Editor’s Note: This week’s roundup is focused entirely on what’s going on in the United States right now around Roe V. Wade (in case you’ve somehow missed it, the draft Supreme Court opinion to overturn was leaked and its….bad. We are in The Bad Place). We’ve been very intentional with how we have curated the Women’s Personal Finance community, and that feels so important this week. We’ve been a lifeline for folks to rage, to gather, to discuss the path forward. If you’re looking for a place to talk money AND other important stuff as women and nonbinary folks, WPF is the place for you.
And, if you’re going to email us asking “how is this related to personal finance” or “I was looking for somewhere devoid of any kind of political discourse” – then feel free to hit the unsubscribe button. Women’s rights are human rights. Abortion is healthcare. Hard stop. That’s the line here at WPF.
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 #45 (Actually, 184)
1. Women’s rights, equality and money The Twenty Percent
“I’m angry. I’m scared. Frankly, I’m tired. So please excuse the deviation from my normal posts. This issue is too important to keep quiet on.
Abortion is an emotive and controversial topic – particularly in the US. The UK picks up so many aspects of US life that it doesn’t seem long until the debate is rekindled over here.”
2. Enraged Is STILL An Understatement From One Geek To Another
“This is abhorrent. Bodily autonomy is a basic human right. Abortion is a basic human right. Not being able to have access to it will lead to many deaths primarily of women/people with uteruses. Maybe that is the point. If they can’t control us then we die and are no longer a problem. It’s a morbid outlook, but the best I can come up with right now. I am enraged. The SCOTUS seems to want to move us backward by 50+ years.
What some people fail to understand is it doesn’t end with Roe. This whole thing is based on the SCOTUS believing that the constitution doesn’t protect the “right to privacy”. Do you know what else counts in the “right the privacy”?”
3. Coming for all the other personal finance creators (especially the white cis men) who claim abortion has nothing to do with money The Avocado Toast Budget
“If you’re a personal finance creator, especially a cis white male, who hasn’t made your opinion on what’s going on extremely clear OR refuses to acknowledge that access to safe abortions is a personal finance issue, we see you. Your lack of words speaks volumes.”
Bonus – In case you missed it when we published late last year, make sure you read Kristin’s words here at WPF about her heartbreaking late term abortion of a much wanted child (trigger warning).
PS – need birth control, Plan B, or an abortion and don’t have the money you need? Please reach out – Women’s Personal Finance has a small reproductive health fund specifically for our 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.