Women's Personal Finance Wednesday Roundup

Women’s Personal Finance: Wednesday Roundup March 29, 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 #85 (Actually, 224)

1. 6 Lessons YOU Can Learn from the Silicon Valley Bank Crash Bitches Get Riches

“If you want an in-depth, technical breakdown, this ain’t gonna be it. I’m going to focus on what this means for us plebs. That means skipping all the boring parts, creatively employing childish metaphors, recklessly speculating about its impact on the future of the economy, and oversimplifying absolutely everything.”

2. Less is More Money by Lisa

“The reality is that few money decisions are always objectively bad. (Even something as heinous as a payday loan probably has a proper use if the alternative on that particular day is homelessness.) Therein lay the difficulty: If the difference between two competing options is cloudy, how do you decide?

Here’s my decision rubric:

  • Among my options, which one will give me greater stability today?
  • How does this decision affect my future stability?”

3. Is The Dream Job Dead? I Like To Dabble

“No wonder we transitioned into young adults who swore by hustle culture, chased dream jobs and glorified the importance of passion for work. The toxic combination of chronic busyness and not only enjoying your vocation but also being passionate about it defined our work culture for decades.

But then the COVID-19 pandemic happened, and life and work as we knew it underwent seismic changes. As the death toll increased, so did our epiphanies. Many of us burned out and quit because we had finally seen the light: there is more to life than work, and the dream job is dead.”

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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.

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