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Women’s Power Wednesday

Women's Power Wednesday

In honor of Women’s History Month, Shannon from Financially Blonde gathered a group of bloggers to recognize and honor some of our favorite female bloggers every Wednesday. This is both an easy and hard task! There are so many wonderful personal finance bloggers (especially when you include all the men) that it was hard to know who to feature. So I did what I would tell anyone else in my predicament to do—go back to the beginning.

Like most new bloggers, I spent the first few months adrift, writing and publishing posts that nobody read and feeling a bit lost. I finally joined Twitter, which changed everything. The women I’m featuring today are some of the first connections I made, and women who I greatly admire and am proud to call my friends.

Siccorra at Tackling Our Debt was one of the first friends I made on Twitter. Through her, I was introduced to so many people who have all played a role in the growth and success of The Heavy Purse. Sicorra is my go-to person when I have questions and I am grateful for our friendship. You can follow Sicorra on twitter and learn more about her at Tackling Our Debt.

Holly at Club Thrifty is a personal finance blogger powerhouse. I love her tell it like is style with a big heart. She is a Mom to two beautiful young girls, and she (and her husband, Greg) are great financial role models to them. She always makes me laugh and is a master at travel hacking. You can follow Holly on twitter and learn more about her at Club Thrifty.

Kim at Eyes on the Dollar is an optometrist who now has 20/20 vision when it comes to her finances. Kim has gone from overworked, stressed out and in debt to someone living on her terms. She is another frugal Mom who is taking the time to teach her daughter how to handle money wisely, which I always love to see. You can follow Kim at on twitter and learn more about her at Eyes on the Dollar.

Tonya at Budget and The Beach first caught me eye with the name of her blog. Budget and beach are two of my favorite words! Then I find out she is a Southern California girl and practically a neighbor. Now I’m a huge fan. 🙂 Her blog is fun-spirited and witty—just like she is. You can follow Tonya on twitter and learn more about her at Budget and The Beach.

Pauline at Reach Financial Independence is a personal finance rock star. She left behind the Corporate world in her 20’s and while she still works, it’s on her schedule. Pauline is one of the hardest working people I know, but she also spends weeks or months traveling each year too. You can follow Pauline on twitter and learn more about her at Reach Financial Independence.

I certainly encourage you to visit these ladies and start following them if you are not currently doing so. They have all made a difference in my life and I’m certain they will in your life too. Next week, I’ll be featuring more great ladies, so stay tuned.

March 12, 2014  •  18 Comments  •  The Heavy Purse

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  1. Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
    I can proudly say all FIVE of these bloggers are in my daily visit list and I love the work they do. It's also really cool how all five of them, as well as bloggers in general, come from all walks of life and each have their own unique perspectives.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
      They are all great ladies and I, too, love, getting their (and everybody else's) unique perspectives. It is what makes visiting so many blogs fun!
  2. Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
    SO happy you joined the movement today Shannon, and I loved everything you had to write about these women. I definitely felt like you did when I first started blogging, and you were actually one of the first people to support me, so thank you for that! And now I have added two additional bloggers to my list that I have not seen before, so thank you for sharing!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
      Sorry to join late but I'm so happy to participate! I try to support new bloggers who stop by and land on my radar. Undoubtedly, I miss some, but I do remember how much the support of others made a difference, so I try to pay it forward whenever possible. These are great ladies and definitely bloggers you want to follow!
  3. Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
    Great list Shannon! I had to Lol at your comment about Twitter as it was basically the same way for me when I started. That said, these ladies are all on my list of favorites and like the unique perspective each of them provides on money.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
      LOL! I think most PF bloggers owe a big thanks to Twitter. :) These ladies are definitely tops in my book too.
  4. Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
    Thanks very much, my friend. I am honored to be a part of this. I remember first meeting you on Twitter late 2012. Then we did the Christmas post and things just grew quickly from there.

    I am very fortunate to have connected with you. I have told you several times that you are the voice in my head when it comes to financial decisions. I have learned a lot from you and your blog posts feature great lessons for all ages. :-)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
      You're very welcome, Sicorra! Yes, I remember the Christmas traditions post and it just snowballed from there. I hope that my voice is helpful and helps you make the good financial decisions! Again, I appreciate your friendship and support so much!
  5. Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
    Thanks so much for the mention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
      You're welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
  6. Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
    Thank you so much for including me Shannon! If I ever leave LA what will I call my blog? :) I'm in great company with some other fabulous women! Hope we can meet up someday! I mean, we are practically neighbors, right? :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
      Uh-oh. I never thought about that. Well, if you do decide to move, than you'd better make sure their is a beach nearby. LOL! Yes, we definitely need to connect sometime since we are practically neighbors!
  7. Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
    Thanks so much for including me in that list. I'm so glad to have found the PF community and always love hearing your stories and teaching moments with your girls.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, March 14th, 2014
      You're welcome, Kim and thank you for your kind words. I'm grateful to have found the PF community well. It is such a supportive group!
  8. Thursday, March 13th, 2014
    Thanks for including Pauline's post Shannon!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, March 14th, 2014
      You're welcome, Clarisse!
  9. Thursday, March 13th, 2014
    Some great bloggers here Shannon! These are on my list of blogs to read regularly as they provide a wealth of inspiration and information.

    By the way, loving the new design for your website!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, March 14th, 2014
      Thanks, Hayley. I like the new look too. :) These ladies are my go-to's and are real leaders in the PF community.
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