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 123
1. Quitting A Job: Gobbling Up The Goods & Getting Out Budget Life List
“For one reason or another, I have experienced quitting a job twelve times. Some of this was from moving or going from a temporary to a permanent position or quitting because management was awful like a smelly tar pit of sadness. Either way, I have had to vomit a few resignation letters.
Along the way, I have learned some hacks to make the best of these opportunities and it has became a loose guide for capturing tasty savings. Quitting a job doesn’t mean that I need to give up on savings! If anything, I turn into a ferocious T-Rex on the hunt ready to gobble up more.”
2. Income sustainability? Chasing FIRE Down Under
“I don’t see either side of politics changing the status quo when it comes to medicare, at least not until we reach the tipping point where bulk billing is no longer offered and the voters petition for change. But what I have been reflecting on is how important FIRE is in the context of all of this. I can’t rely on income to keep up with inflation. So it’s all the more important to save and invest early, and not to need to depend on working for income in the long term.”
3. How to get started as a successful Virtual Assistant Frugality and Freedom
“In May 2020, I made the leap from a career in office-based event management, into work-from-home life as a virtual assistant and freelancer.
I have valued the opportunity to work with different clients and projects, learn new tactics and skills along the way, plus have flexibility in where and when I do my work.
I’ve so far juggled a mix of digital event support (hello, Zoom conference calls!), social media management, content writing, video editing and podcast production – some of which were new to me and learned quickly with resources I mention below!”
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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