Women's Personal Finance Wednesday Roundup

Women’s Personal Finance: Wednesday Roundup April 19, 2023

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Welcome to the Women’s Personal Finance Wednesday Roundup! We started this series back in 2018 on TreadLightlyRetireEarly.com to showcase the fabulous women in the online personal finance community who are talking about money online. Even now, there is a perception that women aren’t good with money, don’t care about money, or don’t understand it on a granular level beyond perhaps knowing how to coupon and score a good shopping deal.

These roundups are our way of doing a small part to change that perception. There is no shortage of women online doing their part to make it clear that they DO understand money, and these posts are meant to amplify that fact.

Why does it matter? Because representation matters. Because reading and hearing stories from those who (may or may not) look like us show us that yes, we too can figure out this money thing, that we too have important stories to tell. And that we too know quite a lot about money and are experts worth listening to.

Since Women’s Personal Finance has grown up to get its own website, it’s time to transition these roundups over here to the dedicated website. Same great content, new home!

Our Women’s Personal Finance Facebook group on Facebook also has a sharing thread on Fridays, and that’s the place to read all the blog posts written by members over the previous week. If you’re looking for more articles written by women and nonbinary folks, that’s a great place to continue reading (plus we have plenty of great discussions on finances the rest of the week as well!).

If you don’t have the time or inclination to go searching down myriad posts, though, we will be continuing this series every week to showcase some of the best of the new content we read. If you ever read a post you think we absolutely need to consider for this roundup, please let us know! We are always open to reading new blogs and want to celebrate those newer voices as well as the more seasoned ones.

And with that, here is the best (in our opinion) content by women and nonbinary folks this past week. Let us know what you think in the comments! We love discussion.

Women’s Personal Finance Weekly Roundup #88 (Actually, 22)

1. Why I Love Financial Boycotts Your American Money

“As a young teen I saw the importance of financial boycotts as corporations and people across the world began divesting out of South Africa. You don’t think that apartheid ended because people were feeling badly about it?

No. It ended because the country of South Africa began to lose business. Tourists didn’t want to be seen as complicit in the practices that were upholding the system of apartheid. Companies were beginning to be held accountable and it just became distasteful to do business in South Africa.

2. We Can Create a Fair, Feminist Tax Code Amy Hanauer, Ms Magazine

“Imagine if all families could instead count on high-quality childcare and eldercare and if the overwhelmingly female, often Black and brown workers who do these jobs, were paid what they’re worth.  

When we have to juggle earning a good living with our family’s other needs, we’re more likely to shoulder the exhaustion and stress that balancing act creates. Lack of paid leave, for example, means women—particularly low-paid women and women of color—often must return to work before we and our babies are ready. 

What does this have to do with fair taxes? Everything! Taxing wealthy people and corporations and using the revenue for paid leave, childcare, education, healthcare and college would transform America for girls and women of every race and family type, in every corner of this country. 

3. The joy and agony of using your emergency fund NZ Muse

“To remember that money comes and goes, is designed to flow, to support us, and trust that it is always continuing to flow in, too.

I don’t advocate for burying your head in the sand. It’s not about denying reality.

It’s about acknowledging the circumstances, and choosing to face them with grit and grace. Deciding, over and over, to spurn the fear, scarcity, and anxiety. Releasing the need to control and letting go of that power dynamic of struggle. Surrendering to what is, and choosing calm and trust through it all – even as insurance approvals and supply chain delays drag out.

Making moves from a place of fear never works out well. Making moves from a place of confidence, empowerment, and expansion is the real flex.”

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As always, if you’re looking for a categorized list of self-identified women and nonbinary folks writing and speaking about personal finance, here is the comprehensive guide to the Women of the Financial Independence Community.

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