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 87
1. My Husband Was On A Ventilator, and Used To Entertain the Elderly. Now He Cleans a COVID Nursing Home. Chief Mom Officer
Liz and I are friends, so I was privy to watching the rapid change of life as COVID crept ever closer to their lives. She talks about how everything changed in days and hours, similar to what we experienced here in Washington, and many of you probably also have experienced as well.
Her husband’s experience working at a nursing home, however, is one most of us aren’t familiar with. That story is one that should be shared, and I’m glad Liz wrote it down and published this post so we can get a sense of what that’s been like.
2. The True Purpose of Self-Care The Fioneers
This post from Jessica is specifically geared toward self care in regards to the current state of the world. As someone who is pretty deeply immersed right now – especially in my Women’s Personal Finance Facebook group – and as someone who struggles with anxiety, I very much appreciate the suggestions in this post.
“Regardless of where you are on your journey, we have something in common. We know we must take action. At the same time, you might be feeling a mental and physical toll and wondering, “how long can I continue at my current pace?”
3. Generational Wealth: My reason for Financial Independence Millers on FIRE
“My why of FI has evolved. I want to help the next generation in a meaningful way. Reality set in that achieving financial independence just for myself was not fulfilling.
I had the opportunity to truly change our entire family’s legacy. It was possible to build something bigger and leave something behind. The reason for being on the path to financial independence has evolved into creating generational wealth.”
This is SUCH a powerful “why of FI.” Especially as a woman of color, this goal has the possibility to significantly impact her family’s future, not just her own. While clearly your why of FI can be simply “be able to quit work,” I’m drawn to the idea of it being something more. Generational wealth is also not just money, and she does a great job here explaining what that looked like in her life, and how it won’t look like for her children.
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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