There are a bunch of personal finance websites and blogs out there, and many that focus on women. I think this is great; the more information we have access to, the better choices we can make for managing our money. But with so many choices out there, why check out Money Moxie? Here are 5 reasons to stay on top of your personal finances with Money Moxie–and tell your friends!
1. We won’t tell you to ‘lean in.’ Actually do whatever you want.
With due respect to Sheryl Sandberg and successful women everywhere, we all follow a different path. Some of us are children of immigrants, some have worked our way through college and business school (even against our parents’ wishes who preferred that we just settle down and get married), some of us never went to college but managed to build a successful business anyway. There is no one recipe of success. Sure, for some women, it’s a gradual rise to the top, from private school to Ivy League to management consulting to big corporation to start-up sensation. For others it’s a sloppier zig-zag of good luck, dumb mistakes, stupid risk-taking and amazing success. But somehow we ‘did it’ or we’re in the process of ‘doing it’ and we all have a distinct story of our own to share.
2. Saving money is not about foregoing the ‘mocha skim latte.’ Personally I don’t remember the last time I went to Starbucks; it’s not because of the cost, it’s that I feel like my stomach lining keeps getting thinner and more porous every time I get a coffee there. But the point is, saving money isn’t about saving $4.00 a day. It’s about knowing ourselves and what’s important to us.
Does money= financial freedom and home ownership?
Does money= the opportunity to make more money?
Does money= the freedom we need to ‘find ourselves’?
Those are the questions we should be asking ourselves and once we know the answer, the rest is easy.
3. We love ‘shot-callers.’ Every entrepreneur, business owner, freelancer, artist or professional woman has a unique story and experience– how she made it, how she spends her money, how she prioritized to get herself up the ladder. We love meeting these courageous, smart women, and sharing their inspiring stories.
4. We talk about the economy, the deficit, taxes and the election. While these topics may cause some droopy, glazed-over eyes, they’re important. The decisions made in Washington directly impact our wallets. On the other hand, who wants to spend hours watching C-Span when we could/should be watching “Orange is the New Black?” We comb through the WSJ so you don’t have to (unless you want to!)
5. We are a website for hustlers. Sometimes when you break free from the pack and start your own project-whether it’s a new business, a film production company, a freelance lifestyle — sacrifices have to be made. We work several jobs at a time, we work on our passion while we’re ‘working’ at our day job, we’re constantly talking up or about our project. But that also means that money, time and resources have to be managed wisely. We often say ‘no’ to nights out with friends so we can stay home and work on our business plan. Sometimes we say ‘yes’ to nights out with friends so we DON’T have to spend another night working on our business plan. Either way, been there done that. And we wouldn’t trade the experience and the lessons for the world.