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 90
1. Black Lives Matter, Even After The Hashtag Stops Trending Money The Wright Way via The Financial Diet
“How long will it be before the next major news story goes viral and racial justice is no longer a hot topic? How long will it be before the lives that have been lost fade into distant memories for the general public?“
When I first read this post, #BlackLivesMatter was still everywhere I looked. Now, not much later, it isn’t, and this feels even more important to share.
2. Make Sure Your Minimalism Means Something Tiny Ambitions
“Minimalism as a movement, by and large, is underpinned by privilege. Being in a position to opt-out or otherwise say no to the ‘traditional’ trappings of life means you have the ability and opportunity to have and make choices in life.”
I love that Britt tackles this subject. It’s not something I’ve heard from the minimalist community beyond the very superficial. This might not be a super long post, but it’s got a great to do list for how being minimalist can be a force for change.
3. Guide to Giving Charity A Dime Saved
“When you discuss and are open about giving charity you will hopefully encourage and normalize other people to give. When “everyone” is giving charity than it becomes the norm and people like fitting in.”
As uncomfortable as it initially felt to talk more about my giving with the concern that it would make me seem like I was bragging, this is why I do it. I’m still not to that 10% mark, but I’m on my way there. So many of us are so blessed, and it’s on us to give some of that to those who need 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!
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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