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 #19 (Actually, 156)
1. How to (Financially) Handle a Pet Emergency Mixed Up Money (Desirae Odjick)
“I’ll never shut up about how grateful I am for our pet insurance. It not only bought us the option to pursue chemo without it being a financial hardship, but it also bought us something unforeseen: the ability to save up for a different goal during chemo.”
2. Lessons in Moneyless Living Rich & Resilient Living
“If you’ve made your way to this blog post you likely agree that our current economic system isn’t working. Our collective participation in this harmful economic model has created huge wealth gaps and tremendous environmental degradation. It also leaves many of us tethered to unfulfilling jobs just so we can afford to live without much time left to experience the fullness of life.”
3. What’s My Investment Strategy? Jamila’s Two Cents
“I’ve been talking a lot about investing for the past few weeks on the blog, but I have yet to share what my actual investment strategy is. Well, today I’m going to tell you !
I’ve been investing for about 2 years post becoming student loan debt-free and I think it’s been going well. I’ve learned a lot along the way and have made a few mistakes (not going to lie ), but it helped me grow as an investor! Each mistake I made along the way was a learning experience and made me eager to not make the same mistake again!”
4. Cooking with No Money House of Financial Independence
YouTube video: What’s for dinner? End of month freezer and pantry clean out.
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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.