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 88

1. Life update: Coming out of the fog rich & Regular

I’m watching protesters across the country and globe carry signs that tell me my life matters. Literally everybody is saying it. I usually log into Hulu to escape from reality but even there, I’m reminded of it. While I continue to be inspired by the number of people who are committed to doing the work to right past wrongs, I’m now confronted with a world whose collective consciousness changed at a pace that I didn’t think was possible.

I am so dang excited for their book when it comes out. Through the hard and the struggle, I am thrilled that this book will come out at exactly the right time. That catalyst is real, and I have hope that this is just the spark of the beginning of real change.

2. Would Our Emergency Plan Hold Up to COVID-19? Eat Sleep Breathe FI

I love the idea of an “Emergency Plan,” not just an emergency fund. I’m glad they haven’t had to implement it, but this idea of doing a test run makes a whole lot of sense. I might just do the same now, to see how well we would hold up. We are also still doing well financially, but I expect this COVID-related uncertainty to last a long while yet.

3. The Biggest Threat to Black Wealth Is White Terrorism Bitches Get Riches

“Yet there’s a stark difference between believing something is true, and believing it should be true. I’m firmly in the latter camp.

If the American Dream isn’t realistically attainable for every American, it’s not a dream: it’s a delusion. 

By definition, the Dream fails when one group uses their power to diminish the potential greatness of another. And it also fails if quality of life isn’t guaranteed, regardless of the station one is called to occupy. Those failures were on full display in Tulsa in 1921. And aren’t they still the most pressing issues of our time, a full century later?”

Please read what Kitty has to say here. I grew up knowing embarrassingly little about Black Wall Street, but I’m hopeful that knowledge is something that changes now. Intense civil unrest is real right now, but I hope to my core that it means something, and we finally learn something.

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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4 thoughts on “Women’s Personal Finance Wednesdays: Week 88 Roundup

  1. I love the idea of an emergency plan as opposed to an emergency fund. After some thought, I’ve realized I have a bit of a plan in addition to my fund, but the plan isn’t as good as it probably should be. Nice choices!

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