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 81
1. Financial Hardship Resources – COVID-19 Firebird Finance
There is an overwhelming amount of information related to the financial resources that have popped up due to COVID-19. Emily has done a great job laying them all out here and explaining them in plain language.
If you’re feeling confused or overwhelmed or worried you’ve missed something, this post is a great place to start. It’s a great one to share with friends and family who may be struggling as well.
2. Global Responsibility 43 Blue Doors
Bonnie and her husband are early retiree nomads, which means their experience with COVID-19 restrictions has been different than most of the rest of us.
“The question of where “home” is for us, nomads on the road for almost four years now, has never been so important.“
They don’t have a home base, so they’ve had to make some different decisions in the wake of COVID-19. For someone like me who does have a permanent residence, this was a fascinating read and a situation I hadn’t considered.
3. I Don’t Have a Clever Pandemic SEO Title for This. Money The Wright Way
What’s it like for someone who has left the corporate world with a steady paycheck for the flexibility of freelance right now?
“Since I started freelancing last year, I’ve been in hustle mode and I honestly don’t have any more hustle in me. While a pandemic might seem like the “perfect time” to kick into high gear for some people, for me it’s a time to slow down and finally catch my breath.“
K gives an honest look of what her finances – and her life – looks like right now. While there’s still plenty of hustle inspo being shared right now, I don’t think that’s the reality for most of us, and her reflection in the post resonated much more with me.
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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