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 129
1. Why we LOVE our brokerage account for early retirement funding All Options Considered
“A complete FIRE strategy also needs some puzzle pieces specifically designed to cover early retirement years, from the month of a person’s last paycheck until they reach the age that allows full access to all of the funds in those magical traditional retirement accounts.
Some people have rental income or a consistent side hustle to help with that early retirement gap. Other people try less traditional ways of accessing funds in traditional retirement accounts. But there is one more account that doesn’t get as much hype for its use in early retirement — a taxable brokerage account.”
2. How to Find Joy in Unfinished Projects Medium by Kristin Wong
“Anything uncompleted tends to have that effect. Oftentimes, the discomfort is not even about the project itself — it’s a reminder of all of your shortcomings and failures.
“I’ll never finish my book because I’m a terrible writer.” Or “I never finish anything I start. I need to grow up.” An unfinished project can make you feel like your whole life is unfinished.”
3. You’re Not Making An Offer In A Seller’s Market From One Geek To Another
“In a market where we can barely keep any home available for more than a week, you are not going to get anywhere by offering under asking. If the people are nice, they will ask you for a better offer. If they are anyone else, they will just reject it and call that done cause they have five other offers to choose from. It’s just the way it is right now.”
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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