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 28

Pssst… there are four posts in today’s round up, so be sure to read all the way to the bottom!

1. If You See These Keywords In A Job Description, Run… Money The Wright Way

Clearly, I’m not looking for a new job, but if you are or might be in the future, you might want to read this one. As too many of my friends seem to be learning lately, there are a lot of not so awesome jobs out there, and any edge you can have to try and avoid the landmines is probably a good one.

To be honest, a lot of these descriptions make you realize that we really could use a full overhaul of corporate culture here in the United States, because so much of this is made to seem normal, and it isn’t. It really comes at no surprise that burnout is so prevalent these days when even subpar jobs have overly intense expectations.

2. Being The Best You Kassandra Dasent

“A grave mistake that we make is that we feel we need to wait for the ideal time or circumstances to make a change or challenge ourselves. There is no such thing as the perfect moment…rather it is the result of many small moments and actions that will ultimately move you forward and toward what you want.

I love this lady, and the directness in which she writes, and this post is a great example of that. It is so easy to keep telling ourselves we’ll wait to do something “until.” While most of us realize this fallacy when it comes to having children (“there’s no right time”), I think we tend to have a harder time remembering this for other things.

Are there things you’re putting off to make room for other people? Is there something you’d do if you were being completely selfish? Hmm. Maybe I need to think about this for me as well.

3. We Can Afford Internet, But We Choose Not To Our Table For Two

While there is a ton of airtime spent discussing cutting the cord when it comes to cable television, internet has become so ubiquitous that it’s seen as just a given, like a groceries or a housing payment. Moriah Joy and her husband have gone a ill step farther than “cutting the cord” and have fully cut it up – decided to pass on Internet in their home.

While I’ve made it no secret that I could take or leave television and could do without any kind of streaming with very little thought, taking away the internet causes a much bigger reaction in my brain. Of course, it’s not like they are fully cut off from the online world while they’re home (hello, cell phone service), no data means they have to be way more mindful of what they are doing at home, and I think that might be a very good thing.

I don’t expect I could ever get my family (or my computer obsessed roommate) on board here, but if it were just me, I think I’d be pretty tempted to give it a shot.

4. Slow And Steady Wins The Race Pomplas Pennies

So, while this roundup is almost always three posts each week, there is sometimes (see: one other week) where I feel that I absolutely need to sneak in a fourth post to the list. This is that second week where I just couldn’t help myself, so I’m sharing four posts instead of my typical three. I hope you’ll trust me on this one and make it through this last one, because last certainly isn’t least.

By now, you’ve probably heard me talk at least a few times about how money is emotional, your journey is personal, and all that. And almost nothing makes that clearer than the route that suits you best on the road to debt freedom. Debt avalanche? Debt snowball? Which one is likely to get you the most fired up to stay the course during the long slog to that last debt payment?

Consider whether you are the tortoise or the hare. Rebecca digs into this analysis of both herself and her fiancé, discussing delayed gratification and how that fits into personal finance and day to day decisions. From here on out, I’m directing people to this post when the inevitable discussion of debt payoff methods comes up.

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.

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