For Creatives, Solo Earners, & More

It’s an unfortunate truth but no secret that women earn less than men. 😠 But while we fight for that systemic inequality (and others) to improve, we can still keep informed of and confident in our own financial planning.

We’ve long heard that money, politics, and religion are taboo, but these seven newsletters, written by women, are removing that stigma. Not only do these newsletters aspire to educate, but to also encourage.

Learning here is a safe space where no question is too silly and no concept is too complicated, so be sure to subscribe! (And for more inbox goodies, check out these inspiring newsletters for the well-read woman.)

1. The Budgette

The Budgette is a finance newsletter for solo income earners. Written by Canadian money and culture journalist Renee Sylvestre-Williams, past editions have covered (with humor!) rising food costs, her hatred of banking fees, and what to keep in mind if you can’t (or haven’t) started saving for retirement until your 40s. Published every other Tuesday on Substack, you can also expect insightful interviews with financial experts and financial wellness “hacks” to help us save.

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2. She Spends

In 2017, business journalist Alicia McElhaney launched She Spends, an online community and weekly newsletter she describes as “unapologetically feminist, punk AF and radically honest.” Her goal was to educate women who lacked confidence in their personal finances, and to help them get out of debt, grow their wealth, and give back. Sign up to receive essays on money, financial news breakdowns and, most deliciously, anonymous money diaries.

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3. Dollar Scholar

Cute animals! Pop culture! The weekly Dollar Scholar brings a bit of levity to an oft-intimidating topic. Penned by Money senior writer Julia Glum, the tagline is “Money is messy. Let’s figure it out together.” Yes, please. Come for the helpful tips and expert advice—a recent edition explained financial bubbles with insight from professors and authors—and stay for the photos of readers’ pets, outrageous celebrity purchases, and funny internet finds. See a preview here.

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4. The Nerdletter

The Nerdletter is crafted with creatives in mind. It’s written by Paco De Leon—the founder of financial firm The Hell Yeah Group and its boutique bookkeeping agency Hell Yeah, Bookkeeping. It concentrates on inspiring creatives to be engaged with both their personal and business finances. Expect recommended reads about online shopping habits and side hustles, thought-provoking illustrations, classified ads, and more. Practical and human-focused, it’s delivered every Wednesday to thousands of readers.

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5. The Myth of Money

Created by Forbes Money & Markets columnist Tatiana Koffman, the weekly Myth of Money is dedicated to all things economics, crypto, and technology. Sent to over 10,000 new and experienced investors around the world, it aims to bridge the financial education gap for new generations. Expect breakdowns of monetary sovereignty, the effects of Elon Musk tweets, and the future of NFTs (and what they even are).

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6. What The Elle

Investment platform and financial literacy program Ellevest was designed by and for women. Its algorithm is tailored to a women’s life, taking into consideration factors like pay gaps and longer lifespans; its accompanying newsletter, What The Elle, keeps us at the forefront. Delivered three times a week, it answers common questions about money and careers, offers tips and advice from experts, and empowers “financial feminism.” (There’s also a digital magazine!)

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7.  Jill on Money

Jill Schlesinger is a certified financial planner, author, and award-winning business analyst who spent decades as a Wall Street trader and investment adviser—so you can bet she can teach us a thing or two. Best known for breaking down complicated concepts, recent issues of her weekly Jill on Money newsletter tackled money traps to avoid, Britney Spears’ now-successful fight for financial freedom, and how to do a mid-year portfolio checkup. (She also has a podcast of the same name.) Plus, she answers readers’ questions!

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Danielle Cheesman was born and raised in New Jersey, where she lived until moving to Philadelphia to study journalism at Temple University. She has spent her years writing and developing editorial visions for music, art, and lifestyle brands. Now residing in Los Angeles, you can usually find her taking pictures, making playlists, or cuddling her pup. Say hi on Instagram!