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 groupalso 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 128

1. Financial Influencers and Financial Shaming Michelle Is Money Hungry

“I would listen to recordings of his show and read his blog. My favorite thing was to listen to people’s debt free screams. But, I also began noticing some things. Such as my stress levels going through the roof after listening to an episode.

I also found myself being a lot more judgmental about my choices and what other people were doing with THEIR money. Then, something strange started to happen. As I made more progress along my personal financial journey I started questioning the motives and anger at these people. In fact, I wrote a blog post about Ave Amseray asking why a rich, white, guy was so mad. It made no sense. I also became one of the many people in the personal finance space blocked by him on Twitter.”

2. The high price of money shame Liz Weston on AP News

“Too often, though, people feel there’s something deeply wrong with them if they struggle with their finances. They may feel they’re stupid, immoral, lazy or “bad with money,” or ruminate on what they should have done differently.”

3. Mental Health and Wealth Issues Don’t Discriminate Mental Health and Wealth

“This also goes to show you never know what’s going on with someone. Despite what they post on social media. Despite the happy photos or inspirational quotes. Despite their privileged, charmed lives.

Coming up on the year anniversary of COVID, we need to give ourselves and everyone else some compassion and understanding. We’ve all gone through so much and there are likely battles you’ll never know about that people are fighting silently. Trying to smile through the day and prevent the tears from falling so no one notices.”

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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