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 #82 (Actually, 221)
1. The Grass is Greener Where You Water It One Frugal Girl
“Have you ever heard a singer or movie star talk about their path to fame? They’ll often say, “I didn’t get here overnight” or “it took a long time to make it here.”
Success often comes at a cost. Are you willing to spend long hours at work to buy a bigger house or drive a fancier car?
Rather than sacrificing time would you rather live with less so you can spend less time at work? Can you find contentment without buying more?
2. Family and financial love languages Penny on FIRE
“Family and financial love languages might sound like a weird mix Especially if you’re not used to talking finances or have a strained relationship with your family. But in this case it’s your chosen family – well in my case, it’s my partner with whom I share expenses and living quarters.
When I recently redid our budget to reflect upcoming changes in our living expenses, it made me realize something. It’s something I’ve been aware of really for years, but only just reflected properly on now.
We don’t have the same financial love language!”
3. Financial lingo EVERYONE gets wrong Ms. Moody Money
“What do most people not understand when it comes to taxes?
That the marginal tax bracket they’re in IS NOT WHAT THEY PAY ON ALL THEIR INCOME.
What marginal tax bracket you are in is based on the amount of tax you pay on your *last dollar earned*.”
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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.