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 134
1. The Financial Independence Milestones, Gamified We Want Guac
“And that’s the heart of it, really. Other folks get stuck in the same thinking I did, only able to see the end goal and not what all the smaller victories grant you along the way. Let’s face it: anyone who’s aiming for financial independence has to pursue it for several years, even decades. That’s a hell of a wait when you’ve only got the end as your one milestone.
So how about we switch it up and gamify it, for a change. Let’s be more intentional about noticing the financial independence milestones beyond its relation to how “done” you are. Get as excited about this middle time as I am!”
2. Are You Thinking in Sustainable Stores of Value? Rich and Resilient Living
“As I progress in my wealth building journey, I find myself drawn more and more to resilient and tangible forms of wealth. Not only do many of them seem more sustainable to me, they also bring me more joy and meaning, while simultaneously helping me further distance myself from the extractive, life-depleting, soul-sucking economy within which so much human activity takes place. This has led me to focus on cultivating stores of value.”
3. Why You Should Be a Financial Feminist BravelyGo
“We treat white men like the blueprint; they are not only the standard to which we are all upheld, but they are the ones that we give the most flexibility and the most chances. We treat any non dudes like a puzzle piece that doesn’t quite fit into the already existing picture.
And that means problems, current and future, for non dudes money.”
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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