Women's Personal Finance Wednesday Roundup

Women’s Personal Finance: Wednesday Roundup July 12, 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 #97 (Actually, 236)

1. I Have Become the Rich Relative I Always Wanted Bitches Get Riches

“When I was but a wee baby bitch, penniless and loaded down with student loans, I used to wish I had some rich relative to swoop in and solve all my money problems.

I’m not sure where I got the yearning for a rich relative. I could blame books like Little Women for putting the hope of discovering an Old Mister Laurence into my preadolescent head. (Or even an Aunt March! I’d settle for an Aunt March!) Mr. Brewer in The Babysitter’s Club was not only an engaged and loving father-figure to Kristy, but a walking plot device to ensure all the Babysitters could go on bookworthy adventures together.

Pop culture told me that a rich relative was my birthright, as a bossy yet pure-hearted tomboy. And as I got older, I saw for myself that this character was anything but fictional.”

2. Avoiding Financial Pitfalls: Unveiling the Subconscious Choices that Sabotage Your Money Goals Dr. Sev Talks Money

You’re struggling to pay your bills, but you still want to go on the annual vacation trip. Your focus is on your friendship. You’ve put staying friends with your group, or belonging ahead of your financial well-being.”

…Set boundaries before things happen… Know your financial limitations. Know what you will and will not do. Strategize ahead of time, so when these things happen, we don’t get pulled into decisions that really don’t serve us.”

3. How to Respond to an Interview Request Career Contessa

“The difference between a good phone interview and a great phone interview might lie in the work you do beforehand. Prepare for common phone interview questions, research the company, and practice. Additionally, you’ll want to ensure that your phone is actually set up to accept the call if you’re unavailable.

Career Coach Alyson Garrido explains that one of the first things to do in order to respond to an interview request properly is to prepare yourself and your contact information. 

She clarifies, “First off, be sure you’re ready to take the call. That means setting up your voicemail, which we so rarely do these days. Additionally, be mindful of only answering or returning a call when you can focus on the conversation. You’ll feel better about the conversation and will make a more positive impression if you’re not on the run.”

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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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