I’m gonna call it. The Fierce Girl’s Guide to Finance is going places.
Last week we had our first original content posted on Mamamia: a Money Makeover, helping Theresa make a plan to save $25,000. Check it out here.
Then The Daily Mail got wind of the story and got in touch. Let me tell you, after 17 years in PR, the idea of a journalist calling me (about something good) is absolute bliss! Usually we have to shop our stories around and beg journalists to write them.
The outcome was a story where I seemed to scold everyone a lot, but hopefully also provide some useful tips (read it here). And just in case anyone was wondering my age, they helpfully plastered it everywhere. I hope the undertone was ‘wow, doesn’t she look great for her age‘.
I think the reason for this momentum comes down to a few things. Firstly, there isn’t much competition. Not many others are talking to women about money in a no-bullshit way.
Secondly, it’s an idea whose time has come. Ridiculous house prices, rising energy costs, stupidly high uni fees, and a stubborn gender pay gap are just some of the reasons women are realising why we need to look after our own interests.
Turns out, middle-aged white guys in suits aren’t racing to share their power or wealth with us. Huh, who knew? (As a group that is – individually, my dad is actually pretty good at giving me money).
The third reason is obviously the awesome content being pumped out by these fierce fingers. But let’s not dwell on that.
The blog has been around for just over a year, but there are lots of new readers. Hi ladies! Thanks for coming by!
So, let me point you to some of the most popular or useful posts. (NB: this is not like a TV show where they run out of budget for a whole new episode so they just have a storyline full of flashbacks. It’s because there is good content that could be useful to you).
1. How to think about your money as though you’re in an episode of Sex and the City.
2. Hacks to help you overhaul your approach to money (even if it’s not January)
7 money resolutions you can keep in 2017
3. How to set up your banking to make your life easier and your spending more enjoyable
4. How mindful spending can help you have a better relationship with money
5. What to read if you’re thinking about buying a home or are freaking out about not doing it
6. How to get started with investing