Women's Personal Finance Wednesday Roundup

Women’s Personal Finance: Wednesday Roundup August 16, 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 #101 (Actually, 240)

1. Can I Quit My Job After A Month? Corporate Career Girl

“According to a recent study, 72% of young workers say they’ve regretted a new job after starting.

And one of the main reasons why people leave is because their overall experience of the work ends up not being what they expected.

Attitudes around leaving a bad job, even after a short period of time, are changing.

Employees are standing up for what they want and are willing to leave if employers are not ready to provide it.”

2. The Unlimited Vacation Policy: Pros, Cons, and How to Best Use It We Want Guac

“There really aren’t many negatives to an unlimited vacation policy – at least, not big enough negatives to counteract “better health, more time, and more money coming in”. The overarching negative is its newness. Not enough workers will actually take the time off they need because of burnout culture, and uncertainty over how much time off is acceptable. American work culture discourages taking time off, so there really isn’t an accepted standard to follow. To make things worse, the United States has a minimum vacation policy worse than many developing countries, which is because THERE IS NO minimum vacation policy in federal law.”

3. Battling Burnout? A Post-Pandemic Career Change Might Be the Answer Watch Her Work

“Overall, one in four professionals planned to take part in a post-pandemic career change once the COVID-19 situation calmed. But what exactly qualifies as a post-pandemic career change?

Generally speaking, a post-pandemic career change involves shifting into a new job type, field, or industry once the threat of the pandemic is generally over. In some cases, the move is a significant departure. For example, a professional might go from working as a professional cook to an IT job. In others, it’s subtler, such as a television advertising specialist shifting into social media marketing.

Ultimately, the only defining characteristics of a post-pandemic career change are heading in a new professional direction once COVID-19 subsides. Since the pandemic is broadly calming but isn’t entirely over, any job shift now potentially qualifies.

BONUS. One of the best times of the year to apply for 6 figure jobs is coming… Flynanced

“It’s called “September Surge” and you’ll see more job openings as teams need to use up budget and firm headcount by end of year.”

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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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