Women’s Personal Finance Wednesdays – Week 15
1. When a Promotion… Isn’t? How We Do Money
“I feel a burden to myself as an intelligent, capable person, and to others because I am a woman, to climb the corporate ladder and aggressively self-promote.“
Choosing to step back from the fast track with your career – no matter how many good reasons you have – is never easy. But especially as women, we can feel an extra burden of needing to stick it out for those who will come behind us. Ms. Steward had a hard choice come in front of her with this most recent opportunity, and I think she absolutely made the right choice based on the situation she’s described. But just because it’s the right one doesn’t mean it’s easy to make.
Beyond that push and pull of being a woman in the corporate world, the questions she raises in this post are important for anyone who is moving along the corporate treadmill – why are you making the decisions you are, and are they worth it?
2. Why I Accepted a Part-Time Job on my Path to FI The Fioneers
“I get to choose. For me, being feminist means I am being true to myself and what I want.”
I ended up with a bit of a theme to this week’s roundup, perhaps because we just finished out the end of the year and that time tends to be one of reflection and future decision making. One thing I really love about the financial independence community is that we tend to be more intentional about our choices and spend the time to work through the reasoning behind them.
As someone who also made the decision to go to part time work, I love reading stories of others who have made that same decision. It took me having a child and being completely overwhelmed to make that leap, and I’m so impressed that Jessica made that change completely on her own – though perhaps the previous job she had made it easier to do so because it was such a bad one. Regardless, I am thrilled she’s made this change and here’s to hoping this new situation is just as fabulous as it looks to be.
3. Why I’m Retiring The Blog Amanda Page
Again, the end of the year tends to be a time for ending chapters of our lives that no longer serve us, as well as looking to the new that will. Something that has been good for a long time is especially hard to let go of, even when you know the time is right.
I love that Amanda knows herself well enough to be able to work through what will be best for her moving forward, and while it may be a bit sad to let a piece of you go that’s been a large part of your life for a long time, sometimes you just have to make room for things that will be even better.