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 111

1. A List of Random Acts of Kindness Modern Fimily

“With the holidays around the corner, let’s take some time to remember that it’s always more rewarding to give than to take.  Let’s do what we can, right now, today.  Recognize your privilege and give back in some capacity.

We’ve put together a list of random acts of kindness and wanted to share it here this week.  This is by no means an exhaustive list, there are SO many ways to be kind.  We also realize many of the things listed below cannot be completed in this current COVID world.  It’s more of an inspirational list for if/when things become “normal” again.”

2. Simple Tips for a Green Christmas Eat Sleep Breathe FI

“Hi Jen,

How are you? We’re looking forward to having lunch at your place next month! As we prepare for the gathering, we’re wondering if we can make a request? 

It’s the same request we’ve made to other family and friends, and we hope you’ll be okay with it: in an effort to simplify Christmas, we’re opting not to exchange gifts. 

We’ve found our giftless Christmases to be such a relief for everyone. It saves time, money and energy, which we can then redirect to more quality time together. (Not to mention: it also lightens our footprint on the Earth!)

I hope this doesn’t come off as presumptuous—maybe you hadn’t planned to exchange gifts anyway! But we prefer to be upfront.

We’re looking forward to seeing you again and catching up. Let us know what you think of our green Christmas idea.


3. Thankfulness in 2020. Being Grateful Despite Cancer and Covid That Frugal Pharmacist

“All of our social calendars have been disrupted. To my surprise, many people have found a great sense of relief in that. Keep that in mind as life moves forward.

There is no greater time to than when life forces it to take advantage of the “unwanted momentum.” Much of the work has already been done in making decisions for you.

You have the freedom to decide how you move forward. And there is nothing like the 10,000 foot perspective given with cancer or Covid to show you things you have to be grateful for, despite it all.”

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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