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 122
- What’s in My Household Emergency Kit? Mixed Up Money
“You probably remember putting together a fire escape plan in middle school and your teacher asking whether your family had anything in place if this emergency would happen. We did not, but I found it very calming to know that if anything happened at our home, I’d have a piece of paper reminding me of everything I should do at that moment.
Being overprepared is something I’ve always been good at. So, as soon as I became a homeowner, it only made sense to continue down the path I knew very well. “
2. Giving rather than giving up this Lent The Twenty Percent
“For me, giving something up at the moment is inherently negative. Life is full of sacrifices at the moment – very necessarily of course- so I’m in no rush to add to that.
Influencers may tell you how much better they feel after giving up refined sugar. At the same time they’ll be slamming diet culture in a caption to a Instagram picture of them posing in a bikini on a beach somewhere. If that works for you, then go for it, but personally, I’m not going to deny myself the odd chocolate bar if I fancy it.”
3. How to Manage Money in Your 20s Off Hour Hustle
“Do you know how to manage money in your 20s? Isn’t it weird that when you become an adult, no one really teaches you the basics of personal finance or good money habits? It’s important to start saving, investing, and budgeting as soon as you can. Your 20s are when you start earning real income but good money habits will save you lots of headaches in the future.”
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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