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.
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Women’s Personal Finance Weekly Roundup #86 (Actually, 225)
1. Expiration Dates: The Price Women Pay for Aging and Learning to Appreciate Living in Our Older Skin The Audacity
“A 2018 study in Science Advances evaluated the desirability of 200,000 users of online dating apps and concluded that while men’s sexual desirability peaks at 50, a woman’s starts high at 18 and falls steeply over time.”
2. When I hear women say they don’t want a prenup because they aren’t getting married to get divorced Financially Intentional
“News flash Boo 🚨 You already have a prenup, it’s the one the states decide for you. Why not make the decisions yourself?”
3. Why Dating Your Financial Opposite Could Actually Be a Good Thing Gabriella Olya for Go Banking Rates
“So many of us have this belief that two savers who marry each other or who become partnered are going to be better off than two people who are spenders, and in some aspects that may be true, but in other aspects, having someone who has different behaviors or beliefs about money can actually help to create to this really lovely balance in a relationship. It can help to see where you’re each coming from and strike a balance in the middle. Oftentimes, when my clients come in and they hyper-identify as a saver or as a spender, they haven’t really considered a middle-of-the-road option.”
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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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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.