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 118

1. 40 Over 40: Inspirational Money Wins at Age 40+ Jackie Beck

“Think it’s too late to improve your financial situation? These 40 over 40 folks with inspirational money success stories prove it’s not!

20 under 20? 30 under 30? Nah, it’s time to celebrate wins that come with age and experience. I love this so much.

2. What Does Paying Student Loans Look Like Amidst A Pandemic Moriah Chace

“Overall, I’m proud of how much I put towards loans. And how much I grew in 2020, even if my finances don’t reflect that.

I cannot repeat how much I hated 2020. And my financial situation reflects that. My net worth plummeted. I didn’t meet any of my goals. Ha, goals in 2020. What was I thinking?

This year, I’m trying to tackle realistic money goals.”

Graduating college and repaying student loans in the midst of the Great Recession was hard enough. Covid pandemic and the related recession? A whole ‘nother ball game.

3. Lockdown Silver Linings? In Which I Try To Find Some Meaning In 2020 NZ Muse

“Appreciation for my neighbourhood – easily walkable to greenery, cycleways, parks, playgrounds, the local horse farm. Shops, transport, pool and other amenities not far away. Having my own house and yard to quarantine in.

Being stretched and finding new depths of resilience, patience, and awareness as a parent and a person.

Not gonna lie, though. It was an effing horrendous year that nearly broke me.”

Yep. I’ve done the same here – looked to the good from 2020 to preserve my mental health the best I can. But yes. It was an effing horrendous year.

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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