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 #4 (Actually, 141)
1. Nikole Hannah-Jones Issues Statement on Decision to Decline Tenure Offer at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and to Accept Knight Chair Appointment at Howard University NAACP LDF
“I cannot imagine working at and advancing a school named for a man who lobbied against me, who used his wealth to influence the hires and ideology of the journalism school, who ignored my 20 years of journalism experience, all of my credentials, all of my work, because he believed that a project that centered Black Americans equaled the denigration of white Americans.
Nor can I work at an institution whose leadership permitted this conduct and has done nothing to disavow it. How could I believe I’d be able to exert academic freedom with the school’s largest donor so willing to disparage me publicly and attempt to pull the strings behind the scenes? Why would I want to teach at a university whose top leadership chose to remain silent, to refuse transparency, to fail to publicly advocate that I be treated like every other Knight Chair before me?”
2. 6 Steps to Quit a Job You Hate (Even If You Don’t Think You Can Afford To) Millionaire By Next Year
“Steve Jobs famously said:
“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
I do Steve Jobs’ mortality exercise frequently. Whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days — or weeks — in a row I’ve quit a job I hated even though I really couldn’t afford to.
Below are six steps you can do to begin the process of getting out of a job you hate. Chances are, if you feel like your job is killing you, you might have more options than you realize.”
3. $250,000+ IS A Life-Changing Amount of Money From One Geek to Another
“As people make more money, they seem to forget that their problems are mild by comparison. Yes, everyone has problems in life, but the problems of someone making under six figures and the problems for someone making 250K+ are not equal.
It’s a matter of freaking out because you can’t afford to eat dinner and freaking out that you can’t afford to eat dinner at that one ultra-exclusive restaurant. Both are problems (if you honestly consider the latter a “problem”), but they are not in any way on the same scale.
Another example of this is your problem being the cost of private school while others don’t even have the option and their kids go to public school. Or your problem being the cost of a nanny while others have to work two jobs to make sure their kids have food on the table.”
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