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 135
1. 6 Things Every Job Seeker Should Know Katrina Kibben
“I wish recruiters would have an honest conversation about how hiring works and the things every job seeker should know. I wish we told people what we’re looking for and what it takes to succeed instead of acting like hiring is a hoop or some circus trick.
Think about going to a museum or on a field trip as a kid. We were constantly introduced to different systems so we could learn how things work. That’s why so many kids go to DC. In fairness, they never know how government works, but that’s another blog.”
2. How (and when) to Grow Your Comfort Zone Raina Willick
“But sometimes when we’ve been focusing on one thing for a long time (like our business), the push against that part of the circle starts to feel exhausting.
It’s too hard. It goes nowhere.
Which makes us feel there’s no use. Maybe we should throw in the towel.
This is the time to push on another part of the circle.
It’s time to do something exciting and outside of your comfort zone in a different slice of the “life pie”.”
3. Gwen’s Blender Theory on Socioeconomic Unfairness Fiery Millennials
“Y’all — it is expensive to be poor. And while I am far from poor now, I remember what it was like to have to pay more for crappy items. It’s cheaper to buy toilet paper in the big packs — but what if you can’t afford the big package? What if you have no room to store 30 rolls while you work through them? You go buy the smaller packs that cost less upfront, but are more expensive per unit. When I was a kid, we could only afford to get me a pair of off-brand sneakers from Payless which invariably fell apart faster, causing my Mom to fork over more money on another pair of shoes. Other kid’s parents could afford to get them well-constructed shoes that lasted until they grew out of them.”
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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