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 117
1. There’s value in chilling the f—- out I Pick Up Pennies
“I don’t need an excuse. Just don’t wanna. I make plenty and have a good saving rate. My mental health is finally in a good place, and I have no compunction about not straining it in the pursuit of money I don’t need.”
So stop trying to monetize your hobbies or jump on the latest money-making platforms. Just try to make sure you have time in your day that isn’t devoted to making money. Take a walk, read, look at funny Tweets/TikTok videos, video call friends or (heaven forfend) watch a bunch of TV.
Your future self — hell, even your present self — will thank you.”
2. Living Your Values Three Year Experiment
“One thing I’ve had to learn, over and over again, is that I must make choices that make me happy. I have spent large amounts of time worried over the choices we’ve made in our lives, especially when others’ values are different from mine. I’ve said yes to things I didn’t really want to say yes to, in the name of friendship or what I thought was the right thing to do...
But the truth is, the way we’ve chosen to live makes me happy, it makes Mr. ThreeYear happy, and it makes our kids happy. It’s a way of living that is sustainable, for our money, time, and mental health.”
3. 8 Facts You Didn’t Know About Money and the Arts Literally Broke
“We all have that one uncle whose great ambition in life is to cut funding for the arts (sharing conspiracies via email gets old).
Capitalism has led many to believe that the arts do not have economic value. But the facts tell a very different story. These eight statistics demonstrate that arts and culture both contribute more than just an aesthetic experience.”
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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