I’ve been throwing this idea around in my head for a while now, but I am now starting a Women’s Personal Finance Wednesday roundup series. There are plenty of bloggers who put out roundups of their favorite posts from the previous week, and I find that I’ve gotten to read some great new blogs I would never have stumbled upon otherwise, and got around to reading posts from bloggers that I might have otherwise missed.
Since writing my Women of Financial Independence post back in January, I’ve somehow found myself in the middle of this amplification of women’s voices in the personal finance sphere. Our Facebook group is now over 1,800 members and there are posts and comments weekly that remind me why it is so important that we have our own space, to ask questions, to give advice, and generally feel like we fully belong.
To continue this amplification of female voices, I’ll be sharing my favorite posts of the week here on Wednesdays. Maybe I’m a little nuts for adding a third day of content to this blog, but there is just too much great work out there not to share, so here’s to week one.
Women’s Personal Finance Wednesdays – Week 1
1. Why I’m Glad I Got A Worthless Liberal Arts Degree Luxe Strategist
I struggle with the new conversation that seems to generally agree that we need a “new” system for college. I agree that there’s a lot that needs to be fixed both with college and tuition costs, but there is SO much value in spending those years at school that can’t be replaced. I’ll let Luxe take it from here, because she said it beautifully.
We’re pretty far off from financial independence (I expect 10+ years), and likely more until we want to throw in the towel with our careers, so I haven’t worried too much about our “number” or what happens after we retire, because it’s such a nebulous idea for us yet. When I do think about it though, I’d have to give it to Gen Y Money for nailing this thought and she is probably spot on about why it’s important that so many bloggers make some income after pulling the FIRE trigger.
3. The False, Persistent Myth About FIRE and Tech Bros Our Next Life
If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you’re probably quite aware that there are plenty of people in the financial independence, retire early space who aren’t in tech, and plenty others – obviously – aren’t guys. That matters, and it matters a whole lot. Tanja’s take on this is thoughtful, real, and absolutely worth the read.
I hope you enjoy the posts this week as much as I did. I read a ton of content and it was hard to narrow down my favorites. I’m looking forward to sharing some new ones with you again next week!