Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 48 [Jan 12]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
How’s 2019 going so far for you personally and professionally? Have you started reviewing last year’s finance or preparing for 2018 taxes? Any big money moves coming up on the calendar? How about promotions or new opportunities with work?
Whether you made financial goals, resolutions or plans for the new year, I hope you’re sticking to them and continuing to make momentum with your money. Just remember personal finances are personal.
Don’t get disheartened by what other people are doing or saying. Compound those 1% improvements in your own life and keep pushing ahead.
Let’s get into the latest Weekly Roundup! Volume 48 of Momentums Finest features 11 blog posts (including mine) and 5 podcast episodes to cover your weekend personal finance and personal development content needs.
- Stop Wasting Money – 11 Bad Financial Habits To Stop To Help You Save More Money: Are you looking for ways to stop wasting money and start saving more money? Here are 11 bad financial habits to stop and changes to make that can help you better reach your financial goals.
- Momentum Series Interview – Saving Joyfully: Save More & Live Better On A Budget: This Momentum Series interview is with Andrea from the personal finance blog Saving Joyfully. Andrea shares her financial journey, strategies to save more and still live joyfully on a budget, experiences with debt and much more.
- Best Canadian Coupon Apps & Cash Back Apps In Canada: Want to save (and make) more money from your everyday shopping habits? Here are the 7+ of the best free Canadian coupon apps & cash back apps in Canada.
PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
How To Be Intentional With Your Friend Spending from The Fioneers
Having friends and a social circle is great. Laughs, adventures, fun, support, meals, drinks, etc. However, it can also be expensive and bring forward pressures of FOMO or going step-for-step in terms of spending. As Jessica from The Fioneers states you need to be intentional with your friend spending. It’s first-hand experience and advice that many (most) of us can relate to.
Finance Crossword Puzzle on FIRE from The FI Way
Want to have a little personal finance and FIRE fun? Check out this financial crossword puzzle that The FI Way pulled together. Test your knowledge on investing, FI and various financial topics to see if you can complete the task. What a concept!
Kitchen Remodel Cost: How We Doubled Our Budget from Financial Pilgrimage
The Financial Pilgrimage family recently completed a gorgeous kitchen remodel at their home. The experience as a whole had it’s troubles but also successes. In this post FP shares the full rundown on the process, updates, expenses, lessons learned and more. As someone on the verge of purchasing a new home and planning updates, this was a helpful read.
5 Sports Quotes That Win The Personal Finance Game (& Life) from The Physician Philosopher
As an avid sports fan who appreciates a good quote, this post from The Physician Philosopher caught my attention. Inspiration, motivation and commonality to everyday life and money success are often the takeaways from various quotes when connected to your personal finances. TPP breaks down 5 quotes and the applicable lessons or themes relative to money, investing, mistakes and mindset.
16 Small Steps You Can Take Now to Improve Your Finances from Wisebread
It’s a new year and new opportunity for you to put your finances as a priority and get off on the right foot. Alicia at Wisebread shares 16 surefire tactics that you can take to master your money. These are fundamental money moves and small steps to ensure 2019 is a year of financial betterment.
5 Ways To Embrace Weight Loss On A Budget from Lemon Blessings
If health and wellness improvements are a goal of yours in 2019 (hopefully they are) and you want to remain frugal yet effective this post is for you. Sarah from Lemon Blessings shares 5 strategies to embrace weight loss without breaking the bank.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
Zero Waste: A Month of Tracking My Trash from The Mastermind Within on Tread Lightly, Retire Early
How much of a role does sustainability and eliminating waste play in your plans for the year ahead? For me, it’s an area I’m continually trying to improve. This guest post from Erik of The Mastermind Within on Tread Lightly, Retire Early was a great motivator to help me get started on my own road to being a more conscious consumer. Throughout the whole month of November Erik tracked all the trash, waste and recycling he created.
This Is Your Year! 89 Ways To Live Life To The Fullest from Method To Your Money
Matt from Method To Your Money penned this BIG list covering 89 ways to make 2019 your best year yet. There is a ton to digest here but once you come through to the end of the post you’ll surely be engaged, motivated and ready to start making that momentum with your mindset and living situation. Living life to the fullest is about purpose, intentional, improvement, pushing ahead and so much more.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
Is College Worth It? From What’s Up Next Podcast
The concept of not going to College or University wasn’t even part of the thought process for me as my secondary schooling came to a close. I’ve since gone on to work in my dream position in an industry I was hellbent on working in since I was a youngster. However, as I age and my mindset shifts, was the money, time and pigeon holed road worth it? On the latest episode of What’s Up Next, the panel of Physician on FIRE, Brad Barrett of Choose FI and Wealth Well Done discuss that question.
You Don’t Have To Quit Your Day Job from Beyond The Dollar
Joining the Beyond The Dollar podcast to discuss side hustling, day jobs and balance is Chris Browning of Popcorn Finance. The boom of side hustles and expanding your income streams doesn’t mean you need to replace your day job or even put pressure on yourself to scale to entrepreneurial stardom. Sometimes a few extra dollars, mental challenge of focusing on something else and personal rewards you feel intrinsically are all you need.
Wash Away Your Debts from The Stacking Benjamins Show
How did your Holiday spending go? Did you break the budget? What about the debt you were already carrying…did the Holidays add to that? The Stacking Benjamins Show welcomes Nick Clements to chat about all things debt. From the mindset and psychology to tactical management and improvements, par for the course it’s another great episode from Stacking Benjamins. Also featured on this episode is Harry Campbell from The Rideshare Guy to cover earning more money.
How to Keep Your Money Safe and Secure from FIRE Drill Podcast
Have you ever been a victim or ID theft, hacking or credit card tampering? The FIRE Drill Podcast duo welcomed David, a security expert and former NASA employee, to the show to discuss keeping your money safe and sound. It’s a scary consideration to think one day you could wake up to everything gone in your accounts. This episode motivated me to reconsider my own precautions in terms of passwords, VPNs, my phone and other means of data safety.
SIDE HUSTLE & BUSINESS PODCAST EPISODES
The Best Place To Work As An Entrepreneur from Fizzle Show
Have you tried working in a coffee shop? How about the Library? What about the basement, patio or a friends? Sometimes switching up the location of where you’re doing your work can help jumpstart productivity. The Fizzle Show team chats about potential options, pros, cons, their experiences and more.
Another edition of Momentums Finest comes to a close! Hopefully you enjoyed the blog posts and podcast episodes included this week.
Before closing this out I wanted to highlight some recent features that Making Momentum received this week around the personal finance community. It’s always great to have other websites and content creators shine the light on the posts and work on this site. So a big thanks to those websites for the three features below.
FEATURES THIS WEEK
- Rockstar Finance featured a post that I pulled together outlining 25 of the best personal finance podcasts. It’s always a wonderful feeling to get Rockstar’ed so Thursday morning was a fun one.
- The Financial Diet continued the feature train with that same post on podcast episodes in their weekly series 7 Personal Finance Podcasts We Loved This Week
- Fabric included the 89 personal finance tips post that I wrote in their latest personal finance stories from around the web roundup. Head over and check out the other great posts they’ve highlighted.
That’s it for Volume 48 – enjoy the rest of your weekend!