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 #52 (Actually, 191)
1. The FIRE Community’s Greatest Flaw Money Flamingo
“Have you watched your investment portfolio tank recently?
There are dark clouds on the Financial Independence horizon at the moment – high inflation, food shortages, the energy crisis, supply chain issues, rising interest rates…
I find that times like these expose one of the FIRE community’s greatest flaws: our all-or-nothing attitude.”
2. How Much Will House Prices Fall? Millennial Revolution
“Some experts say prices could fall as much as 40%, while others think it’s going to go up 15%? That’s a 55% range in predictions! What gives? Who’s correct?
Well, here at Millennial Revolution, we don’t care about feelings (*kicks puppy*), we only care about math.
So, let’s find out by…Mathing Shit Up!”
3. The loss of Roe v Wade’s legal underpinnings, stemming from SCOTUS’s Dobbs decision, assaults a woman’s right to choose, and threatens other basic rights. National Nurses United
“The impact of eliminating the right to abortion will be devastating and deadly for women. No matter how much intellectual gloss the Supreme Court majority puts on the issue, with references to constitutional principles, judicial restraint, and 13th century scholarship, the hard truth of the matter is that this decision allows state legislators to deprive women of control over their own bodies and destiny.”
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As always, if you’re looking for a categorized list of self identified women 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.