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 #12 (Actually, 149)
“Three things that have helped me a lot in the past year, and that I frequently return to, are:
- I can choose a new thought any time (and everything that exists once began as a mere thought)
- A thought just needs to be 51% believable
- Envy = evidence. Take others’ achievements as proof of what’s possible
Manifesting brings opportunities your way.
After that, it’s up to you to do the work. Seize the opportunities, capitalise on them, and see how the results flow.
2. Should rich people leave their kids money? I Pick Up Pennies
“In other words, the children of famous folks will almost certainly have plenty of opportunities for easy money, no matter what’s in their parents’ wills.
So I hope all of these celebrities so concerned with spoiling their kids with inheritances are just as focused as Ashton/Mila on giving their kids perspective as they grow up and trying to bestow a generally grounded outlook on privilege and just work in general. Because no matter how many silver spoons these parents knock out of their children’s mouths, more are waiting in the wings.”
3. Minimalism and the art of meaningful relationships Elizabeth Tai
“Recently, a group of friends and I talked about the termination of relationships. How, with some, it seem to come out of nowhere, how with some, you initiate the separation yourself, or with a few, it just dies a sputtering, agonisingly slow death.
In that conversation, we spoke about how damn complex it can be and how we often hang on too long to relationships that are toxic because, I’m not sure, fear of being alone? Sunk cost fallacy? And some, like relationships with family, you feel obligated to hang on to due to having shared DNA, even though it’s destroying you inside.”
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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.