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 130
1. What is success? A Gai Shan Life
“I’ve got a couple more years left in my 30s. What do I want to wring out of those years?
I do know part of what I don’t want. I don’t want my sole focus to be the accumulation of assets and resources. I was that person for a long time for survival. I had a serious predisposition to being that person – as a kid, I was the only person I knew who loooooved playing Monopoly.
Now? A large part of my time is spent on working and the accumulation phase but that’s definitely not everything.
So perhaps the best answer to that question is a bigger question: What do I want my legacy to be?”
2. If You Want To Eat the Rich, Stop Feeding Amazon Bitches Get Riches
“Story after story has made it incredibly clear that Amazon doesn’t give a flaming hot shit about the well-being of their employees. To an extent that is downright cartoonishly villainous! And they don’t have to, because they won’t face any consequences for it.
No legal consequences, because everything they’ve done is perfectly legal.
And no business consequences, because despite everything, you’re still shopping there.”
3. You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup A Dime Saved
“Were you raised to be a good girl? Were you encouraged to give to everyone? Did you believe that the ideal woman worked and worked and worked? Have you ever been called “superwoman”? You can’t pour from an empty cup.
Have you ever had someone gush, “I don’t know how you do it?” Did you ever feel like crying when you heard those words? Have you ever lay in bed wondering how you ended up this way? You can’t pour from an empty cup.”
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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