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 #32 (Actually, 169)
1. Childfree by Choice: Why I’m Not Having Children Bravely Go
“Yet there is still a huge social stigma for being childfree, especially if you’re a woman. MOST people still see having a child as the primary role for adult women’s lives.
I want to be clear: I’m not knocking anyone who has children. I’m simply talking about my decision to be childfree. For me, being childfree largely comes down to lack of desire for them, financial concerns, climate change concerns, and rage at how we treat mother’s in this country.”
2. Charity in 2021 From One Geek to Another
“What is bothering me is which goal that I missed. Charity is a thing that most people don’t account for and it is incredibly important, especially in recent years. It’s a taboo subject when it shouldn’t be. I guess I feel that in the game of “show me your budget and I’ll show you your priorities” this wasn’t a priority to me. I do not like that. At all.”
3. My Only Goal for 2022 Tiny Ambitions
“Talking about money is weird. Whether you do it in person, or online, it’s weird.
It’s been ingrained in us that it’s impolite to talk about money, especially if you’re a womxn. Unfortunately for us, the people who don’t want us to talk about money are often the ones who already have more than the rest of us do, combined.
So, I say this with no shame or judgment towards myself or your own financial situation.”
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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.