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 137

1. Going Back to School at 35 Primarily Personal Finance

“I left my job in March and I really had no idea what was next, other than taking care of myself. I knew that once I went back to work, I would prefer not to go back into banking if possible. I looked at my strengths and compared them with what I would like my life to look like and decided that going back to school and finishing my degree in accounting would be a huge step in the right direction.”

2. How to Negotiate a Remote Work Agreement Modest Millionaires

“While the pandemic is far from over, with vaccination rates increasing in a very hopeful way, some employers have started to communicate their desire for their employees to return to work in the office. Perhaps you are dreading this change. You’ve found yourself enjoying remote work through the last year and actually performing better in these conditions.

Back in 2018, in pre-pandemic days, I negotiated transitioning my position into working remotely on a full time basis. As a two working parent household, this new working arrangement was a total game changer. It allowed me to find a better work life balance as I could get little chores started between meetings and in the time I won by cutting down my commute. It even reduced part of our childcare costs by giving us the choice to opt out of after school care.”

3. Why I’m getting rid of goals So Relateable

“Maybe you’ve noticed that I’m not a very chill person. Instead of relaxing or living in the moment, I’m always thinking about what I’ll do later that day or week or month. I used to view this as proof of my goal-driven personality, but now I’m pretty sure it’s just anxiety. A person should be able to enjoy something as simple as exercise without running a marathon or becoming a bodybuilder. I should be able to move my body for fun, for pleasure.”

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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