Apparently we are really cool and popular now.

The Bitches Are Going on Summer Vacation

Hail, Bitch Nation! (I hope you’re warming up to your collective nickname because this humble and retiring blogger certainly enjoys the hell out of it.) We come to you today with an announcement: we, the Bitches, are going on a brief two-week hiatus. A summer vacation, if you will.

State of the Blog, 2017

Since Kitty and I launched Bitches Get Riches in January, we have learned many things.

For one, we’ve learned we really fucking suck at setting goals. By which I mean: we have surpassed all of our blog traffic goals to such a staggeringly laughable extent that we’re kind of worried some Russian computer hacker with a particularly cruel sense of humor is pranking us.

Which is both humbling and ego boosting. Apparently we are really cool and popular. Someone please inform our past teenage selves that this day has finally come.

Apparently we are really cool and popular. Someone please inform our past teenage selves that this day has finally come.

In the last six months, we’ve received the accolades and support we so richly deserve. We’ve been featured on Rockstar Finance (twice), we’re syndicated on The Financial Diet, and we were interviewed on Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn. And somehow through this all, no one has really noticed that we have no idea what the hell we’re doing. Neat, right?

We’ve also been welcomed with open arms into a community of badass finance bloggers so generous and kind that I’m genuinely concerned we’re being scouted for a cult. Seriously you guys, where do you get off being so—what’s the word?—nice? Supportive? It’s unhealthy. Get help. We expect your hearts to be 40% more hardened and calcified upon our return.

And when we do make our triumphant return, it will be with even more the same amount of bitchyfoul-mouthed, sardonic, juvenile, tasteless, irreverent content about the global economy and personal finance you’ve come to expect from us. Because that is our mission and we take it very fucking seriously.

But fear not, my impressive and independent impalas. We’re not abandoning you forever. Mommy and Mommy are not getting a divorce and none of this is your fault. We just have some very important margarita drinking and sun lounging to do for awhile.

And once we’ve gotten our fill of lazing about on feather pillows, surrounded by toned and tanned cabana boys as they fan us with palm fronds and feed us wine and grapes…

I promise we’ll be back. Here’s how you can keep yourselves occupied in the meantime.

The Bitches Get Riches Summer 2017 Required Reading List

You guys have so much reading to do. There will be a test. It’s pass/fail, so study hard, my darlings.

Blogs

  • How to Grow the Fuck Up: Literally our Internet Mom. And she can be yours too!
  • We’re All Poor Here: Frugal minimalism with a dose of #realtalk. We like Matt because he never sugarcoats low income living and he really gets our brand of weird humor.
  • Feminist Financier: Ok so this is our other Internet Mom and she’s gonna learn you some money management skills through a feminist lens!
  • Victori Media: We have basically adopted Tori as our baby sister (LISTEN THIS INTERNET FAMILY IS GETTING REAL CROWDED). And I’m pretty sure she knows more about useful business practices than we do.
  • Half Banked: Desirae is basically the gold standard in personal finance blogging as far as we’re concerned. Plus she’s Canadian. So exotic!

Podcasts

  • Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn: Listen you guys. Gaby Dunn is the best and we 1000% support her goal of understanding everything about financial stuff while simultaneously smashing the patriarchy.
  • Throwing Shade: Listen to Erin and Bryan talk about all things ridiculous and you won’t even miss us.
  • Revisionist History: Malcolm Gladwell is totally stealing our whole complain-about-an-inefficient-or-unjust-thing-and-also-The-Economy-(TM) motif and it’s making me very angry, you guys. And yes, he talks about the bloated money suck that is the American university.
  • Death, Sex & Money: Anna Sale’s wonderful, eclectic series on social taboos just covered student loans. And guys? It. Was. Incredible. It’s utterly refreshing to hear such frank discussion of the shame, denial, and despair felt by so many debtors. I would pay Anna $500 an hour to say the word “yeah” to me in her painfully compassionate tones.
  • Women Killing It!: It’s like they made a podcast just for us and all our #fabulousfemalefinancialfriends!

Books

We heartily endorse all of the above content for your summer edutainment.

If you want to support the Bitches during our summer hiatus, the best way to do that is to subscribe to our email list (right over there in the sidebar!) or make a donation (again, check the PayPal link in the sidebar). At this time, there’s not a stitch of advertising on Bitches Get Riches, so we depend 100% on donations to keep this old girl alive.

You can also follow us on Twitter or Tumblr for still more dick jokes and dumb gifs.

Bye y’all! Try not to miss us too much.

16 thoughts on “The Bitches Are Going on Summer Vacation

  1. Noooo I just discovered you guys and started following!! Who will I get all my foul mouthed humor from now? I guess your first Internet Mom, it looks like 🙂

    But seriously, awesome book suggestions! I’ve been eyeing that New Jim Crow book – did you see Ava Duvernay’s documentary ’13TH’? Ugh, blood-boiling and also astonishing.

    How do you get syndicated to TFD btw?!

    1. Fear not, my darling! We shall return in two weeks. And “13th” sounds TERRIFYING and is definitely on my to-watch list…
      TFD reached out to us about syndication a couple months after we launched. And we went “Squee!” to each other for a bit before trying to play it very cool while saying yes. 🙂 I suggest you reach out to them! Contact info is on their site.

  2. Two weeks with no BGR?????? That makes me sad, but you ladies deserve all the vacay you want.

    I will be the first in line for a bitch nation tshirt. Thank you for including me on your summer reading list.

  3. Wait, what? Ummmm….Ok. Have a (sob) good time. (whimper) I’ll be fine. (sob) No, no. Go. It’s good for you two to have adult time. (deep inhale) Alright. I’m good now. Nice list, bitches! Have an amazing time. Oh, and have fun detoxing from your media addiction. (wink) Betcha $10 you’ll at least stalk your PF on Twitter. I had to post once in order to relax!

  4. Enjoy!! And, I can only imagine what you come back with.
    You deserve this and more…so on your way you go! Nope, not even tryin’ to rhyme…oops!

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