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 85
1. Impact Banking: Do Good With Your Stimulus Check Even If You Can’t Afford to Donate Rich & Resilient Living
While I might consider spending money locally on essentials and that sort of thing when it comes to stimulus money, Laura poses another option. Impact banking is something I’ve never considered before, but I’m intrigued. Even if you do have the means to donate your stimulus check – or make too much to receive one – impact banking is something you might consider looking into. If you have, let me know how it’s gone for you!
2. My lazy/fulfilling life I Pick Up Pennies
“My chronic fatigue long ago taught me that you don’t have to be producing anything to be a worthwhile person.
I worry that we as a society fail to understand that. That we look down on people who aren’t constantly busy, let alone ones who aren’t making something tangible.”
I definitely tend to be a chronic over-busy-er type of person, but that has changed to a degree with the pandemic. I might still not sit down and veg out on the couch and watch television, but my garden has gotten a lot of love from hours of puttering out in the yard. I never considered myself someone who would be content to do less and produce less, but maybe I’m okay with a little less these days. (Though not people – I miss people)
3. I’m Coming Out! Eat Sleep Breathe FI
I’m clearly not anonymous on this blog, but I have plenty of blogger friends who are, so it’s always fascinating and extra exciting to me when someone decides to share their face – and name – online for the very first time. Chrissy is a wonderful blogger, and it was fun to read the long process to the decision of revealing her face to the world.
So “Hi!” – it’s so nice to see your face. Hopefully once things go back to *normal* we’ll get to meet in person one day as well.
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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