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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 #11 (Actually, 148)
1. Managing and Protecting My Elderly Parents’ Finances One Frugal Girl
“If you’ve never talked to your parents about money, I urge you to do so now. Why? Because if you wait, it might be too late. What if an unexpected injury or accident left your parents unable to communicate? What if they begin to experience dementia and can no longer relay their financial details?
Don’t wait until for a medical crisis to start a conversation. You don’t want to deal with financial matters in the middle of a health crisis. You want to focus on doctor’s appointments, medical treatments, and relieving pain.”
2. Are Billionaires Evil? Even if they are Rihanna?Michelle Is Money Hungry
“Recently, Rihanna became a billionaire. What I found so interesting about this development was the muted reaction to her reaching this milestone. I even read a tweet that said “Billionaires are problematic even when they are Rihanna.” My guests Kevin L. Matthews II and Saundra Davis and I have a conversation about billionaires and their place in current society. Is it time to eat the rich?”
3. My Biggest Financial Regret (And How to Avoid Making the Same Mistake) Bravely Go
“For me, my biggest regret is easy to identify.
Not investing while paying off my student loan debt.
My debt was Regina Georging my life; it was a life ruiner. To me, my debt was a signifier of every wrong choice I’d made in life.”
4. Divorce is considered a life altering event but the bills do not stop The Broke Black Girl
“Most joint debts remain the obligation of both in the lender’s eyes, even if the order says only one spouse is responsible for paying it back.
Working in mortgage banking, I’ve seen so many women lose their home because their ex was ordered to make payments, and he didn’t.”
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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.