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 125
1. How We Became Millionaires After 5 Years of Smart Moves Mad Money Monster
“As a kid growing up in a 400 SF trailer, I dreamed of becoming rich someday. Rich to me meant being a millionaire and living a life of luxury. You know, the kind of life you saw people living on TV shows like Beverly Hills, 90210, and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
2. When the Women in Your Life Join MLMs We Want Guac
“These women want to achieve the American dream despite the restrictions their community, religion, or family situations may place on them. MLMs seem like their ticket to proving their own worth, until they turn out to be a crushing dead end. Continued gender inequalities seriously cripple women’s potential earnings, so it’s not too hard to grok why women will eagerly join these sugary liar MLMs in droves.”
3. Removing grit from your life A Gai Shan Life
“Not the perseverance kind of grit, we want to keep that in our lives.
The other kind that’s annoying and makes you feel itchy and irritable, like minor unnecessary arguments. I started the new year with a whole load of grumpiness. I was way behind in work, even though I’d worked all the holidays, because we also had a truckload of personal stuff to do (financial, family time, wanting to write for the blog after not feeling the urge to write for weeks, eating dinner every single night what is that why can we not just eat once a week??)”
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.
Featured this week? I’m so glad to showcase your work! Grab a badge for your site!