Weekly Roundup – Momentums Finest On Saturdays VOL 51 [Feb 2]
Happy Saturday Momentum Makers!
How did January treat you? Are you holding course with your plans for 2019? What book are you reading right now? Hopefully all is well across the board and you’re ready to enjoy the rest of the weekend ahead.
It’s -30 degrees here in southern Ontario as I type this and all I can think of is a beach in the Bahamas. I’m looking around my place for things to sell on eBay to expedite my travel savings account…anyways let’s jump right into this Weekly Roundup.
Volume 51 of Momentums Finest features 12 blog posts and 6 podcast episodes to help fill your weekend content needs. From money management, being a digital nomad, dealing with job burnout and finding success in investing or business, this should have a little something for everyone.
- Gig Economy Jobs: Make Money From Home, Online Or In The City: Gig economy jobs have created countless new opportunities for everyday people to make more money from home, online or around the city. Here are 15+ gig jobs to consider if you’re looking for ideas to earn extra cash outside your 9-5 career.
- 11 Great Canadian Personal Finance Blogs To Follow In 2019: Are you looking for ways to improve your personal finances and money management? Here are 11 great Canadian personal finance blogs to follow in 2019 to help you budget, save money, make more money, plan for retirement and more.
- Momentum Series Interview – Money Stir: Making Smarter Financial Decisions: This week’s Momentum Series Interview is with Chris from the personal finance blog Money Stir. Chris shares his financial journey, resources that have impacted his relationship with money, dealing with debt, launching his blog and much more.
PERSONAL FINANCE BLOG POSTS
How To Make A Lot Of Money And Fail Financially from Debt & Cupcakes on Young And The Invested
Making more money doesn’t always equate to financial success and progress. Unfortunately lifestyle inflation and mismanagement of that income can be a common problem as the incoming cash flow rises up. This guest post from Debt & Cupcakes on Young And The Invested helps paint the picture through their own mistakes in an effort to empower others to avoid them.
9 Money Lessons From My 90-Year-Old Grandpa from Money Saved Is Money Earned
With age comes experience and wisdom. Also with that age comes a bevy of financial knowledge to be shared. Money Saved Is Money Earned recently celebrated Grandpa’s 90th birthday and compiled 9 financial lessons he was willing to provide with the world. From hard work and not letting your past define you to spending time doing things you love, he brought advice based on 9 decades of real-world experience. Great concept and a belated Happy Birthday to him!
Live The Good Life: How To Become A Digital Nomad In Three Steps from Millionaire Mob
Want to travel the world and earn an income as a digital nomad doing so? Sounds exciting and an amazing way to experience the different locations, people and cultures this planet has to offer. Millionaire Mob provides the three steps and other supporting resources to get on that path of living the good life and escape the traditional framework.
How To Know If Your Employer Cares About Your Financial Wellness from Money With A Purpose
Fred from Money With A Purpose reviewed the results of a recent research study published by Alight around employment, retirement and finances. The trajectory around financial education, support services and other tertiary benefits seems to be trending upward. However, the study does focus mostly on big companies with thousands of employees so that might skew the results. It’s an interesting report to read and then compare your working situation and employer to what the study is highlighting.
How A Lack Of Confidence Impacts Your Money from Smile & Conquer
What role does confidence play in your financial journey and money management? A lack of confidence can often have a collection of negative impacts on your money. Sarah at Smile & Conquer highlights some of the potential side effects your emotions on both your earning potential and spending habits.
Guide To Leveling Up Finances, Video Game Style from Time To FI
As a former (and sometimes current) gamer, this post from Time To FI was an enjoyable one to read. The gamification of improving your personal finances is a great way to take the staunch, seriousness out of money management. Vanquish the enemy (debt), level up (save and invest), build a community (gaming community), get those rewards and keep moving forward!
LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS & PRODUCTIVITY BLOG POSTS
What Is Job Burnout And What Should I Do If I Have It? from Women Who Money
If you’re like most people working a full-time career, you’ve likely experience job burnout before. The stress, non-stop pace, menautiny, bureaucracy and pressures of development can be overbearing. Women Who Money share some of the stats behind job stress, how to identify it and also how to manage it. It’s an unfortunate circumstance that can continue to build and snowball to impact much more than just your job.
The Pros And Cons Of Moving From A Condo To A House from Retire By 40
Will you be transitioning from condo living to a detached home in the future? The Retire By 40 family is packing up and making the move into a house after living in their condo since 2007. Joe shares the decision to move along with the pros and cons of the decision. It’s a situation many can relate to or will have to consider in the coming years.
Are You “Successful”? Depends On How You Measure “Success” from Why We Money
Often success is measured only in regards to your finances and career. While those are amazing pillars to strive to continually improve and reach new heights, it’s not the only way to define success. Alan, one half of the Why We Money duo, wrote this post to help you allow yourself to be your own version of success. Live life on your terms and reap the rewards of living a rich, successful life of your own (not someone else’s).
PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST EPISODES
The Grant Sabatier Financial Freedom Book Podcast Tour
With the upcoming release of Grant Sabatier’s book, Financial Freedom, he has been hitting the personal finance podcast circuit for some interviews with other members of the community.
Here are a handful of great episodes:
- Journey To Launch: Your Guide to Financial Freedom & Having All The Money You Will Ever Need
- Marriage, Kids And Money: Want Financial Independence? It’s Time to Make More Money
- So Money: Ask Farnoosh and Grant Sabatier
Early Stage Investing from Invest Like The Best
Alex Mittal, the co-founder of Funders Club, joins Patrick on Invest Like The Best to discuss early stage investing as well as the investment decision making process and their company’s mandate. With investments in over 300 companies over 7 years, Alex has a ton of experience with budding brands and products.
LIFESTYLE & BUSINESS PODCAST EPISODES
The Story of DC Shoes, Rally Car Racing, and 500+ Million Views from The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim welcomes Ken Block to the Tim Ferriss Show. Who’s Ken Block? The co-founder of DC Shoes (popular skateboarding company), professional rally car driver and viral video star. As a former/current fan of skateboarding it was unique to hear Ken’s story and evolution into a rally racing star. Outside the competition accolades, he’s an entrepreneur with some real successes under his belt.
22 Exact Things We Did to Sell $1 Million in Courses from Noah Kagan Presents
Noah Kagan, of App Sumo, has built the company to a 7-figure business and then recently released a course about how they grew that business and strategies for success. That course did over a million dollars in sales. This podcast episode (and blog post) isn’t a hook to get you to buy the course as it’s no longer for sale. It’s just Noah sharing 22 different things they did to promote the course and help deliver you some great marketing advice, tips and tricks.
Another week comes to a close but the great content from the personal finance and personal development community keeps on rolling. No matter what stage of your financial journey or life you’re at, there are bloggers and podcasters out there producing content that can support you on that road ahead.
What posts or podcasts hit home for you this week?
Let me know in the comments below.
While growing your income and building revenue streams will often have the biggest ROI on your finances, it’s all for not or limited if you aren’t still managing your spending. Those small wins by better controlling your expenses can compound to major gains over your lifetime.
Here are 3 recent posts on Making Momentum with some strategies to help you save money:
- Creative Ways To Save Money Today: 27 Experts Share Tips On Ways To Save More Money
- Stop Wasting Money – 11 Bad Financial Habits To Stop To Help You Save More Money
- 40+ Money Saving Hacks: How To Save Money Each Month In Your Everyday Life
That’s it for this week – have a great weekend!