Posts by Emma Johnson

3 times you 100% should pay for credit repair

This post about credit repair was sponsored by Lexington Law Firm. While you are legally entitled to access your credit history and repair any errors and mistakes, sometimes it makes sense to get out your credit card and pay for it! Examples: You need to buy a new car ASAP, and want to make sure…

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How to sell your old watch online

A good watch is effortlessly classy. There’s something so empowering about wearing a bold, stylish timepiece on your wrist when you sit down for a meeting or head into an interview – or on a date, a watch makes you look like a total badass. But that same watch — or another one, that doesn’t…

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Why single moms don’t get to celebrate Father’s Day

Plenty of memes going around Facebook giving Father’s Day shout-outs to single moms who “do it all.” Make your way down the card isle and you will come across Hallmark’s cards, they have a half-dozen designed celebrating moms on this day. Cards read: “Happy Father’s Day, Mom!” “Mom: You’re the best! Thanks for being both…

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Make money and do good at the same time

  Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play Making money and serving others — these two things are NOT mutually exclusive. That you must chose one or the other is a historically female message: That it’s OK to be broke, because we’re serving others. That the corporate world is exploitive, evil, greedy, and…

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Single mom teaches families how to travel with kids

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play Elmeka Henderson: Helping single moms travel with kids In this episode I interview Elmeka Henderson, creator of blog Adventures in Raising a Vagabond. When Elmeka started traveling with travel groups, she found that many didn’t allow kids. She began taking her son abroad on her own…

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The one thing you can do today to help close the pay gap

 I keep hearing the same story again and again from professionally successful women. Variations on: My grandma told me: “Always have your own money.” It could be a mother, aunt, neighbor, Girl Scout leader, teacher, cousin, mentor or favorite coach. What to teach girls about money An older, respected woman looked her straight in the eye,…

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15 financial steps to a rich life as a single mom

It’s no one’s Plan A. But being a single mom does not mean you’re destined for the welfare line, free school lunches for your kids, or living in your parents’ basement. The first step is to convince yourself that your new life will be one that is full, joyous and financially rich. For some people, it can…

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How to make cash by selling your old earrings online

Let’s do a little exercise: Picture your jewelry box, jewelry bowl, jewelry stand, box of older jewelry in your closet or safety box, where ever you keep yours. Now, try to picture each pair of earrings. When’s the last time you actually had an occasion to wear huge dangly gold hoops? Perhaps you’ve got an…

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Make money selling your necklace online

Ever considered selling your necklace online? Remember that pearl necklace your ex bought you years ago as a last-minute anniversary gift? How about that diamond necklace you picked out for your 30th birthday? Whether you choose to admit it or not, jewelry often carries a strong emotional bond with it – for better or for…

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#LikeAMother: Homework hurts kids and families, just say NO to overparenting

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play Oh man, when I read Heather Shumaker’s essay in Salon Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework, I reached out to her immediately. In her excellent article, Shumaker articulates exactly what I have been grumbling about (and fighting…

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How to buy your first car as a grown-ass woman

I recently read this post in my Facebook group, Millionaire Single Moms, and it made me feel all the good feels: At 40 years of age this happened today: I purchased my first car on my own — no male input, no ex-husband choosing which car, no parents weighing in on my choice… this beautiful…

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