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 124

1. From Frugal To Fuck It: The Evolution Of My Thoughts On Spending Money A Purple Life

After almost 6 months of retirement, I can now say that my current approach to money is “Fuck it” and that is SHOCKING to me , but it seems to be true based on all of my experiences. For example, throughout these months, I have gotten takeout more than probably ever before in my life and obviously since it’s a pandemic, I have been getting a lot of delivery and tipping even more generously than usual.

Also, because of the pandemic, we’ve often been getting grocery delivery. I’ve had wine delivered and even Chipotle a few times while we were in our January vacation Airbnb. The money was flowing out of my pockets and I was happy to pay those delivery fees and extra tips. I didn’t even glance at my YNAB budget.”

2. 14 Life Lessons I learned From the Year of Corona A Dime Saved

People are kind and selfless. If one thing this whole experience taught us is how much regular people are capable of immense kindness. I’m talking about the neighbors who went shopping for quarantined people.

I’m talking about volunteers who brought oxygen tanks to people’s homes, so they don’t need to go to the hospital. I’m talking about people helping other people get vaccines, medicines, and other things they need. I am frequently touched by the kindness the regular person has for someone else.”

3. How the Push to Work Harder, Longer, and Faster is Snake Oil Elizabeth Pecora on Medium

“Gurus promise if you work hard enough and long enough, you’ll achieve success. The opposite then becomes true — if you don’t make it big, it’s because you didn’t give it your all.

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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2 thoughts on “Women’s Personal Finance Wednesdays: Week 124 Roundup

  1. Loved Purple Life’s perspective there. Sometimes I consume myself with too much “don’t buy $5 coffee” content that it’s refreshing to read someone being lax about certain areas of the budget and not stressing about it. I guess that’s what retirement gets you!

    1. With the pandemic and our local businesses struggling so much, I’ve given myself a full green light to buy coffee as much as I want. And you know what? That’s not going away even when things go back to “normal.”

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