Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 47 [Jan 5]
Happy Saturday & Happy New Year Momentum Makers!
I truly hope you had a great Holiday season and are now ready to crush 2019. Whether you’re targeting big financial gains, personal development improvements, health and wellness betterment or anything in between, here’s to making it the best year yet.
Personally, 2019 will bring some exciting changes for my life as I get engaged, purchase a new house and look to push the blog and side business to new heights.
So let’s collectively make momentum, compound 1% gains and keep pushing forward to bigger and better.
With that in mind…here’s Volume 47 of Momentums Finest. This week features 10 blog posts and 4 podcast episodes for your reading and viewing pleasure.
- How To Make $500 Fast: 17+ Quick, Real & Easy Ways To Make Money When You Need Cash Fast: Are you looking for ideas on how to make 500 dollars fast? Here are 17+ quick ways to make money fast and earn $500 (or more) to reach your financial goals. Whether you’re in a pinch for money or just want to save more, it’s doable through a number of real money making opportunities.
- Best Of Making Momentum In 2018 – Top Posts In Year One: Starting this personal finance blog in February was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. With 166 blog posts published this year, this is what I’ve selected as the Best of Making Momentum In 2018.
PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
The True Costs Of Owning A Home: It May Surprise You from Vital Dollar
Home ownership brings with it many more expenses outside of the traditional line item of a mortgage payment and taxes. As any homeowner can attest (or any prospective homeowner should be wary of), the true cost of owning a home can often surprise you as Marc from Vital Dollar shares in this post.
How Cryptocurrency Works: The Essential Guide from DaytradingZ on Money With A Purpose
Blockchain and cryptocurrency are topics that generate lots of discussion and buzz in the financial communities. If you’re like me, at some point you might’ve wondered how does it actually work? Alexander of DaytradingZ penned this guest post on Money With A Purpose to help answer that question and breakdown many other commons questions around crypto.
What I’ve Learned Throughout My Final Year Of Work from Route To Retire
Jim from Route To Retire officially reached his FIRE date on New Years Eve! Congrats to him. If you’ve followed Jim’s blog you know he’s heading south to Panama with his family. In this post he digs into some of the lessons learned over the this last year of work. What a ride it must’ve been and I can only imagine how I’d feel on that eventual day…cheers to new beginnings Jim!
10 Money Saving Benefits To Owning An Electric Car from the FIRE lane
Have you ever considered owning an electric car? There are three people at my work who own different makes and models but I’ve never asked them too many questions about the benefits, differences, etc. If you’re curious to learn more, Stephen from the FIRE lane wrote this post covering the benefits received from owning a Chevy Volt since April 2018.
Money Goals – 30+ Experts Share Their 2019 Resolutions from Wealthy Nickel
Setting financial goals and resolutions is a common practice for many to kickstart the new year. Andrew at the Wealthy Nickel polled 30+ different personal finance bloggers to understand what their financial goals are for 2019. Great ideas, inspiration and collective thinking to consider.
How To Negotiate Salary: 7 Salary Negotiation Tips from Seller At Heart
Negotiating your salary can be an uneasy process for many. However, it’s a practice that can shift your financial journey by leaps and bounds as the raises or shift in benefits push you forward. Peter from Seller At Heart gives us 7 tips to help you in your next salary negotiation.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
2019 – My Goals, Dreams, and Aspirations for “The Year of Change” from MikedUp Blog
If you’ve read MikedUp Blog before, you’ll know he’s a heavily invested in goal setting, personal reflection and moving towards improvement. Whether those goals are related to his finances, business, family, fitness, wellness or otherwise, he has labelled 2019 “The Year of Change”. Read the post to find out why and carve out your own goals for a year of change and betterment.
45 Ways To Live Life To The Fullest in 2019 from Making Sense of Cents
Did 2018 go the way you wanted it to? Are you feeling like 2019 is going to be a special one? Do you want to make any changes this year to take back control of your life? Michelle at Making Sense of Cents pulled together a post with 45 ways to live life to the fullest. It’s a roadmap to growth, change, personal reflection, financial gain and happiness. So break out of those chains and live life to the fullest in 2019.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
10 Tips & Strategies To Help You On Your Journey To Financial Freedom from Journey To Launch
Jamila from Journey To Launch kicks off 2019 with this podcast episode outlining tips and strategies to help you on the winding, adventurous road to financial freedom. These are surefire tactics to set yourself up for financial success with your money and life. From the people around you to developing the proper mindset, she hits home with these 10 headlines during the episode.
Beverly Harzog from Chain Of Wealth
The latest episode from the Chain Of Wealth duo, Katie and Denis, sees Beverly Harzog from The Debt Escape join the podcast. Debt repayment and turning your financial journey around are passion points for Beverly based on her own journey and experiences. From credit card debt, good debt, credit scores, loans and much more, the episode deep dives into all things debt.
Two of my longtime friends have young kids (that are seemingly growing up so fast), so this podcast title caught my attention and I immediately added it to the playlist. Financial literacy and building that foundation of knowledge from a young age is paramount…it’s also an area that many of us seemingly fell short on. Dina Shoman, the founder of inherQuests, sat down with Jean Chatzky on the HerMoney Podcast to discuss talking money with your kids, starting that process early on, what’s working, what isn’t and a ton more.
SIDE HUSTLE & BUSINESS PODCAST EPISODES
YouTube for Bloggers: How One Mom Turned Her “Accidental” YouTube Channel into A Full-Time Income from The Side Hustle Show
Meredith Marsh of VidPro Mom recently joined Nick Loper on The Side Hustle Show to dive into the world of YouTube. Her entrepreneurial journey has since become her full-time job and in this episode she shares that journey, business growth, strategies that are working for her and the great opportunity YouTube provides.
Are you looking to continue to build that foundation of personal finance knowledge in 2019? No matter what stage of the journey you’re on, you can always keep learning and growing.
Whether it’s FIRE and contemplating your road to retirement, opening your first investment account, growing income streams or the basics of management, there are a collection of FREE resources to help you do that.
Here are some posts that can help you start that process in 2019:
- Best Personal Finance Podcasts – 40+ of the Top Money, Investing, Financial and Side Hustle Shows
- 7 Must Read Personal Finance Books For Canadians (…And Anyone Else)
- Building Good Money Habits – Make Your Own Money Momentum
- Best Personal Finance Podcast Episodes: 25+ Must Listen Pieces Of Financial Advice On Money Management, Investing, Side Hustles & More
You can also sign-up and download the free Personal Finance Resource Starter Kit. This free PDF download packages up a collection of books, podcasts, blogs and tools to help you during your financial journey.
That’s all for this week – enjoy the rest of your weekend!