Women’s Power Wednesday: Part 2

Women Empowerment Wednesday: Favorite Inspirational Bloggers

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month by honoring some of our favorite female bloggers every Wednesday this month. This week I’ve selected some of my favorite inspirational bloggers. While I believe every PF blogger is cheering their readers to financial freedom, these bloggers are the ones I recommend when you need an extra dose of motivation.

Laurie at The Frugal Farmer began her journey to financial freedom in January 2013. I love how honest she is about the ups and downs of getting out of debt. It isn’t easy, but Laurie does it with grace and good humor. Even on days when she’s struggling, Laurie finds a way to inspire and motivate others. You can follow Laurie on twitter and learn more about her at The Frugal Farmer.

Wendy at Girl Meets Debt paid off more than $18k in debt last year. That’s right—$18,000. Woot! Woot! Her blog is fun and witty, just like I imagine her to be in real life. She is not afraid to be herself, even when others make “helpful” suggestions. I always look forward to reading Wendy’s blog. You can follow Wendy on twitter and learn more about her at Girl Meets Debt.

Hayley at Disease Called Debt is a relatively new blog to me but I love Hayley’s can-do attitude. She and her husband are working hard to get rid of their debt together. She knows firsthand the weight of debt, but also the lightness that comes with every dollar (or pound in her case) of debt she and her husband eliminate. You can follow Hayley on twitter and learn more about her at Disease Called Debt.

Shannon at Financially Blonde is also a new blog to me and the wonderful hostess of Women Empowerment Wednesday. And yes, we are two different people, even though we have the same name, profession and many similar beliefs. We even have a child the same age! 🙂 She brings a lot of positive energy to the personal finance community, along with great advice and experience. I particularly enjoy her Music Mondays where she combines some of her favorite songs with finance. You can follow Shannon on twitter and learn more about her at Financially Blonde.

More Great Female Bloggers

Next week, concludes the Women Empowerment Series and I’ll introduce you to some more amazing female bloggers. It’s so hard because there are so many fantastic bloggers, both male and female. I love how this series has introduced me (and hopefully you as well) to so many new faces.


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March 19, 2014  •  16 Comments  •  Finance

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  1. Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
    Thanks so much for including me Shannon. I read all of the other blogs here too so I'm honoured to be in such amazing company! Go ladies! :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
      You're welcome, Hayley! Happy to feature you. :)
  2. Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
    I will have to check out Hayley's blog as I haven't been to it before. Thanks for sharing!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
      Definitely do, DC. It's a great blog and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
  3. Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
    Thank you SO much for including me on this list of wonderful women!! And I am so happy you like Music Mondays too! It was one of those things I started for "me" because I thought it would be fun, although, of course I want it to be fun for everyone. :-) You are a great inspiration to me as well, your message and focus of educating parents and children in financial literacy changes lives for the better. I am proud to be your east coast twin. :-)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
      You're welcome, Shannon. As I've shared with you before, I always feel like I'm writing about myself when I talk about you. :) Everyone has a doppelgänger and I finally met mine. LOL!
  4. Girl Meets Debt
    Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
    Thank you for your kind words Shannon. I would love to meet you one day to show you how fun and witty I can be in real life. ;)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
      You're welcome, Wendy. I hope someday we do get a chance to meet, although I know you will far exceed my expectations. :)
  5. Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
    Love seeing all these wonderful women bloggers doing their thing! Thanks for introducing me to these ladies.

    I'll definitely be checking them out.

    Happy Wednesday Shannon! I hope all is well :).
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
      Definitely do so, Corina. I think you will really enjoy them. There are so many wonderful bloggers who inspire me everyday - including you, my friend! Happy Wednesday to you too!
  6. Thursday, March 20th, 2014
    Hey, that's a wonderful list of ladies. Girl power!! =)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, March 20th, 2014
      Thanks, Holly! Definitely great girl power! :)
  7. Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
    Woo hoo! Loving this list - all awesome women!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
      Thanks, Cat! They are amazing women and I'm honored to call them my friends.
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