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 think 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 56

1. 20 Traits of a Strong and Confident Woman Budget and the Beach

I love that Tonya is celebrating her birthday talking about the good. Too often society tells us – women especially – that we should be ignoring our birthdays, especially after the age of thirty. It’s time to flip that script and talk about the good, awesome parts of life, regardless of age.

As I get older, I’m starting to learn these traits better than when I did when I was younger, though it’s definitely a work of progress. For me especially, #9 is one that I’m constantly working on, but I’m getting better at it in my thirties. Happy birthday, Tonya! Here’s to an amazing year.

2. The Myth of the Rational Investor: Taking Emotions out of Investing Sunday Brunch Cafe

“Somewhere along the way, we got the notion that having emotions is a bad thing.  And if we had to have emotions at all, some are acceptable to have (like joy & happiness) and some are completely unacceptable (like anger, jealousy or sadness)…

Sticking to a budget is easier said than done.  We know this from experience.   When we screw up, we beat ourselves up.  We see our inability for perfection as a weakness.  We look to “fix” ourselves; unconsciously, we are thinking there must be a bug in our programming.

While this post is about money, I want to focus here on the importance of emotions in all things, and more importantly ALL emotions. The idea that we need to fix the bad emotions, and even repress the good ones, is not a good thing for our lives, for they are ultimately what make us human. I love that she reminds us that we are not the bug in our budget, and that’s a good thing.

3. How To Live Your Best Life Without a Lot of Money One Frugal Girl

I think it might be time to convince OFG to write a post for The Fioneers’ SlowFI series, because this is a serious argument for that path. And really, it’s the intentionality and the reflection that I love best about this post. It’s so easy to live life on autopilot – even a life that everyone around you agrees is a good one – without stopping along the way to confirm with yourself that it’s the path that YOU want to be on.

And while she calls out speech writing as a super nerdy childhood dream, she’s definitely inspiring those who read her words now. Plus my childhood career of choice was a senator, so clearly I have nothing to say about nerdy childhood aspirations 😉

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 Financial Independence Community.

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12 thoughts on “Women’s Personal Finance Wednesdays: Week 56 Roundup

  1. ‘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.’- – – I believe you did a great job recommending us great reading materials. Thank you so much:)

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