★ Money Challenge #19: Find a New Financial Resource! #FLM2017

Posted April 10, 2017 6:00 am by with 6 comments

This is part of our Weekly Money Challenge series.
Be sure to check off any you’ve missed!

I‘m guessing there was a moment in time when you became aware of a key piece of financial wisdom that rocked your world. For me, it was when I learned about tracking my spending and working a monthly budget. Life-changing stuff.

Since then, I’ve read tons of books, blogs, and articles on the subject of money. Each one has helped me see my money in a different way. There’s always more to learn, which is one thing that makes personal finance so fun and interesting!

Your financial success is closely related to your financial knowledge.

So, let’s learn a little more about money this week. (Like we do every week!) And since April is Financial Literacy Month, we thought now would be a great time to throw this challenge down…

I accept the Rockstar challenge and will keep learning about money! #FLM2017 (Click to Tweet!) Click To Tweet

This week’s challenge: Find a *new* blog, book, podcast, or resource on money.

You’ve likely heard about a new financial book or podcast or other resource that you haven’t gotten around to checking out yet. Let this be the week you do!

Here’s a couple resources from our site if you need a little help:

Let us know what new resource you’re planning on digging into. And while you are here, leave a suggestion on one that you think others would enjoy as well!

Derek, Master of Challenges


PS: Curious to see how last week’s challenge went? Click here and scroll to the bottom.


Here’s a few new resource suggestions from over in the Rockstar Finance Forums. 

I think Cody at Dollar Habits is off to the start of something great. I’ve read most of what he’s written in his first month, but I want to dig in and read the rest! @DollarHabits

For a book – I just finished The 5 Money Conversations to Have With Your Kids at Every Age by The Money Couple. Their concept of financial personalities is one of my new favorite things – on par with love languages from Gary Chapman. I highly recommend checking it out if you have kids. I’ll be reviewing it on the blog on Friday, but I think the message that you have to understand how your kids naturally feel about money to teach them effectively is huge! – MamaFishSaves

I just found this podcast episode about 20 minutes ago. I’ve heard of Amanda before but haven’t read or listened to anything from her. Until 20 min ago…

This podcast episode is so fun and relatable. (Lot’s of saucy language!)

Amanda talks about how she worked and hustled in her business for 7 years and is now finding some real success. She talks about how great it is that her hard work is paying off, which is super inspiring. And she also talks about how with success comes some strange stuff like imposter syndrome. It’s a real honest take on success and how hard work pays off.

“Letting people support you…” Was an interesting lesson Amanda shared towards the end. –DerekOlsen

I recently came across My Sons Father and have been really digging the site. I’m always gravitated toward dad-related stuff. Speaking of which, Dads Dollars Debts is another pf blog I’m really into. I’d recommend checking it out if you haven’t already.

I also recently went back and listened to a bunch of the Millennial Money Minutes podcasts from @millennialmoney and Matt at Distilled Dollar. Lots of value in not a lot of time.

Love this idea, Rockstar team! –DollarHabits

I like Wallstreetphysician.com if you have not checked it out. It is a physician finance blog but he is a nice writer with interesting points. – Dads_Dollars_Debts

@ChiefMomOfficer just wrote a review on a book called “Designing Your Life – How To Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life”, which I’m planning on checking out.

The Aussie Government/Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s MoneySmart1 website has a pretty great collection of resources to help people become financially literate.

For new investors, I’ve just discovered the BC Security Commission’s Personality Quiz – it’s a different slant on risk profiling.  – Mrs.ETT


Derek heads up the Weekly Money Challenges here at Rockstar Finance and over in the Rockstar Money Forums. He also runs an outrageous blog and podcast over at HowDoIMoney.com - check it out!

6 responses to ★ Money Challenge #19: Find a New Financial Resource! #FLM2017

  1. Mrs. Picky Pincher April 10th, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I’m up for the challenge! It seems like I find new FIRE blogs cropping up each week. :)


  2. Amy @ Life Zemplified April 10th, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Enjoy challenges that involve $ and knowledge. I’m checking out more blogs daily!


    • Derek Olsen April 10th, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Glad you are enjoying the challenges. Isn’t it amazing how many good money blogs are out there?!


  3. Hélène Massicotte April 14th, 2017 at 10:55 am

    What a great idea Derek! Here’s a suggested read that’s not (yet) in our list of book reviews: “Happy Money” by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton. Amazing book that helps us get the most bang for our buck when we do choose to spend money.

    They’ve also each done a TED Talk on the topic. Here they are by author: Dunn & Norton.


    • J. Money April 17th, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks Helene!! Always looking for good TED talks as I’ve run out and playing the “random” game doesn’t work as well :)


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