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 #8 (Actually, 145)
1. Curious About the Financial Life of Sex Workers? Minnie Shares Her Story Michelle Is Money Hungry
“My guest and I have a very frank and occasionally a bit graphic discussion about the sex work industry, what it’s like and of course we talk all about the money.
I will admit that I was a bit intimidated by the idea of having this conversation. But, I felt like it was important to learn more about how the sex industry works, what attracts primarily women to the space and I wanted to really understand the money part of the story. This conversation pushed me in a lot of ways and I hope that I was able to acknowledge my own personal bias and ignorance before having this conversation.”
2. How To Balance a Side Hustle With a Full Time Job I Like To Dabble
“According to American side hustle statistics, 1 in 3 Americans reported having a side hustle and several struggle with how to balance a side hustle with a full time job.
This comes at no surprise with the rising cost of living and many people who rely on side hustles to pay their bills while planning and saving for the future…
But how do you even balance a side hustle with a full time job? Is balance with a side hustle even possible?
YES AND NO.
Let’s talk about it.”
3. Here’s How Much Our Child’s Third Year Cost Modern Fimily
“Those with parents, are you as crazy as us and keep track of all of your kid-related expenses? Would you say you spent more or less than $767 on toddler-related expenses (not including education and food) during their third year? What was your largest toddler-related purchase? How have your child-related costs changed compared to their first few years? Our update next year will include figures just like above on spending on her in addition to our annual spending on nugget #2.
Those without kids yet, if you’re reading this blog you likely are not part of the herd mentality and hopefully you too can stay well under the average of $8,000-$13,000/year. There is no right or wrong way to parent. We are simply showing that the “norm” $8,000-$13,000 annually in the first few years can be challenged. Any questions for us? Hope this helps!”
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