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 120
“My pursuit of FI is the reason I could make these decisions. It provided both financial security and inspiration from knowing what others on similar paths had done.
Knowing that others who were nearing their FIRE dates were being offered perks like full-time remote work to keep them on board gave me the confidence to make this request of my own employer.
I needed to do a lot of emotional work to feel ready to take the final leap to try out Coast FI. With the right type of support from friends in the FI community, I was able to create a plan that made sense and fit with my level of risk tolerance. If it wasn’t for my pursuit of FI, I’m not sure I would have been able to surround myself with the right kind of support.”
2. 1 Easy Way All Allies Can Help Close the Gender and Racial Pay Gap Bitches Get Riches
Tell your coworkers how much money you make.
Especially women, people of color, disabled people, immigrants, and any one else who is part of a historically marginalized or exploited group.
And be specific and honest! No ranges, no euphemisms, just the exact number that appears on your paycheck. Don’t skip over any bonuses, raises, or other perks you’ve earned or negotiated, such as extra vacation time, remote work days, or tuition reimbursement.
Pay transparency is a tremendous boon to yourself as well as them. And we need it now, more than ever. Here’s why.
3. When Did Ordinary Become A Bad Word? Money Gremlin
A life filled with those things sounds happy. It sounds true to myself. Yet there’s another word that it brings to mind:
That life doesn’t sound special. It doesn’t scream “excitement” or “grand achievement”. It doesn’t sound memorable.
That life does sound content and happy though.
Shouldn’t that be enough? Why does my brain tell me it’s not?
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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