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 #93 (Actually, 232)
1. There is a Season (Turn, turn, turn) Money By Lisa
“You don’t have to attempt to do everything all at once; you cannot fight all of your personal finance battles at the same time.
By definition, prioritizing one thing means deprioritizing something else. And that comes with an opportunity cost i.e. the price of the road not taken.”
2. Slow FI: A Win-Win Situation? DINKS on a Bus
“I don’t know a single other person in my industry who works part-time. Even some of the freelance medical writers I know actually work more hours than me. I know that when I downshift to part-time work, I will be the exception instead of the norm. Besides having to work through the limiting beliefs around that (for example, who am I to work part-time when no one else around me does?), slow FI provides the ability to choose to go against the grain, to do something that’s not the norm.”
3. A Reset on my Blog: We’re Embracing Fun Moriah Chace
“My brother is a collector of coins. Since we were young, we’ve gone into pawn shops, antique stores, and coin shops, on a quest to find the next piece to add to his collection. It’s great fun, especially because he gets excited about each new purchase. He spends copious amounts of time pouring over his collections, catalogs, and deciding what coin he wants next. This hobby, curated from when he was young, permeates his free time and gives him great joy.
I don’t have a hobby like that – one bringing immense joy, despite the day. I’m jealous. And I’m on a quest to change that. “
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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.