Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 46 [Dec 29]
Happy Holidays Momentum Makers!
I hope you had an amazing Christmas with your friends, families and loved ones or found time to celebrate over the Holidays however you saw fit. Thankfully I was able to fly back across the country and spend time relaxing, eating, drinking, laughing and enjoying the company of my family.
The end of 2018 draws to a close and I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings. Onto bigger and better across the board. What a ride this blogging this has been in 2018…
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that’s ever read one of these roundups and share a major APPLAUSE for all the amazing content creators putting out such great stuff for every week.
With that said, this is Volume 46 of Momentums Finest. The final edition for 2018 brings with it 11 blog posts and 4 podcast episodes on personal finance and personal development.
There are only 2 posts this week as I decided to pull one off the queue with the Holidays going on. That will be the same for this upcoming week and then we will be back on track with 4 posts weekly.
- Momentum Series Interview – Millionaire Dojo: Training Your Mind & Finances: This Momentum Series interview is with Nathan from the personal finance blog Millionaire Dojo. Nathan shares his financial journey, top money resources, successes selling on eBay, blogging experiences and much more.
- American Express Gold Rewards Card Canada Review: The Amex Gold Is One Of Best For Canadians: The American Express Gold Rewards Card is one of the best travel rewards credit cards in Canada. The Amex Gold features a 25,000 point sign up bonus, 2x earning on key categories, flexible redemption and much more.
PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
Opening Your First Investment Account? Here’s What To Look For When Choosing from Invested Wallet
Are you looking at opening your first investment account? Or do you know someone in your life that might be? Todd from Invested Wallet gives the rundown on what to look out for and consider when deciding to make that first step. From the types of accounts, providers, fees and everything in between, this will help you make the right decision for you.
Top Money Books Worth Considering from ESI Money
The start of a New Year brings about the opportunity to restock that bookshelf with some new reads (or maybe gift one as a later Christmas gift). ESI Money shares some of the top money books you might want to consider reading. From the classics to more specific niche books, this list gives you a great variety to help you master your money.
5 Things I’ve Learnt As A 20 Year Old Going To Financial Independence Meetups from Financially Mint
Araminta of Financially Mint became deeply ingrained in financial independence when she was writing the show notes for the ever-popular Choose FI podcast. Through that growing passion for FI she has since attended a number of meetups to connect and learn alongside this like-minded community. This post highlights 5 lessons she’s taken from these events.
7 Unusual Steps I Took to Save $250,000 in My 20s from My Money Wizard on Wallet Hacks
Sometimes it’s the outside the box moves that get us the most gains and pushed further ahead. Sean from My Money Wizard penned this guest post on Wallet Hacks to discuss the unusual things he’s done to reach $250,000 by age 28. It’s definitely an article I wish I read when I was 20 to help expedite my financial journey.
Don’t Miss These 10 Last-Minute Tax Savings Opportunities from Young And The Invested
The closing of 2018 draws near and so to does tax saving opportunities for the year. Have you made all your contributions? Any donations? Tax loss harvesting? Riley at Young And The Invested lays out 10 tips to help you best manage these end of the year opportunities.
Why The Financial Independence Community Matters from Life For The Better
The personal finance and financial independence community of bloggers, podcasters, readers and everyone in between, has such power. The power to teach, learn, adapt, support, create accountability, motivate, etc. Tim & L at Life For The Better help define just how importance the community is and why it matters in this post of recognition and belonging.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
10 Must Read Personal Development Books That Can Change Your Life from FITnancials
Similar to the post from ESI Money above, Alexis at FITnancials has packaged up a collection of must-read personal development books. The start of the year is the perfect time to crack open a new read geared at improving your life. Whether it’s your career, health, mindset or personal growth, these books are packed with advice, stories and lessons to help make you a better you.
How One Bad Boss Can Change Your Life from Rose Colored Water on The Money Mix
This guest post on The Money Mix from Liz of Rose Colored Water was a great read and something I can truly relate to from personal experience. It’s a first-hand story of how working in this specific position for this specific person (“Brad” the bad boss) helped shape the mindset and aspirations of Liz when it comes to finances, career and lifestyle. Poor experiences in the workplace also helped me make my personal finances and building additional income streams a major priority in my own life.
Saving Time from Humble Dollar
Time is a finite resource and something we all know we need to better manage. Life is short, life is busy and life doesn’t wait for the clock to slow down. This post from Humble Dollar provides four strategies to implement in your own life if you’re actively looking to improve your time management and where you spend it.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
Creating a Life Worth Living Before Retirement from BiggerPockets Money Show
Roger Whitney joined the BiggerPockets Money Show duo to discuss a collection of financial topics relevant to most of us looking to master our money. From growing your income, discussing your finances with your partner, frugality, planning, retirement and so much more, this episode hits on it all. 52 minutes of great content!
How This 25-Year Old Developed a $1.5 Million Multi-Family Real Estate Portfolio from Marriage, Kids And Money
What a headline, right? Joel Florek is the 25 year old featured here on the Marriage, Kids And Money podcast with Andy Hill. Joel owns 31 rental units and discusses how he got started in real estate investing, scaling your portfolio, financial freedom and family. It’s an inspiring listen.
SIDE HUSTLE & BUSINESS PODCAST EPISODES
How To Crush It In 2019 from Laptop Empires
Are you ready to take your business to the next level in 2019? To do you’re likely going to need a plan, actionable goals, an understanding of ROI and efforts that best maximize your time. Bobby and Mike of Laptop Empires dropped this timely episode focused on how you can crush your business goals this year and scale to bigger and better.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY PODCAST EPISODES
Dominate 2019 from The Simple Minded Millennial Podcast
Erik and Steph of The Simple Minded Millennial Podcast close out 2018 with a reflection on how the year went for them. The wins and losses of this past year and then dive head on into 2019 and how to make that the best year yet. Whether your goals are focused on personal finances, personal development, growing a business or improving your health, the duo cover the ins and outs of planning, tracking and accomplishing those goals.
What do you have planned for the last weekend of 2018? Have you started making your financial goals, plans and priorities for 2019? Whether you want to make more money, save more money or better manage your money, there’s no better time than now to put your personal finances at the forefront of priorities.
Here are some posts from Making Momentum that might help you accomplish different types of financial goals:
- 89 Personal Finance Tips – Budget, Save, Make, Invest & Better Manage Your Money
- 40+ Money Saving Hacks: How To Save Money Each Month In Your Everyday Life
- 15 Smart Money Moves You Can (Easily) Make This Month
- How To Make $1,000 Quick: 12+ Fast Ways To Earn Money When You Need It
- 35+ Rewarding Side Hustles Anyone Can Do To Earn More Money
- How To Make Money Online From Home In Canada (60+ Ways)
Final words for Volume 46 are just HAPPY NEW YEAR!