Whoa, well done!
This is great! I love it when y’all find a way to participate even if it means adjusting the challenge.
Yes! Smart strategy. As long as you’re getting all your “free” money, you might as well find a cheaper/more flexible option.
Good catch. One reader emailed me this reminder, too, which I forgot to add: it’s actually free if you’re a college student with an .edu address for up to four years from registration. Not sure how many college students are ready to start investing, but figured I’d add.
That’s so great. I think frugality is also a lot easier when you can pinpoint and prioritize the things that are actually important to you that you want to spend money on. That way, when you cut back on one area, you’re not cheaping out, you’re just using your limited resources in a way that serves you best. Framing…
And here we are back at the beginning. Sigh. Yes, there are variables that contribute to the wage gap, and this is certainly one of them—in fact, they call it the “motherhood penalty.”
Good food for thought, and I appreciate your point. We do need to be solution-focused. One thing that keeps me engaged in the debate, though (and even afterward here in the comments) is that I used to be a naysayer and I appreciated people taking the time to explain the facts to me. It opened me up and made me more…
Because the issue is not as simple as a) employers being blatantly sexist or b) employers being blatantly sexist and willing to publicly admit it by hiring more women to cut costs. I don’t think most employers actively, purposely, or even knowingly pay women less just for being women. It’s more of a systematic thing…
Yeah, I personally think that line of thinking is more productive. A gap clearly exists. But deniers point out that the stats are wrong because there are variables that contribute to this “so-called gap.” That doesn’t make the statistic wrong, though, it just serves as an explanation for it (and even when adjusted for…
Basically, you’re saying, “I believe X, and all arguments against X are offensive because believing not-X is offensive.
No need to apologize! You brought up a valid point and you approached it objectively and, as you said, without making assumptions. It’s good to think about these factors because I think that’s where we’ll find the solutions :)
Lol not sure what y’all are getting at but, FYI, those posts are scheduled in advance and your comment actually agrees with what I’m saying in it.
Nah, there may be some truth to that! Some stats show what you’re saying is true, and others show it’s not true. I know you’ve already seen my other post on this, but it’s also helpful to look at the stats on what happens when women do negotiate (they’re less successful at getting raises and they’re perceived…
Oh, I’m sure! I’m sure there’s oversimplification on both sides. However, every article or argument I’ve read from equal pay supporters acknowledges factors like the one Goldin mentioned. So the way I see it, at least, it’s sort of like, yeah, of course there are other factors to consider, that’s what we’ve been…
It is very frustrating that, before we can even address the problem, we have to fight to prove it exists, then fight off distractions like this.
the major disconnect seems to be that wage gap deniers simplify the issue, then blame equal pay supporters for simplifying the issue
Congratulations on paying off your credit card debt! It completely makes my day that you credit our blog and challenges for helping you along the way. But it takes discipline and control to stick to a debt payoff plan, so this accomplishment is all you! Nicely done!
Absolutely agree. I wish I would’ve taken advantage of my employer match more when I had one back in the day.