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 #13 (Actually, 150)
1. Why We Need Different Types of Financial Independence Money Flamingo
“I am sure I am not the only one who got demotivated after first finding out about FIRE. If you are a 20 something with a high-paying job and no dependents it’s easy to get started with the standard approach to FIRE. But maybe you don’t have a high-paying job.
Maybe you are older and feel you left it too late. Maybe you have a young family and are desperate to have more time with your kids while they are little. This is where alternative FIRE strategies truly shine because they offer people options that suit their goals and priorities.”
2. Enraged Is An Understatement From One Geek to Another
“In 2016, when Trump when it was announced that Trump was going to be president, I was devasted. As a black female in this country that meant so many potentially horrible things were coming. When Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, I was devasted cause I knew that she was an amazing person and literally THE vote in stopping us from losing Roe vs Wade.
And when the rapist Brett Kavanaugh and handmaid Amy Coney Barrett got in the Supreme Court, I knew the writing was on the wall, but I naively believed that Biden winning the election meant something in this regard. This country HATES women. It’s proven it time and time again. So, why the fuck am I surprised?”
3. We All Owe Monica Lewinsky an Apology Molly Jong-Fast
“It was one of the worst betrayals in modern life, 22 hours of taped conversation, 22 hours of confession, 22 hours of betrayal. In an article written the following year, The Washington Post called it “a sighing, giggling, sobbing soundscape of the American night, and a breathtaking study in betrayal.” And it was.”
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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.