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 33
1. A Mom In Grad School: How I Survived The 2nd Semester Matilda & Jo
Going to graduate school is hard. Being a mom is hard. Being a working mom while practicing the LDS faith is hard. Katie is an inspiring woman who juggles all three of these things at once, and I’m in awe of the fact that she keeps all those balls in the air. Her blog is transparent and honest, and it’s clear that doing all of those things is not easy at all, but I appreciate her willingness to share it online.
While her life is full of both struggles and triumphs, sharing all of that without a veneer of everything-is-always-great-and-Instagram-perfect is encouraging. I know I tend to stick to the positive above all, but the truth of the matter is we are all struggling, if in different ways and at different times. And this post’s honesty is a reminder of that, a pullback of the curtain showing just how dang hard it is but also how freaking successful you feel once you do accomplish what you’ve set out to do.
2. How to Create a Financial Independence Bucket List The Fioneers
Jessica’s voice is a wonderful one in the financial independence community, focusing on happiness now instead of powering through to the end goal, reminding us that the journey is just as important.
When you have a goal that’s years and years away – or less of a goal and more of a way of life to simply become financially secure – it’s easy to fall into the trap of grinding away the days and months and years. I love this idea of a financial bucket list as a way to breathe life into our everyday lives, regardless of where we may be on the path to our long term goals. This bucket list framework is a way to live a more intentional life, right now.
3. 5 Ways To Reduce Food Waste Three Year Experiment
It shouldn’t be surprising that I love this post. It’s so easy to lull ourselves into thinking we’re doing a great job as long as what leaves our house doesn’t enter the landfill, but instead patting ourselves on the back for filling up the compost and filling up the recycling container each week.
Food waste is an insidious beast, and one I’m certain we are all guilty of, to one degree or another. The challenge to really pay attention to the entire lifecycle of the things that we bring into our homes is so important, and food waste is a great place to begin.
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.
4 thoughts on “Women’s Personal Finance Wednesdays: Week 33 Roundup”
Thank you Angela! I’m so surprised and quite honored to be on this list!
You are so welcome – I love your transparency about your grad school and working mom life ❤️
Loved that food post by Laurie, went over there and enjoyed it so much I left a comment. We do pretty much all the same food waste preventative things as well.
Enjoyed it so much you left a comment. Ha. Love it. And food waste is such a big thing.