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 133
1. The Slog T On FIRE
“Life is feeling very sloggy lately.
Slog: to plod (one’s way) perseveringly especially against difficulty.
My life is not that difficult. That said for some reason it does feel very sloggy right now. Someone posted this NY Times article. So I read it, and yeah, I think I’m languishing.”
2. Let’s Save for a Big Goal as a Family Goatdog Simple
“The quest to save for a big family goal materialized in minutes.
In the last few days, I’ve been browsing travel destinations and wondering how much we’ll actually be able to move around next year. I’d love to do an epic family vacation in the next year or two to Europe. Thinking of Spain… France… or maybe a Mediterranean cruise.
This was just something I casually mentioned to my family and everyone got REALLY, REALLY excited! Better still, everyone wants to pitch in to fill the money bucket. Yes, that includes my two teenagers?!”
3. Living Stingy: The Dark Side of Saving Too Much One Frugal Girl
“Stingy people live on the dark side of saving. They don’t use money as a tool to better their lives or the lives of others. Instead, they hoard their hard-earned cash and become innately protective of it. As a result, the idea of spending can create a great deal of stress and anxiety for them.
Seekers of wealth and financial independence can become addicted to the pursuit of saving money. They optimize every dollar and create forward projections for how much their money can grow. They see the world through green-tinted glasses and dollar signs wherever they go.”
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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