Posts by Emma Johnson

credit people review

The Credit People review

I hear from so many smart, hustling moms who are eager to move out of a crisis situation like a bad relationship, bad job, or bad town — and land on their feet. They might be ready to buy a house, or need to buy a new, reliable car. Maybe this is you. Perhaps you…

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Why you can’t afford to do your own laundry (and how to outsource housekeeping & maintenance to save time)

Last summer my kids returned from a couple weeks in Los Angeles where they stayed with their aunt. Me: Why does Lucas have all new underwear? Helena: All his underwear had skid mark stains in them, so Aunt Tina bought him all new chonies at Target. Why didn’t I, his own mother, know that my…

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post divorce cleanse

How to feng shui every room in your home (and make money at the same time)

My ex and I separated more than 10 years ago, and while the initial purge of his stuff and our stuff and my stuff-that-reminded-me-of-him-in-a-bad-way happened years ago, I am still Marie Kondo-ing my two-bedroom co-op of my marriage. In fact, this week I posted on CraigsList a vintage Heywood-Wakefield dresser that we bought for our…

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life insurance for moms

Nationwide Life Insurance review

Nationwide Life Insurance review This post was created in partnership with Nationwide. If you are a mom, life insurance is one of the fundamentals of financial planning — no matter your income, or whether you are the breadwinner or a stay-at-home or single parent. Even if you aren’t wealthy, imagine what your kids’ life would be…

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mama gena pussy

Mama Gena, on NYT bestseller PUSSY: A Reclamation

  Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play Earlier this year I interviewed an incredible woman, someone whose work has changed the way I feel about my body, sexuality, gender and life:  Regena Thomashauser, aka Mama Gena, who, through her in-person and online workshops called Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, and books…

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alimony-reform

Why your arguments for alimony are wrong

I have a friend who had been married for 20 years. He had a high-earning career, and after spending her 20s in low-paid retail jobs, his wife stayed home full-time with the kids, until they were in high school, then worked part-time retail, tried to start a couple of craft businesses that went nowhere, and…

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How this work-at-home mom launched a 7-figure social media business

  Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play   In the 90s, social media entrepreneur Kim Garst was sick of being broke, so she launched a seven-figure business from her dining room table with no marketing. When she maxed out on that web design business, Garst became involved in a wildly successful network marketing…

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wp diamond review yelp

WP Diamonds review and comparison to Worthy.com. Which is better?

If you’re newly divorced or have been for years, inherited gems, jewelry or watches from a family member, or received a present you don’t love, you might wonder what you can do with your jewelry or your wedding and engagement rings. If you’re thinking of selling it, where is the best place to sell your…

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Reuters' Bobbi Rebell talks about her new book: Financial Grownup

How to be a financial grownup

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play Why is everyone such a financial mess? Why do successful, highly educated women have zero idea what is going on in their finances — and abandon their financial power to men? What do really successful people have to say about money and success? Bobbi…

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financial expert jean chatzky

Jean Chatzky: “Earning money makes me feel safe and independent”

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play   Jean Chatzky is a personal finance journalist, bestselling author of eight books and financial editor for NBC’s Today Show. Here we talk about: Focus on earning vs. skimping – especially for women. “Your financial life doesn’t work how much you save if you’re…

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Best saving accounts for single moms

9 Best savings accounts for moms for 2019

, Every mom needs a savings account in her own name, arguably more than the average American. After all, statistically, we are more likely to be fully responsible for the care and cost of children, and less likely to benefit from a spouse or large Social Security check later in life. More than half of…

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shared parenting

How to get dads involved in divorce and separated families

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play   This is an important episode. Terry Brennan, co-founder of Leading Women for Shared Parenting, an activist organization responsible for introducing legislation in 20 states, that makes equal, shared parenting the presumption in family court. This is a critical issue for children, who suffer…

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How to start investing, get that raise, and be respected in the workforce

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play Sallie Krawcheck is often cited as one of the most influential women on Wall Street. The former president of Global Wealth & Investment Management at Bank of America, and CEO of Citigroup’s Smith Barney unit, Krawcheck today is the co-founder of the female networking coalition…

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How one single mom started a local resistance movement

  Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud   ♦  Google Play After the 2016 presidential election, like so many of us, Valerie Schull, a single mom in Chicago, was angry. So Valerie, a Spanish teacher, got motivated. Shull is the co-founder of a local resistance group that is fighting against change in federal and local governments…

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