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10 Women on Why Personal Finance is Important

I was going to post this yesterday to tie in with International Women’s Day. But, why should we just celebrate women on one day a year? Instead, I think it’s important to hear more female voices – particularly in the personal finance industry – all year round.

This blog has allowed me to connect with so many interesting, diverse and intelligent women, who all share their own stories and experiences to try and help others. They’re often juggling this alongside busy schedules, family commitments, hectic jobs and more, so really deserve to be celebrated.

Below are just a few of my favourite accounts, but there’s no shortage of great female money bloggers out there if you’re looking for inspiration.

Here’s a female-focused special of my popular money bloggers takeover series.

  1. My Thoughts
  2. Emma – Bee Money Savvy
  3. Kat – Cash for Kat
  4. Melanie – Partners In Fire
  5. Elyssa – Brave Saver
  6. Money Saved is Money Earned
  7. Monica – A Planner at Heart
  8. Susie Q – Financial IQ
  9. Emily – Love, Em
  10. Robyn – A Dime Saved  

My Thoughts

I never used to have an interest in money. In fact, when I was starting out in journalism, I said “anything but finance”.

Of course, things never go to plan, so I soon found myself working in financial journalism. It’s only now, 3 years on and in the middle of one of the worst financial crises ever, that I’m starting to appreciate what a gift that was.

The tools I’m learning in my day job allow me to manage my money better and make wiser decisions that will benefit me in the future.

I want to spread this knowledge so more people can benefit. It shouldn’t just be the lucky few that get to take advantage of these skills and ideas. Everyone should be able to access the information that will allow them to take control of their own finances.

Emma – Bee Money Savvy

Personal finance is important to me as it means both security & freedom. Having an emergency fund for example provides financial security in challenging times.

And having money spare each month provides freedom to do the things that are important to you.

Kat – Cash for Kat

On her blog, Kat writes: From 5 years old, I’ve always had an interest in owning my own business thanks to my dad.

I would work in my family’s ice cream shop and do everything you wouldn’t expect from a kid. I worked the cash register, I counted the till at the end of the night, and I went to the bank to deposit checks my dad helped me fill out.

Now Kat lives in Cambodia, running her own business and sharing all her wisdom on her blog – definitely one to check out!

Melanie – Partners In Fire

Personal Finance is important because money is a tool that gives you choices.

Life is for living, not for wasting away at a pointless job. Money is what helps us live and do what we want to do.

Elyssa – Brave Saver

Personal finance matters to me because it helps people make their labour, resources, and lives their own. It gives us power to self-direct our lives and create meaning and purpose for ourselves rather than profits for others.

Money Saved is Money Earned

Personal finance is important to me because understanding money and having my own career gives me the freedom to have choice in my life independent of anyone else.

Monica – A Planner at Heart

Being personal finance savvy to me is like having a superpower. It’s your wingman in so many areas of your life. You don’t need to “hold out for a hero.” (Sorry Bonnie Tyler) You’re in control of building a life you love.

Susie Q – Financial IQ

I focus on personal finance education because making informed financial decisions reduces or eliminates so many devastating risks.

I think of all the people who were offered mortgages with terms they didn’t understand our payments that adjusted up to a level they couldn’t afford before the 2008 housing crisis and am motivated to share my knowledge in hopes of preventing even just a few people from making similarly uninformed decisions. 

Emily – Love, Em

As a young adult, I need both the freedom to control my own life and the security of savings for my future. Personal finance is important to me as a women as I can show my own independence. I know where my money goes and can change things if I need be!

Robyn – A Dime Saved

Personal finance is important to me because it gives me choices in life. Having access to and control of money is key to being able to live the life you want.

If you found this post interesting, please like it and share across social media or send it to your friends. I’d also love to hear your thoughts and experiences. What does personal finance mean to you? Are there any women you think I should include on this list or celebrate in a future post? Share your thoughts below!

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Hi I'm Katie and I use my blog to help young people take control of their personal finances.

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