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 116

1. 5 reasons why we need more debt support The Twenty Percent

“11.36 percent of new debt acquired in 2020 was attributed to being furloughed, with each furloughed employee acquiring an extra £1,050 worth of debt on average.

There have also been calls to furlough working parents who now have to home school their children once more. Working parents definitely need support during this difficult time. But, expecting them to live off 80 percent of their income is unrealistic for most and will plunge many into debt.

More support is needed for all individuals who have found their income reduced or lost due to the pandemic. Protecting jobs is a very important step, but expecting people to live of 80 percent of their income, for over a year in some cases, is clearly going to have negative long term impacts.”

*cries in American*

2. Releasing the Stories We’re Outgrowing yo Write Something Better Brave Saver

“Every month this past year brought a new challenge or loss. And yet the world just kept turning. Life keeps happening, and we’re expected to carry on.

And I’ve struggled with how to do that. How do I make the best decision when there are no good options?

But 2020 punched holes in that story the reality shone through:

The fact is that I can’t fix this. There is nothing I can personally do to compensate for a global pandemic.”

*cries in working mother recession*

3. 22 Ways to Help You Get Quick Cash A Dime Saved

“Sometimes you need money right now. You can’t wait for a payday or a business idea to pay off. You need quick cash now. If you need emergency cash or find yourself in a financial emergency then here are 22 ways to get money quickly.”

*cries in global pandemic*

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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