Ruth Bader Ginsburg was… Wealthy RBG dedicated her life to fighting for all people to be able to live and do as they please. Last week, we explored the idea of wealth. My favorite definition described wealth as the ability to do what you want, when you want, with who you want, for as long as you want to.
Some of RBG’s accomplishments
What she means to me… Just a little over a year ago, conversations about money left me feeling alienated and frustrated. Quickly, I realized I wasn’t alone. Many of the women (and men!) around me felt that intimidating finance-vibe too. To chip away at some of that, I decided to start my own financial conversation– and share it via email (!)
Without RBG’s work, the majority of our financial conversations wouldn’t be possible. So much of my research and writing has been on a subject shaped by RBG’s legacy: women and money.
Three things RBG taught me about money:
1. When women have access to money, we all win.
2. Financial independence is the root of all independence.
3. For centuries, American law has made economic discrimination seem like a “favor” to women. Don’t let others handle your money for you. You got this.
What does being “roooted” even mean?It means being aware of the immense impact money has on my life and on the world around me. I think the trickiest part is putting that awareness into practice. Save, spend, and invest in ways that align with your values.
What is roooted anyway? We’re a newsletter and community dedicated to making money cool. For most people, when thinking about finance, “cool” is not exactly the first word that comes to mind. We’re trying to change that.
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