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 92
1. Is Teaching in the Time of Covid Worth the Risk? The 76K Project
“We’ve decided that he will quit if school opens and he doesn’t feel that going back is safe. We’re not going to risk it. We’d rather struggle financially than run the risk of ending up in the hospital or our child losing a parent.
It shouldn’t be this way. As a country, we should have spent the summer containing the virus using methods that are proven to work so that essential workers can operate in a lower-risk environment. Instead, thanks to incompetent/nonexistent leadership, the virus is now completely out of control in many places. That hasn’t stopped schools (from preschool through college) from planning face-to-face fall sessions.”
Her husband is a teacher in Arizona, and these decisions are so, so difficult. We shouldn’t be faced with these impossible choices, but here we are in a country who hasn’t done nearly enough and is now paying for it. Will we send our kiddo to kindergarten this fall? I’m not sure I want to. That is a massive privilege, and not an option we’re giving so many people.
2. How to Deal With Loneliness – and Finally Find Your Belonging Brave Saver
Right now, I think we are all feeling some extra loneliness (and if you aren’t – you probably should be because there’s a good chance you’re doing this social distancing thing wrong). While we are stuck with this situation right now, Elyssa has some good tips with this post on how to make it a bit better. We’re all trying to stay physically safe, but we can’t forget our mental health too.
3. Good Things Friday (73) Revanche
This is a continuation of a weekly series that Revanche shares on her blog. Right now, there is so much bad in the world, I’m so glad she keeping this around to share some of the good. And much like my Frugal Five, there’s something to be said about just sharing the “normal” happenings during this decidedly not-normal moment in time.
Ps. she also shares her giving update where she coordinates donations to Lakota families and rural libraries. If you’re looking for a good place to send some extra money this year, this is a great option.
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 92”
Eeek. That teacher post though. My heart aches for all of the teachers and school personnel and their families right now. My husband and I are beyond thankful that we got out of public schools before all of this hit and that we have the privilege of choosing remote learning for our two kids this fall. Our school district is still planning on in-person school as well, and says they hope that kids will not have to wear masks once they’re in the classroom (which will only be possible if at least half the kids stay home). But even then, it is super scary to think of the ripple effects of even one infection showing up in a school. Thanks for sharing this one.
Yeah, I’m still trying to figure out what we’re going to do this fall…. which is approaching at what feels like breakneck speed.
As usual, great list! Loneliness is a pandemic in itself and extremely dangerous over time, so this is a great topic. So many are experiencing in such extreme ways right now, especially those who are single and live alone. It’s a painful time for so many in countless ways.
Definitely compounding affects in so many ways right now.