Posts by Emma Johnson

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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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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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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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

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 stress affects your physical and mental health and makes you more prone to get angry at your kids, create conflict in your romantic relationship and lead to career…

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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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