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 93
1. 2020 Isn’t Over Yet: Revisit Your Goals Michelle Is Money Hungry
I can definitely relate to Michelle’s comments on the shock and denial that came along with the beginning’s of this pandemic. It is now July, though, which means it’s been a full four months since the country fully fell into this situation. There are still almost five months left, and while goals definitely won’t look like we expected in 2019, I like the idea of refocusing (as much as possible) now. We’re in for the long haul, so trying to figure out what that looks like is important, if that bandwidth is there to do so.
That said, the fact that happiness and health are top of the list of five sectors she says to focus on in terms of goals, and I think those are so important right now. Of course, as we head into a recession for however long, the money part is absolutely important as well, but as long as that’s somewhat taken care of, let’s make sure our emotional, mental, and physical health is at the forefront as much as is reasonable.
“As most of the world’s economy is very much set up for cisgender heterosexual people, couples, and families, there aren’t enough resources out there in our community to help us.”
Being queer affects money, either a little, or a whole heck of a lot. But it’s definitely something that doesn’t get enough talk time. Intersectionality when it comes to personal finance needs to include gender, race, and sexuality, among so many other things. Which is why there is always room for another voice to blog about money – our personal stories are so different, and those personal stories can impact the way people think about money so much more than another article filled with data.
Ps. I’m bi. Though married to a cis gender man, so you’d never know it. I’m working on being a bit louder on that fact, and posts like this one and Purple’s coming out post remind me of how important that is.
3. Why I wear a mask The Frugal Girl
I mean, I don’t know if this really needs a full post, but yes, wear a freaking mask. That said, Kristin has seven solid reasons to wear one, even if you’re hesitant.
And maybe if you have someone you love and care about who is resisting, send them this post. Maybe reading simple, straightforward reasoning will help. But then again, maybe not. I’m not too hopeful at this point for people who willfully choose not to wear masks at this point.