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 #36 (Actually, 173)
1. How Changing Jobs Every Year Led Me To My Dream Job Stocks and Squats via The Money Takes
“Job-hopping has gained increasing popularity in the midst of the Great Resignation. It’s a term that’s associated with transitioning jobs frequently, and many employers view it as a red flag on resumes. On the flip side, I’m a serial job-hopper and an advocate for job-hopping with purpose. In this article, I’ll break down my ‘hops’, how I approached my transitions and landed my dream job with a 287% salary raise.“
2. Should We Pause Our Mortgage Payoff? She Picks Up Pennies
“I’ve been in the personal finance world long enough to see the tides change over and over again regarding mortgages (and so many other things). Some years, the loudest voices want to be totally debt free. Other years, people yell at you on Twitter for suggesting you should pay off your mortgage. Guess which year we are currently in?
It’s true that the math suggests investing is a better idea than paying off a low-interest mortgage. But money is never just about math. Mentally and emotionally, I know that paying off our mortgage beats investing. Plus, it’s simply not my investing personality to drop a single lump sum of that size into our brokerage account.”
3. Personal finance myth-busting Save Live Thrive
“When you type “personal finance tips” into Google, You’ll get 1,370,000 articles, hacks, reports and gimmicks that guarantee financial success. With so much good (and baaad) information out there, today I’m busting the 4 biggest myths I hear often.”
Bonus – I failed at multi-level marketing. It taught me a lot about my priorities – and myself. Femme Frugality via Business Insider
“I was exposed to Arbonne at a confusing point in my life. I had no funding for college, so I’d dropped out. I was working two jobs at a pizza shop and a computer repair store to make ends meet. On top of that, I was providing babysitting services to a family in my LDS ward, which is akin to a parish or congregation in other religions.
It was through the babysitting gig that I was converted to Arbonne. The mom of the family sold the beauty products, and she offered to let me try them. She knew I was in a bad economic state and suggested I become a consultant.
She won me over quickly. The training I’d been through as a Mormon child trying to convert my friends to the church made me a great salesperson. I could get a discount on the products I purchased as a consultant. Plus, the inspirational training CDs in the consultant package provided me with positive affirmations during a challenging period of my life. “
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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.