Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 50 [Jan 26]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
We’ve made it to Volume 50 of Momentums Finest! Across these 50 editions of the roundup there have been over 500 blog posts and 350 podcast episodes shared from other amazing content creators within the personal finance and personal development community.
I hope you’ve found some value in the different posts and episodes profiled. Whether it’s investing, budgeting and making more money or travel hacking and goal-setting in your personal life, each week there is so much great content available across the web.
Before we head into the latest edition of Momentums Finest I just wanted to say a big thank you. Thank you to all of you who have read, commented and/or shared the Weekly Roundup over the past 50 weeks.
So here it is, Volume 50 featuring 13 blog posts and 5 podcast episodes.
- 12+ Best Reddit Personal Finance Subs To Follow In 2019 To Help You Make, Save, Invest & Manage Money: Are you looking for ways to learn more about personal finance and engage with online communities? Here are 12+ of the best Reddit personal finance subs to follow in 2019 on saving money, making money, FIRE, travel hacking, investing and more.
- Momentum Series Interview – Invested Wallet: Money Mindset & Investing: This Momentum Series interview is with Todd from the personal finance blog Invested Wallet. Todd shares his financial journey, investing mindset, top money resources, blogging experiences and much more.
- Checkout 51 Review: Free App To Earn Cash Back On Groceries In Canada & USA ($5 Free Sign Up Bonus): Want to earn free cash back on your grocery and household shopping? Checkout 51 is a free app that gives Americans and Canadians the opportunity to save (and make) money on their normal spending habits. It’s an easy win to add a couple extra bucks to your bank account.
PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
The Two Most Important Words in Personal Finance from Passive Income MD
What are the most important words in personal finance to you? To Peter at Passive Income MD it’s cash flow. In the ideal state as you take control of your finances that means increasing the in-flow and decreasing the out-flow. MD goes on the give you the downlow on cash flow and 10 headlines to help you best understand cash flow.
The Market Is Scary But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared from Chris Reining
If you’ve never experienced something before or are doing so for the first time, it can be scary. The same hold trues for investing and experiencing downturns or corrections as Chris Reining shares. As he says, we spend a lot of time worrying about what the market is going to do, instead of just let it do what it’s going to do. Focus on the long-term, hold steady and stick to a plan you’re most comfortable with.
5 College-Student Habits That Help Me Resist Lifestyle Inflation Now That I Make “Real” Money from The Financial Diet
This article from Astrid at The Financial Diet is another one of those that I wish I would’ve read during and immediately after college. Avoiding that lifestyle inflation and managing money was not at the forefront of priorities for me personally at that time. However, Astrid was able to take control of her personal finances by holding 5 college habits after entering the working world after graduating.
How To Buy A Home In Canada from Savvy New Canadians
If you’re in the process of saving up for a down payment or moving closer towards purchasing that first home, it can be an intimidating experience. There are dozens of factors to consider and it can be extremely overwhelming. Enoch at Savvy New Canadians has penned this great guide to help ease your mind and start building a holistic understanding on buying a home.
How to Get Free Breakfast at These 9 Major Hotel Brands from Wallet Hacks
Do you love travel? Do you enjoy staying at hotels? Do you not enjoy paying for an expensive breakfast? The price of that meal can really take a hit on your travel budget. Jim at Wallet Hacks is here to help. This cheat sheet helps identify which brands, chains and tiers of membership help you get access to a lovely free meal in the morning.
SIDE HUSTLE & BUSINESS BLOG POSTS
How to Handle Taxes for Your Side Hustle from Millennial Money Man
So you’ve earned some money outside your 9-5 career, nice work! With tax season upon us it’s time to understand the ins and outs of side hustle money. Whether you’re planning ahead for 2019 or head down figuring out 2018, this post from Bobby at Millennial Money Man aims to arm you with the knowledge needed to master that side hustle money. Great insights and approach to help shift that mindset around your side hustle finances.
15 Part Time Jobs With Benefits from Financially Fit & Fab
If you’re on the hunt for a part time job, one of the biggest limiting factors can often be the lack of benefits. Whether you’re a parent, student, freelancer, fresh graduate or just looking to make extra cash, a part time job might be the optimal solution for your current situation. Tia from Financially Fit & Fab pulled this great list of companies offering varying levels of perks and benefits to part time workers. Getting those benefits and perks can add thousands of dollars of value to your part time role so make sure to do your due diligence when considering your options.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
Handling The Loss Of A Job And Staying Professional from Saving Joyfully
Losing a job isn’t an easy situation to deal with for anyone. The financial stresses and uncertainty of the road ahead can be overwhelming. After 16 years at the same employer, Andrea from Saving Joyfully got the unfortunate news that their positions were being absorbed by the new company they’d acquired. In this post, Andrea shares tips on remaining professional, valuing yourself and the important steps to take when dealing with job loss.
