Hi all, and Happy Sunday! Usually I get my weekend roundup out on Saturday, but this week our Saturday was spent coming home from camping. So I hope you enjoy this special Sunday Edition!
Apparently when women outearn men, neither like to admit it. Personally, I find this sad and unhelpful. Sad because one person earning more than the other in a relationship shouldn’t be a source of shame. And unhelpful, because now that 40% of women are breadwinners, pretending we’re not just keeps us from admitting this is normal. It also continues to perpetuate the myth that being a breadwinner is unusual, wrong, or somehow something we should be ashamed of.
I thought this article from Harvard Business Review on why women volunteer for tasks that don’t lead to promotion. I actually touched on this same topic in my article on going from $22k to six figures. When you’re looking to improve your career, I recommend volunteering as a great method to get exposure to different areas, and different people – but cautioned you need to be smart about it.
Also from HBR, I thought these signs someone is about to quit were interesting. Be on the lookout at work for these signs, and if you’re planning to switch jobs, make sure you watch you’re not giving off these signs!
Lots of women leave tech (my field) in the first ten years. I’m not a statistic, having been part of the field for about sixteen years now, but my friend Leigh wrote about why she might. Reading her experience made me feel sad for the industry, and I sincerely hope things change over time. I plan to be part of that change myself, but I completely understand why others prefer to leave.
What are some mistakes you can make that decelerate your changes of reaching financial independence? Tawcan talks about some of his experiences. I myself made mistake #1, not asking for a higher salary earlier, back when I accepted my first tech job for $35k.
I love a good millionaire interview, and ESI never disappointing. Be sure to check out his seventy sixth millionaire interview. He can write a book soon about what he’s learned from interviewing all these millionaires.
Physician on FIRE has a great Christopher Guest Post with Joe of Retire by 40. I’ve actually been a reader of Joe’s for many years, and I enjoyed learning more about him and life
Adventure Rich, one of my breadwinning mom interviewees, wrote about her adventures in Etsy side hustles. This is something I’ve looked at and thought, “oooh I should do that!” but don’t have the time to give it a shot. I’m glad she does so I can live vicariously through her. I’ll be staying tuned for Part 2.
Pennys from She Picks Up Pennies (another breadwinning mom!) has a new money wins series. If you’re tired of negative articles, or bad news, this will cheer you right up! It will also motivate you to keep going for your own money wins. Check out her money wins series, and be sure to get in touch with her if you have your own money win!
CMO Around Town
I’m looking forward to taking it easy on Sunday to rest up and prep for the week ahead, now that we’re home and everything’s unpacked.