I have to say that I am loving putting this series together. I may not have initially started this blog to champion the women in the personal finance / financial independence space, but it’s become a very important part of my blogging journey, and this series is a natural extension of that. Representation matters, and I’m doing what I can in my little place on the internet to help share the perspectives from women in all different walks of life.
I honestly thought that this roundup would take more time than it has collecting posts, but the real challenge has actually been narrowing it down to just three posts each week. There is so much good content being produced by women writing about personal finance, and these are just one small slice of that.
Women’s Personal Finance Wednesdays – Week 3
1. Why I Give A F*ck About The News Ms ZiYou
I spent the latter part of last week in eastern Washington at a conference for work, and I completely ignored the news for the couple of days. Outside of the work hours, I explored Spokane with my son and my mother and law and had an absolutely wonderful time. It was a much needed break from the news, but once we returned, I returned to real life as well, and that included paying attention to what was going on in the outside world.
As much as it would be nice to just shut off the news entirely and go on a low information diet, it’s important that we continue to stay informed. Ms. ZiYou does a wonderful job explaining why.
2. I’m Debt Free! Make Real Cents
After almost three seriously focused years, Carmen at Make Real Cents is debt free!! Pretty self explanatory, but she did a “first day of school”-esque photo shoot celebrating the milestone, and you should definitely go check it out. And seriously, that kind of pay off is just all kinds of awesome.
3. We need more professional part-time jobs Femme Cents
As someone who does in fact work a professional part time job, I understand first-hand what a big different those extra hours in the day mean for the quality of my family’s life. Five months after my son was born, I attempted to go back full time while my husband was also working more than full time hours. The days and weeks were a blur, and life was really, really hard. Cutting back to 80% time gave me back my mornings and afternoons and allowed weekends to be something more than catch up.
I still go into the office five days a week, and I still get a lot of work done. More jobs could – and should – make space for part time work, work that still allows for skilled labor to be used as such. The choice shouldn’t have to be all or nothing.
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!
As always, if you’re looking for a categorized list of self identified women writing and speaking about personal finance, here is my comprehensive guide to the Women of the Finance Independence Community.