Women's Personal Finance Wednesday Roundup

Women’s Personal Finance: Wednesday Roundup May 24, 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 #92 (Actually, 231)

1. That Time I Was Berated For Being More Efficient At Work A Purple Life

“”Despite my career being almost a decade long – almost 1/3 of my lifespan – I rarely think about my work life in retirement. However today, my mind was drifting while I watched the sunset and I remembered something hilarious. This is the tale of one of the (many) times I was berated at work for being MORE efficient. It will be a rant – you’ve been warned.”

2. Who Gets Past the Velvet Rope of Nature Therapy? DEIB Outdoors

“Ever go out in nature and feel transformed? Or, at a minimum, feel way better?

Whether you’re forest bathing or simply taking in the beauty of residential or urban green space, it’s proven that nature positively impacts mood.

I’m a huge advocate of nature therapy as it was primarily responsible for reducing my symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder last year.

But I’m equally an advocate of making sure that stepping out in nature on a regular basis is available for everyone.”

3. The Fiscal Femme Venmo Etiquette Survey The Fiscal Femme

“It’s easier than ever to split a meal or a vacation with a friend using apps like Venmo and Zelle. But with that ease comes a whole new microcosm of navigating money with friends and colleagues.

What’s worth requesting? When is it time to follow-up when a friend doesn’t pay you? We asked the Fiscal Femme community to share their cash app etiquette so we could learn from each other!”

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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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