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 #100 (Actually, 239)
1. My Boyfriend Is Furious That I’m Buying My Own House Athena Valentine Lent, Pay Dirt
“I am buying my first property at the age of 28, which I am extremely proud of. When I told my boyfriend, he had a really negative reaction. He started talking about how this would impact him in the future if we were to move in together (for context, we haven’t talked about moving in together as we have been dating for less than a year). He freaked out about where all of his stuff would go, if there was enough space for his instruments, etc. He talked about how he deserved a “vote” in the process because presumably in the future he would move in.”
2. Social media has told you a lot of half truths and outright lies about passive income Money with Mary
Instagram post – read the caption!
(Personal pet peeve here from Angela – passive income is PASSIVE. Aka there are very very few things that are actually passive income.)
3. The Max is Not Enough Money By Lisa
“The question arises more often — and with greater urgency — in the upper middle-income ranks, let us say low six-figures. Households that enjoy a pretty comfortable lifestyle today and would like to keep enjoying that same level of bliss through their dotage.
This is where the harsh math begins. High earners (and spenders) who expect to replicate the same level of lifestyle in retirement — and particularly early retirement — often underestimate just how much they need to save. Just maxing out their employer’s 401(k) plan cannot replace a six-figure income, especially for an early retiree.”
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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.