her share that full journey with Jonathan and Brad is a must-listen. From addiction and debt to prospering on the road to FI, her story is one that can help empower others to do the same.
Check Off These Year End Tax Tips from MapleMoney Show
The end of the year brings with it a close to taxes for 2018 in certain areas and an opportunity to maximize your finances in others. To help clear the air for fellow Canadians, Tom from the MapleMoney Show welcomed Janine Rogan to the show. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by and make sure you close 2018 out on top of your taxes.
Create a Money-Life Manifesto from Beyond The Dollar
Chad Carson sits down with the Beyond The Dollar duo to discuss developing a money-life manifesto to ensure you live your best life. The topics discussed cover real estate investing, FIRE, living a life of choice and purpose, his new book and much more.
Fighting FOMO from Popcorn Finance
FOMO is a feeling that can plague so many of us. It’s also a feeling that can trip up your personal finances and spending habits. Chris of Popcorn Finance welcomed Gaby Lapera from Credit Karma to discuss how FOMO is impacting millennials. The clout age, social media, competitive pressures and other factors are wreaking havoc on the money of too many.
SIDE HUSTLE & BUSINESS PODCAST EPISODES
You’ve Got the Entrepreneurial Spirit Inside of You from Inspired Money
The founder of Six-Figure Grind, Kevin Geary, was a recent guest on Inspired Money with Andy Wang. The two touched on a number of subjects related to the benefits of entrepreneurship. The capabilities and breadth of online business have shifted the entire constructs of opportunities available to everyday people to make extra money or carve out a new career.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY PODCAST EPISODES
Habits As A Path to Freedom from Financial Freedom
The new book Atomic Habits by James Clear has been making waves since it’s release in October this year. To discuss the book, the concept of habits and how they can support your road to freedom, James joined Grant on the Financial Freedom podcast. The book is one of the most impactful and beneficial reads I’ve had in years. This podcast episode helps support that and so much more.
Have an amazing Christmas and Holiday season everyone! I appreciate each and every one of you. Wishing you and yours the best as 2018 comes to a close and we head into 2019.
I’m excited for the year ahead and look forward to bringing bigger and better to Making Momentum.