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 121

1. Welcome To Financial Superstar Financial Superstar, formerly The 76k Project

“I’m not here to tell you what to do with your money (although I may occasionally offer general, widely applicable advice). I’m not here to compare Roth and traditional IRAs, recommend investments, or tout a particular budgeting strategy (although I can point you to people who know a whole lot about those topics and can explain them in an interesting and accessible way).

I’m certainly not here to judge you for your financial choices.

Rather, my goal with this website is simply to offer encouragement and affirmation to anyone who’s striving to make progress on their own personal finance journey.

I’m here to cheer you on and build you up.”

2. Cupcakes: A Catalyst For Mom Guilt? Money & Momming

“I let cupcakes become a catalyst to mom guilt.

Like many other moms I’m making the impossible possible. Day in and day out we’re working, running businesses, wiping faces, butts, and countertops, repeating grade school alongside our elementary aged kids, debating if we should keep those appointments for routine dental cleanings and check-ups at the risk of bringing home the virus, doing laundry even though we wear the same sweats over and over, running on 3 hours of sleep because either our own anxiety keeps us up or the resident mob boss, I mean toddler, suddenly hates sleep, and keeping everyone alive. But I didn’t notice how much he’s grown among all of this, that his voice has gotten deeper, that he grew taller, that he truly is more responsible.”

3. How to Shop Black 365 Days a Year Michelle Is Money Hungry

“About 8 years ago I read a book called “Our Black Year” It basically chronicled one family’s journey and commitment to buy Black for a year. This family and I had one thing in common we’re Black. But, our lives diverged in many different ways.

They were married and had kids, I’m single and without littles. They lived in Chicago a city with a significant Black population and I lived in Denver. At the time they were doing really well financially and let’s be clear, I was not.

However, we did have another thing in common we were focused on value based spending. In the years since that book was published a number of things have changed and I thought that it would be a great time to explore how and why shopping Black 365 days a year is so important.”

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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