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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, 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 #43 (Actually, 182)
1. Joy in spite of it all on Earth Week Vicki Robin
“Vicki Robin, host of What Could Possibly Go Right and author of Your Money or Your Life reflects on this bitter-sweet but actually mobilizing Earth Week – kicking off her new YouTube Series!”
2. The “Empowerment Cliff”: Why Girl Power Isn’t Working For Women Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez
“I call this dichotomy – where we empower girls’ ambitions but undermine those ambitions in women – “the empowerment cliff”. The point at which a woman’s ambitions go from being championed, to being perceived as a liability. When her aspirations are no longer celebrated, but questioned, and even penalized.
Girls taught to be confident and assertive are perceived to be less likable and less hirable when they express that confidence as women in the job market.
Girls taught to lead find themselves more likely to be disliked and disrespected by peers when taking on positions of leadership as women.”
3. How I Hide Money From Myself How Much Is That In Tacos?
After all of our money has been automatically sent where it needs to go between Friday and Saturday, I finally check our bank accounts on Sunday to see what we have left to spend.
From what’s left, I am able to budget out our groceries, gas, eating out, and any other expenses.
By never even seeing those big dollar-dollar bills in the bank on payday, I prevent myself from the temptation of going on a Target bender.
But, if there’s money left over in the budget, I can go on a mini bender, without feeling any hint of guilt!”
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Angela is the cofounder of Women's Personal Finance. When she's not talking about women and money, she's riding her e-bike, hanging out at her urban micro-farm with her family, or listening to a new audiobook.
1 thought on “Women’s Personal Finance: Wednesday Roundup April 20, 2022”
Great content this week (as always)!
I especially loved the “Empowerment Cliff” post. This is something I hadn’t thought about concretely too much, but it is so true! I thought of so many examples of this happening as I read the article. Very enlightening.