How to Fall Asleep in 7 Easy and Effective Steps from The Rich Miser
After a long, hard day it can be difficult to unwind and relax. Whether it’s TV, Netflix, doing more work from home or stressing about the next day ahead, it’s tough at times to hit just hit the bed at night and doze off. Miguel from The Rich Miser shares a 7 step strategy to help you fall asleep and ensure you’re getting the necessary rest you need. If you’re one of those people who tosses and turns in bed waiting to fall asleep, give this a read and test it out.
The Power of the Habit Snowball from Happy In The Hollow
If you’ve frequented the personal finance space or searched out tips on getting out of debt, you’ve likely heard of the debt snowball. The concept popularized by Dave Ramsey is about conquering your debts one at a time, starting smallest to largest. Olivia at Happy In The Hollow is applying that same concept to habits in order to develop and make changes in her life. Tackle one new habit at a time and continue to snowball those into bigger gains with other habits.
How Other People Can Help You Reach Your Goals from The Three Year Experiment
A helping hand on the road to achieving your goals can make all the difference. And vice-versa, your helping hand to another can do the same. As Laurie from The Three Year Experiment points out in her post, humans are social beings and that connection often brings out the best in us. Whether it’s a goal related to finances, health and wellness, personal development or any other area, there are people in your life who can support you and improve your success rate.
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
Ring The Alarm! We’re Talking FIRE from HerMoney Podcast
Two great podcasts collide here as Jonathan and Brad from Choose FI join Jean on HerMoney Podcast. The focus of discussion? FIRE! Or financial independence retire early. It’s a quick-hitting 22 minute conversation that hits on a variety of topics related to taking control of your money and life. High quality, insightful and a great listen.
Travis Hornsby of Student Loan Planner from Chain of Wealth
The Student Loan Planner, aka Travis Hornsby, stops by to sit down and discuss all things student loan debt with the Chain of Wealth duo. Travis shares his own financial journey, experiences with his wife’s six figures of debt and the work he has done to help 1,500 clients save over $80 million on their student loans.
How to Make an Impact & Invest for Your Future from Millennial Money
The concept of investing and social responsibility continue to grow ever-connected as impact investing gets further into the narrative of the financial community. Recently, Shannah welcomed Catherine Berman, CEO of CNote, onto the Millennial Money podcast to discuss the topic. From profit potential, the impact you can make, the growth and so much more, it’s something that got me thinking about my own investment decisions.
When a Child of Financial Chaos Stumbles into Adulthood from Afford Anything
Paulette Perhach joined Paula on Afford Anything to share her financial story…and what a captivating listen it was. This was an amazing episode! It’s too hard to summarize in a few sentences so please click over to Paula’s site and read the full rundown. Then hit play.
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY PODCAST EPISODES
Healing Burnout & Mini Retirements from Financial Freedom Podcast
If you’ve ever read one of her blog posts or listened to a podcast episode she’s featured in, you’ll know Jillian of Montana Money Adventures is very inspirational and a great soul. She recently joined Grant Sabatier on his Financial Freedom Podcast to discuss mini retirements, recovering from burnout and living the best life you can. It’s another must-listen from two motivating and passionate people.
Financial Freedom Book
Grant Sabatier (mentioned above) of Millennial Money and the Financial Freedom Podcast has penned an amazing book on financial independence, personal development and living the best life possible on your own terms. I was lucky enough to get early access to review the book and will have two posts to share discussing it the week of February 3rd.
What a read!
Financial Freedom: A Proven Path To All The Money You Will Ever Need is a culmination of everything Grant represents. What’s that? Passion, hustle, creative thinking, dedication, expertise, openness, hunger, empowerment and so much more.
The book will be officially released on February 5th.
It’s still available for pre-order and purchasing via pre-order comes with a bunch of bonuses. If you do buy it early, forward your receipt to Grant ([email protected]) to receive exclusive coaching sessions, access to a private Facebook group, additional PDFs, entries into special contests and more.
That’s it for Volume 50 of Momentums Finest – enjoy the rest of your weekend!