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 #77 (Actually, 216)
1. Thoughts on my silver anniversary of illness I Pick Up Pennies
“So that the future I’d always pictured was probably never going to happen anyway.
But maybe the breakdown would’ve happened early in my career. Maybe I’d have done the work in therapy and gotten myself back on track.
In the end it’s moot. Whether or not the future I had planned would’ve even been possible, that Future Me was real to me. So it’s still something that needs to be grieved once in a while.”
2. My “Why” for Money Crying In Finance
“Let’s face it, money is important to everyone. We need money to meet our basic needs of housing and food. Money allows us to share our individuality by choosing the clothes we wear and the accessories we have. Money lets us choose the food and drinks we want to purchase and consume from grocery store and restaurants. But once we reach a level of general comfort and safety, what is money important for?“
“A recession can destroy your finances. Recessions usually mean job loss and a declining stock market. So here’s a step by step guide to protecting your money from a recession.”
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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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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.