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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 #21 (Actually, 158)
1. How Stress and Grief Affect Your Finances A Lawyer and Her Money
“Our collective definition of trauma changing over the years. It used to be that trauma meant war, famine, disease. Now it can mean any sense of loss, including the loss of our hopes and dreams. I’m sure some people may see this as us becoming pansies. It’s like we went from “only sticks and stones” to “words hurt too.” It can be a good thing as we recognize how different stressors affect our minds, our bodies and our emotions. It may give us license to recognize the collective stress and grief we are all going through and to be more empathatic.”
2. Is Buying One Share of Stock Worth It (5 Key Questions You Have To Answer) In The Game Investing
“So, you want to know is buying one share of stock worth it? Maybe you don’t know if investing in individual stocks is for you. Perhaps money is tight, and you’re just dipping your toes in the stock market water to see what it’s like—either way you need to know if you’re making a sound investment with just one share.
Like most things in the investment world, the answer is it depends. However, with a few key questions and a solid plan, you’ll be able to make the best investment decision for yourself. So keep reading to learn is buying one share of stock worth it and how you can build wealth on Wall-Street.”
3. Thoughts on working from home and mixed home/office life His Her Money Guide
“Neither of us are enjoying the 1-2 days a week we have back in the office.
Between lugging laptops to and from work (and we’ve transitioned to fully walking to work), the lost time, and the extra noise from other people; we’re not fans. The times we’re in the office leave us wishing we were working from home.
Overall, we’ve ‘loved’ our working from home experience. It has made the work experience so much more tolerable at a period when our time until early retirement means we’re getting more and more restless. It helped to offset the antsy feeling of wanting to be done with work altogether.”
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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.