Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 49 [Jan 19]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
First off, RIP to John Bogle. The figurehead of Vanguard and father of the low-cost index fund passed away earlier this week at the age of 89. In terms of impacting the trajectory of finances and investing for hundreds of millions (if not billions) of people, it’s hard to name many others who played as big of a role as Mr. Bogle and Vanguard.
As Bloomberg noted of Mr. Bogle, “he focused his advocacy on index funds, those that buy and hold the broadest mixes of stocks. He cautioned that the pursuit of quick trades and short-term profits typically helped investment advisers more than investors.”
His book The Little Book of Common Sense Investing had a major impact on my mindset as I started to take control of my personal finances and ponder my financial future.
So for one final time we can say thank you and RIP to Mr. Bogle.
This week’s Momentums Finest features 11 blog posts and 5 podcast episodes covering debt, growing your income, investing and much more.
- Creative Ways To Save Money Today: 27 Experts Share Tips On Ways To Save More Money: Want to save more money and spend less in your everyday life? Here are 27 great ways and tips on creative ways to save money today from personal finance experts and members of the financial community.
- Momentum Series Interview – Young And The Invested: Finding Financial Independence: This Momentum Series interview is with Riley from the personal finance blog Young And The Invested. Riley stops by to share his financial journey, managing debt, money goals, blogging experiences and much more.
- Credit Karma Canada Review: How To Get Your Free Credit Score & Credit Report: Credit Karma provides Canadians with free access to their credit score, credit reports, credit monitoring and much more. It’s a free services (with no hooks or gimmicks) and a beneficial tool to add to your personal finance and money management system.
PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
How to Bounce Back from Holiday Debt or Overspending from Half Banked
Are your finances still recovering from the Holidays? Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one and there is plenty of time to right the ship and get back on course. Desirae from Half Banked shares some surefire tips to help you recover by making a plan and shifting your mindset.
10 Steps to Young Family Wealth and Happiness from Marriage, Kids And Money
Andy of Marriage, Kids And Money has hosted over 100 interviews on his podcast. Those discussions have not only helped thousands of listeners improve their finances and lives, they’ve helped Andy and his family too. This blog post (and podcast) highlights 10 of the biggest takeaways and steps for everyday people to build wealth and live happier.
How to Effectively Ask for a Raise (from Someone Who’s Done It Twice) from Financial Mechanic on The Luxe Strategist
This guest post on The Luxe Strategist by the Financial Mechanic discusses a foundational element of personal finances and personal growth that so many could get better at (or even just do): ask for a raise. Depth, first-hand experience, advice, tips and so much more. The post is loaded to help you fast-track your career and finances by getting the raise you deserve.
Millennial FIRE Bloggers To Check Out In 2019 from Choose FI
Have you been on the lookout for bloggers and content creators to follow this year? Has the concept of FIRE and financial freedom peaked your interest? Choose FI shares a collection of great bloggers from the Millennial generation to support your financial journey in 2019.
How We Paid Off $60,000 in Debt and Built a $90,000 Nest Egg in 3 Years from Apathy Ends on Collecting Wisdom
Another guest post here as Apathy Ends pens an article on the personal finance aggregation site Collecting Wisdom. The focus of the post? Getting out of debt and building wealth by taking action. The action plan for the AE household focused on mitigating interest rates, cutting consumer spending, growing their professional income and persistence. The root of advice and lessons here are applicable to so many of those struggling with their financial situation.
How I Spend $125 A Month On Groceries from A Purple Life
Yes, that headline is correct! A Purple Life spends $125 a month on groceries. Unfortunately, we’re spending at a range multiples above that…and I thought we were doing well. This post shares the raw data behind a 2018 month’s spending on food and exactly how she keeps costs so low. Shopping lists, meal photos and great tips to save more should hopefully help all of us shed our grocery budgets.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
How I Rode My Bike More Than I Drove My Car This Year from Accidental FIRE
Dave of Accidental Fire rode his bike more than he drove his car in 2018! 4780 miles vs. 4350 miles. Quite the feat with benefits on his wallet, waistline, mindset and so much more. He rode his bike to the grocery store, work, library and everywhere in between. I walk instead of bike ride but was lucky enough to accomplish the same feat by using my two feet as my #1 mode of transportation in 2018.
My Journey To Become A CFPⓇ Professional from Winning Personal Finance
Jason at Winning Personal Finance put away the blogging keyboard for a short time to concentrate on another area of his life. What’s that? Being a CFP professional…and so far so good! Congrats! The post runs through his experience, the journey he has been on, results, future and more. While he may not be a CFP just yet, the story of pursuing something you want and taking all the necessary steps successfully thus far is a motivating one.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
Teaching Your Kids About Money (Without Boring Them to Death) from MapleMoney Show
Do you have kids? Have you started to sow the seeds of personal finances with them? Matt of Method To Your Money joined Tom on the MapleMoney Show to discuss the topic. Matt shares his own experiences, why starting early is the right move, strategies to get kids engaged, opportunities for growth and a collection of other subjects.
Big City Dreams Without Burning The Budget from Financial Grownup
Grant at Millennial Money stops by Financial Grownup with Bobbi Rebell to share his money story and in particular, his decision to uproot from Chicago to New York City. The decision has impacted his finances but do the life experiences outweigh that? Grant also sheds light on financial lessons and tips around living a life of purpose, saving money (on the right things) and FIRE.
Exploring the Worlds of Investing, Assets, and Quality of Life from The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss welcomes Peter Mallouk, the President of Creative Planning – one of America’s largest wealth management firms, to the podcast. The two run through a number of topics including gold, real estate, crypto, active vs. passive, current markets, money mistakes and other investing topics. It’s a great conversation from one of the best interviews and one of the individuals at the forefront of financial markets.
Why You May Need a *FAT* Nest Egg from Everyday Money Show
FAT FIRE is the central theme to the latest episode of the Everyday Money Show. The guest? Fritz from Retirement Manifesto, an early retiree who chose the route of FAT FIRE. He didn’t retire at 35 like others in the community but at 55 so his story is one that many of us can look to for inspiration and lessons to pull from. Fritz shares his journey to a recent early retirement, building passions outside the workplace, preparing for that big change and more.
SIDE HUSTLE & BUSINESS PODCAST EPISODES
The State of SEO in 2019 and How to Generate 3 Million Blog Readers from The Side Hustle Project
Whether you run a blog, YouTube channel, local business or work in digital marketing, SEO will likely be an essential part of your business’ success. Who better to discuss the latest strategies, best practices and routes to growth than Brian Dean of Backlinko. Brian sits down with Ryan on The Side Hustle Project to drop SEO value bombs plus sheds light on his own journey to 7-figure success.
Another week comes to a close with Volume 49 now signed and sealed. Hard to believe we’re almost at 50 editions of the Weekly Roundup…time flies when you’re having fun.
Did you have any favourite blog posts or podcast episodes this week? Let me know in the comments below.
MAKING EXTRA MONEY IN 2019
Are you looking for some ideas to generate additional cash flow in 2019? Whether it’s side hustle cash to start building an emergency fund or to begin funding a vacation for your family, there are a number of ways to do it.
The current marketplace provides you ways to make $1,000 fast or opportunities to make $500 fast. If you have a smartphone, the list of ways to make some extra cash from your phone is a long one. From side hustles to making money online at home, you can reach your financial goals faster in 2019.
So whether you want to earn a little extra cash or start building a long-term business opportunity, test the waters and see what works for you in 2019. Here are some podcasts to help you get on the journey and spawn some ideas:
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!