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.
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 107
1. Do kids just always need something else? The Frugal Girl
This post is advice to a new mom who is overwhelmed with all the “stuff” new babies seem to need. Kristen is a seasoned mom of four, and well practiced with frugality, and her answers here are great. While clearly you don’t need to buy all the things, there is plenty that kids really do need – or life is much better with them. While my kiddo is only five, I don’t see this changing as he gets older; the needs will just change.
2. Taking a Sabbatical to test Coast FI Modest Millionaires
“Is it worth it to power through at my current rhythm for the last 20% of our FI value, despite how I’ve felt so out of balance with my core values these last few months? Would it be rather preferable to pivot and slow down and try to cover my share of our yearly expenses while letting my investments compound to hit my FI#?”
I am SO thrilled for Mel and her family. It’s no secret that I am a big fan of the #SlowFI path and adjusting your life to be better now – not just in the future. This big leap definitely falls into that category, and I’m so excited to follow along.
3. I Quit My Job: Why I’m Taking the Leap to Entrepreneurship Now The Fioneers
Apparently this is the week to celebrate making big changes! Jess too is leaving her 9-5 (or well, what had been a full time job that transitioned to part time a while back). She had planned to go this route eventually, but her job changed to where it was no longer fun so her plans changed along with it. The beauty of pursuing financial independence is that you have more control of your life even before you get to that final elusive number.
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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2 thoughts on “Women’s Personal Finance Wednesdays: Week 107 Roundup”
Thank you so much for sharing my post, Angela! <3
I kind of worried that I didn't say enough in that post about how kids don't need as much stuff as society tells us they do. Because I DO think society's standards for what we need are too high!
But even if you are fairly minimalist, there just is a lot of stuff that is actually necessary for growing kids through the years.
So. It's smart to hone frugal shopping skills and to embrace hand me downs and second-hand items. If you have get stuff, you might as well get it frugally!
Absolutely! Being mindful is so important or you get totally inundated with stuff.