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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, 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 #40(Actually, 177)
1. Talking Money with Sabbatical Seeker All Options Considered
How do you feel about money at this point in your life?
Optimistic. I’m at a place where I feel like my money is working for me and can see the power of compounding interest. Money used to feel like something abstract that I needed to hoard, and I romanticized the idea of having money. Now I have a much more pragmatic stance and see money as a tool and a security blanket.
2. “the closer I get, the target keeps moving” The Frugal Girl
“How often have you thought, “I will be satisfied when ______.”
And then when you get that thing, how often has it actually satisfied you? Did you magically feel content?
If you are like most of us, you probably just shifted your focus to something else that was wrong, or something else that you wanted. Or maybe you shifted your focus to whatever the next rung is on your ladder of success.”
3. Secondhand Satisfaction The Moneyaires
“The kitchen set I got for Baby Moneyaire might have ended up in the trash if my seller hadn’t of sold it to me. The folks I bought the kitchen from seemed like a normal family who probably needed to get rid of some stuff to free up space (probably for more stuff). It probably would have been easier for them to pitch the set.
And that would have been a small tragedy. The play set I bought for Baby Moneyaire is all plastic. Less than 10% of plastic is ever recycled and it lasts forever. This kitchen set is in great shape, everything works, it’s perfectly fine. It elicits the same joy from Baby Moneyaire as a brand new one. Inevitably, this kitchen set will end up in a landfill. However, I like to think that we’re prolonging that from happening and not adding additional waste to the environment.”
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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.