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 119

1. How To Get What You Want: Speak Up Along The Camel Ride

“I wasn’t bad at speaking up and being aggressive about what I wanted back then, but I wish I’d been less hesitant and used a stronger voice. I pursued what I wanted, but not with the abandon I should have. These days, I just don’t care. When someone says or does something I don’t like, I say it. On the other hand, I also speak up when I do like something.”

2. Focused Frugal February Firebird Finance

“Pick one line item on your budget and spend the whole month focusing on it. Whatever your worst category of spending is, I recommend starting there. This could be your grocery bill, clothing, restaurants or something completely different and specific to your life.

This is the line item that you will focus on this month.”

3. How I Paid Off Half of My $50,000 Debt in Under a Year (It’s Probably Not What You Think) My Life I Guess

“Yes, you read that headline right. I paid off approximately half of my $53,500 of debt in less than a year!

During a pandemic.

On a net income of about $65,000 CAD (for 2 of us).

But it’s probably not what you think.

I didn’t put $25,000 – approximately 40% of our income – towards my debt repayment.

My husband and I didn’t live off of $40,000 for a 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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