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 #57 (Actually, 196)
1. Getting Laid Off Is Traumatic – But It’s Not The End Kat Kibben
“Once upon a time, I was laid off just a few days before buying a house. It wasn’t magical and doesn’t deserve some fairytale beginning. It didn’t feel like anything but a nightmare. For weeks before, I was anticipating some kind of shift – praying it wouldn’t come to me.
I had too much on the line. I was so close to buying my first home and I had picked out every part, down to the floors and paint on the wall. I created this home and now someone created a moment that might stand between me and waking up in the bedroom I so carefully selected.”
“Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard from so many of you who have questions about how to navigate the reality of a volatile market…. And while there’s no such thing as a “recession proof” financial plan, we can find ways to prepare, no matter what’s happening in the market…
Listen in as Jean and Isabel tackle questions about emergency funds and college savings — is it smart to keep your money in cash during inflation, and should you continue putting money into a 529 if it’s losing money? We also hear from listeners wondering how to invest “for good” when the economy is down, and how hands-off is too hands off when it comes to investing.”
3. Laundry can’t make you a good mom In Pursuit of Clean Countertops with KC Davis
“I also deeply resent the ways in which domestic labor has been linked to idealizations of “good motherhood.” I firmly believe that mothers and caretakers will continue to be culturally disrespected (and our labor rendered invisible) if we don’t divorce care tasks from performative femininity and performative maternity.
So I was incredibly excited to talk to KC about the assumed morality of housekeeping, the presumptions of “good” motherhood and “good” homemaking, how moms are encouraged to link their worth to their domestic productivity, and why mothers have such a hard time believing they deserve rest.”
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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.