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Hello! I’m Emma Johnson, a professional single mom like you. My goal is to help you build a full, awesome life as a single mom.

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How to get started investing for women

I am on a personal mission to get women to save and invest more. Studies that find that women are actually better at investing than men, but they save and invest far too little, too infrequently, which puts us at a huge disadvantage. The wealth gap is a terrible issue, as women have far less…
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15 signs your husband or wife is ready to leave you

Is your spouse distant? Depressed? Worried they are having an affair? Couples counseling may be the answer. But maybe your husband is ready to leave you. Online couples and individual counseling with BetterHelp starts at $40/week for unlimited phone, text, email or video sessions. Choose from thousands of certified and licensed therapists. It is important…
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9 reasons dating is better as a single mom

Through my circle of friends and single moms I meet through this blog, I often hear cries of horror about the thought of dating. Especially if you have kids. What man in his right mind would consider dating a single mom? I can’t imagine getting out there again! My single-mom body is a wreck and I…
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Single mom holiday manifesto

I wrote this a couple of years ago, and revisit each holiday season for both myself and readers. I admit that the holidays are hard for me personally — so much pressure to make them memorable, spend more than I'm inclined to, and be cheerful when I often feel lonely and overwhelmed. Last year was first…
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What to do if you are a mom paying alimony or child support

How to deal when you're a mom who pays child support or alimony

Increasingly, it is moms who pay their exes child support and alimony, and their vitriol about the matter is often far more acute than when payer and payee fall along traditional gender lines. Vanessa was stunned to learn that after her ex left her for a much younger neighbor, she had to pay him nearly $70,000 in alimony and…
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How to run a single mom household like a boss

Single-mom household management can be challenging. But with the right tools, organization, and support, you can become exceptionally efficient when it comes to managing day-to-day tasks. Because let's get real: YOU DON'T HAVE A CHOICE! By using apps, outsourcing, budgeting, and automating, you can organize your busy life regardless of whether you have multiple children,…
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“I want a boyfriend, but a good man is hard to find”

The world tells single moms that there are no good men available to us, and we are destined to be lonely. Not true. Here is how to attract a quality man, find love, a boyfriend and even a husband, and enjoy a healthy relationship. When I was growing up, my divorced mom dated a lot,…
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How to negotiate a pay raise (the right way)

Feel like you should negotiate a pay raise? I mean, who doesn't like more money, especially when you know the market is paying higher elsewhere (or even within the same company)? Ready to ask for that higher salary right now? In this post you will learn: What to focus on: It's business, not personal Do…
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How to file for divorce in NY

Whether you are divorcing in New York City, Albany, Upstate, Long Island or elsewhere, there are some laws in New York state that affect your divorce. Other laws apply nationally. Here is how to file for a divorce in New York, what you are entitled to, and what to expect: What you are entitled to…
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Downsize after divorce: Turn your breakup into a makeover

Quick take: After a breakup or divorce, your life and finances are different, and you likely need to reconsider moving house. Many moms find that downsizing to a smaller, more affordable home that is also easy to maintain gives them the freedom and confidence they need to move forward with their new life. Plus: a…
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