Posts by Emma Johnson

Common limiting beliefs that hold back single moms

Emma Johnson When it comes to single moms, there are specific limiting beliefs that I see women struggle with time and again. Messages we assume based on what the world tells us we are capable of, what our rates are.  None of it is pretty.  Common single-mom toxic, liming beliefs we will unpack, debunk and…

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How to invest in art (for everyday people who aren’t rich)

This post was created in partnership with Masterworks.io. Over the past few years as I’ve started to make good money and max out of tax-sheltered options (401k and Roth IRA), I’ve explored other investment asset classes, or types of investments outside of traditional stock markets. Especially stuff that I can enjoy in real life. Like…

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The practical guide to marriage for alpha females with Suzanne Venker

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud   ♦  Google Play   When I shared on Facebook an excerpt of Suzanne Venker’s new book, The Alpha Female’s Guide to Men and Marriage: How Love Works, out this week, many people dismissed it entirely because it was on Foxnews.com, a network where Venker is a frequent contributor.…

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Overcoming a spending addiction

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   I love me some Lauren Greutman! This Syracuse, New York married mom of four was living the American dream … 3,500 square-foot custom house, two luxury cars parked in the driveway, new furniture, dinners out … and $40,000 in credit card debt. Fast…

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How to thrive on a single-mom income

How to thrive on a single-mom income

The awesome Jenny Hoff at CreditCards.com interviewed me for her latest ChargedUp podcast episode. This is a great conversation about my own story of overcoming my fears, hang-ups and neuroses when it comes to single motherhood and money. It is also about overcoming your own barriers that keep you stuck financially, emotionally, and professionally. Not…

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How to divorce like a feminist

  Whether you were married to your kids’ dad, were in a couple or your encounter was a hookup, this post is for you. I believe that the single most powerful institution in the United States when it comes to enforcing policy that will ensure gender equality and close the pay gap is family court.…

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Kickass Grant Winner: Caring for women by growing a beauty business

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play Being kickass, and being an activist, can come in many forms — often quieter and more private. That is what drew me to Teri Teves, a Portland, Ore., single mom of one, who switched careers from advertising to cosmetology, specifically lash extensions. Her new career…

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How moms can practice financial self-care

  This post was created in partnership with the GM BuyPower Card®. Opinions are my own and do not reflect the views of General Motors or Capital One. For many women, money is a negative force, a source of fear and stress that permeates all parts of your life. Worried about paying your bills? That…

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How to start a blog & quickly earn $1,000/mo

  Not a week goes by when I don’t get asked “Emma, I want to start a blog. Can you give me some tips?” I am so flattered people see me as a successful blogger, and I am really proud of what I’ve accomplished. After all, just one month after launching Wealthysinglemommy.com in August 2012,…

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Erin Lowry: Personal finance for Millennials

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   First of all, how random that my colleague Erin Lowry, leading expert on Millennials and their money and author of the book Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together, and fellow money blogger, lives across the street from me in…

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What it’s really like to be the single mom of a special needs child

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play While the numbers are not confirmed, experts agree that divorce rates among parents with special needs children is far higher than the general population. And since single moms of special needs kids have challenges and joys that other moms  — single or otherwise…

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6 reasons why women need life insurance more than men

Women need life insurance more than men do, yet we are less likely to be covered. According to the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association, 56% of women and 62% of men had life insurance coverage in 2016 — down from 57% and 61%, respectively, 6 years prior. Why is that? According to LIMRA, above, women…

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Beth Kobliner: How to make your kid a money genius (even if you’re not!)

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play Beth Kobliner is a celebrity in my nerd world: One of the first journalists covering personal finances for the masses for 30 years, Kobliner wrote the New York Times bestseller, Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance In Your Twenties and Thirties that changed the way that…

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Credit cards can help improve your finances? Yes!

  This post was created in partnership with the GM BuyPower Card®. Opinions are my own and do not reflect the views of General Motors or Capital One. Credit cards can get a bad rap. But if used responsibly, plastic can be an awesome tool that can help you keep track of your expenses, stay…

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