Welcome to another week of the Women’s Personal Finance Wednesdays roundup. I started this series after months of debate because I wasn’t certain I wanted to up the ante and commit to publishing three posts a week. However, now that I’ve started sharing these posts, I’m so glad I started.

There are so many fabulous women writing about personal finance online, and yet there is still 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 my way of doing a small part to change that perception. There are 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.

The hardest part of this post every week always is narrowing it down to my favorites, because there is just so much good content out there. If you’re ever interested in what else I’m reading, I share quite a few other posts on Twitter (and that’s also where I read most of the content to begin with these days).

Our Women’s Personal Finance Facebook group 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, I will be continuing this series every week to showcase some of the best of the new content I read. If you ever read a post you thing I absolutely need to consider for this roundup, please let me know! I am always open to reading new blogs (and posts of blogs I do know, because I miss some).

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.

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.

2 thoughts on “Women’s Personal Finance Wednesdays: Week 15 Roundup

    1. Old lady blogger 👵 I was actually thinking of my parks job when I wrote that one – I miss it sometimes, but I’ve not once wished I’d done differently there.

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