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 #6 (Actually, 143)
1. It’s Okay to Outgrow the Life You Thought You Wanted Rainsford Stauffer, Medium
“But there’s also a version where you get exactly what you want — a school, a job, a city, a specific friend group — and experience the sinking feeling that the life and self you imagined you wanted simply doesn’t click. We’re used to outgrowing things that no longer fit. What about when we outgrow everything we thought we were supposed to want?”
2. Looking at Financial Therapy for Money and Other Issues: An Interview with Financial Therapist Wendy Wright on Mental Health and Wealth
“I would say that probably 90% of things that we think are about money are not. So when we begin to really delve into it in a financial therapy setting we get to see maybe it’s about self-worth, fear, safety, security, all those kind of things.”
3. 3 Negotiation Tips For People Who Hate Negotiating Bravely Go
“A lot of us head into any meeting where money will be discussed with guns blazing, ready for war.
But the first mistake is thinking that negotiation is a battle. It’s not.
You should think of negotiation as a tango; you and your client or boss are in this thing together. They have a need; your work. You have a need: their money. Together, you can dance your way into an agreement that works for both of you.”
Thanks For Supporting These Women Writers!
As always, if you’re looking for a categorized list of self identified women writing and speaking about personal finance, here is the comprehensive guide to the Women of the Financial Independence Community.
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