Women’s Power Wednesday: Part 3

Women's Power Wednesday

This week concludes the Women’s Power Wednesday series that Shannon from Financially Blonde organized to honor Women’s History Month. It’s been so much fun to recognize some of my favorite female personal finance bloggers and hopefully introduce you to some new faces to follow as well.

In Part 1: I shared the ladies who were some of the first connections I made online and have been instrumental in the growth of The Heavy Purse through their continued support. In Part 2, I introduced you to some of my favorite inspirational bloggers. Today’s ladies represent mega girl power (in fairness, all the ladies I’ve highlighted do). If these young, vibrant ladies are our future, then we are in good hands.

Erin at Broke Millennial starting sending me tweets not long after she started blogging. Eventually, I had to find out who this Broke Millennial was. What I discovered was a financially confident young woman—the kind of girl that I am raising my girls to be. Her parents taught her to be money savvy, which is helping her live and thrive in one of the most expensive cities in the world. You can follow Erin on twitter and learn more about her at Broke Millennial.

Anna at Are Ya Gonna Eat That had a great start to 2014 as she paid off her debt and got married! Like me, Anna is also a Southern California girl who runs marathons, and she is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. I always love learning what is going on in Anna’s life—financial-related or not—and she has great group of regular commenters, making it a very welcoming blog. You can follow Anna on twitter and learn more about her at Are Ya Gonna Eat That.

Mackenzie at The Random Path is without a doubt one of the best writers in the personal finance community as she truly writes from the heart. There has been times when I have read one of her posts and been deeply moved by how her writing so beautifully expresses her emotions and thoughts. You can follow Mackenzie on twitter and learn more about her at The Random Path.

Cat at Budget Blonde first caught my attention with her blog name. As a blonde who loves budgets, I knew we were destined to become fast friends. Cat has a great, unique story. She and her husband recently returned from Grenada where they lived for several years while he went to medical school. During that time, she decided to get rid of her debt, and even managed to turn her side hustle into a full-time job. The timing couldn’t be better as she just became a new Mom to twins this past weekend! Congratulations Cat! You can follow Cat on twitter and learn more about her at Budget Blonde.

Michelle at Making Sense of Cents is probably known as the Queen of Side Hustles. Like Cat, she moved to full-time self-employment this year too. She has one of the strongest work ethics I’ve seen and shares lots of great tips for those looking to earn additional side income. You can follow Michelle on twitter and learn more about her at Making Sense of Cents.


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March 26, 2014  •  25 Comments  •  Finance

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  1. Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    Erin, Cat, and Michelle are daily visits for me. I've worked with Cat and Michelle as well and it's always been a good experience.

    Now, I'm all about the ladies, but can the fellas get a shoutout? Just kidding :P
    • Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
      Yes, the men are feeling left out. Maybe we can start Men's Power Monday =) haha. But in all seriousness, you ladies are awesome, keep up the good work!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
      Men's Power Mondays sound great, Andrew! Thank YOU for all your hard work on your blog too, Andrew!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
      Yes, you guys deserve a BIG shout out too, DC. And you would certainly make my list. :)
  2. Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    Great group of ladies! I read all of their blogs!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
      Thanks, Tonya! I agree and always look forward to reading their posts.
  3. Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    Thanks for the shout out Shannon! :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
      You're welcome, Michelle!
  4. Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    I am SO psyched you joined in the fun this month Shannon!! I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have. I love that I have found so many wonderful women to connect with now because of this. :-)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
      Thank YOU for putting this together, Shannon. It's been a lot of fun as I've certainly been introduced to some new faces as well. :)
  5. Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    More great ladies here Shannon! Michelle's monthly income reports are truly spectacular! :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
      Yes, Michelle's monthly income reports blow me away. She's built a great a business and is a true inspiration.
  6. Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    I love that you highlighted your favorite female bloggers for Women's Power Wednesday, during Women's History Month.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
      Thanks! All credit goes to Shannon from Financially Blonde for coming up with the idea. :)
  7. Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    Thanks for sharing! I will have to check some of these gals out :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
      You're welcome! Please do so. These are some fabulous ladies to get to know. :)
  8. Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    Awww, thanks Shannon! You made me tear up with your sweet words :) You are such an inspiration to me and you truly are an awesome lady!

    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
      You're welcome, Mackenize. I meant them - you are a fabulous writer and I hope you know it. Thank YOU for your kind words. They absolutely made my day too. :)
  9. Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    Thank you so much! As you well know, you're one of my PF idols and I feel completely honored to be on this list.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
      Awww…. you are so sweet, Erin. I couldn't imagine a girl power list without you on it! :)
  10. Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    Thank you so much for the really nice words, Shannon!! I never could have imagined that I would have met such awesome and supportive people from the blog like yourself, and I feel so fortunate because of it. I'm also proud to be on this amazing list of great ladies! I hope you're having a wonderful week. :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
      You're welcome, Anna! The personal finance community is truly supportive and like you, I feel so fortunate to have meet so many amazing women (and men too). Have a great week too!
  11. Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    I am glad women are becoming empowered. The next generation of men may be able to be stay at home dads, (or just be slackers.) When I was more of a low-income landlord, I saw a lot of that.

    It really is great, just make sure that there is a place for fun in your life. Getting to a place where you are on top isn't always what it is cracked up to be.

    Keep up the great work!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, March 27th, 2014
      Thanks! And yes, you definitely need to strike a balance between fun and work - male or female. :)
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