Women's Personal Finance Wednesday Roundup

Women’s Personal Finance: Wednesday Roundup November 30, 2022

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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 #71(Actually, 210)


“While I never expected this transition to be easy, the extent of my struggle in this area and inability to shake it more than two years after leaving my job was unexpected. 

It turns out that my sense of identity, self-worth and confidence were more intertwined with my career than I had thought. 

In all honesty, being a stay at home parent and blogger hasn’t been filling my bucket… no matter how privileged I feel and how badly I want those things to be ‘enough’.”

2. Downshifting to Part-Time to Design a Purposeful Life The Fioneers

“Before I started a career, I looked at my options through the lens of flexibility. I studied computer science not just because it was in high demand. I also know that it would offer a higher chance of working remotely, which meant I would have a little more control over my time and environment. 

After much introspection, I realized that my software engineering job was essentially a means to an end. Realizing that made me feel uncomfortable. I started to wonder what a career and life designed around purpose instead would feel like.” 

3. One Year of FIRE: Ask Me (Almost) Anything—Part 1 Eat Sleep Breathe FI

“But when it came down to it, neither of us has wanted to pull the trigger and actually get a job! Even if it might be fun, paid employment doesn’t appeal to us as much as helping family and friends or volunteering our time.

It’s weird—despite having more time in retirement, our time feels that much more precious. It seems we’re even more careful about not squandering it. Therefore, we’d rather spend our time on things that are truly meaningful to us and others.”

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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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