Women’s Personal Finance Wednesdays – Week 59
1. The Year of Yes Leftover Dollars
Somewhat similar to Ali’s money story from last week, this post is about her mother’s death from lung cancer at the beginning of this year, but also the back story that goes back to her childhood and growing up with her mother.
Our early years absolutely shape our futures, but they also don’t have to be the only thing that does. With the year of yes, I see a big change in her story and finding her own way to her best, most intentional life and the way that money is involved in that story.
2. The goal of FI is not to retire early Cooking Up FIRE
Have you seen the sign that says “Life’s too short, buy the shoes”? I think it’d be better to be “Life’s too short, help someone else out”.
I love this idea that FIRE is just the side effect, not the main goal. When you head down this path of frugality and intentionality with your money, having goals that are bigger than just your future self are something I absolutely believe in.
Those of us who are fortunate enough to be on a truncated path of financial independence would do well to look outside ourselves to see where we can do the most good. Of course, setting our own selves and our own children up for the future is of utmost importance, but so is seeing how that additional savings can benefit others as well.
3. I Quit My 9-5 Her First 100K
Tori has been growing her business at Her First 100k for three years now, and as of next Monday, she will be a full time entrepreneur, having quit her day job. While she’s very nervous about this transition, I’m not, because it is clear she does a fabulous job and will be able to grow things beyond what she’d imagined now that she can pour her whole self into her business.
Regardless, taking that leap into full time self employment is a scary thing, and I’d love for all of us to back her and show her that she’s got this. Because we need more young, enthusiastic women talking about money and teaching others how to take care of their own. In a world that has traditionally been old, white men I’m so encouraged to see women like Tori breaking into the field and doing a darn good job at it.
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!