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10 best debt consolidation companies of 2019

By Holly Johnson | January 16, 2019 | 2 Comments

If you’re drowning in high-interest debt or tired of paying multiple bills each month, debt consolidation is a smart solution to consider. Whether your debt includes credit cards, student loans, medical bills or car payments, juggling these expenses can be stressful — or even impossible. By consolidating your debt into a single, new loan, you…

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7 ways single moms can get their financial act together in 2019

By Emma Johnson | January 9, 2019 | 5 Comments

Ready to get your finances together in the new year, single mama! Here is what you need to save, invest, find affordable insurance and hit all your income and money goals in 2019 and beyond!

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9 Best savings accounts for moms for 2019

By Emma Johnson | January 3, 2019 | 2 Comments

, 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…

Common limiting beliefs that hold back single moms

By Emma Johnson | December 14, 2018 | 3 Comments

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)

By Emma Johnson | December 12, 2018 | 1 Comment

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…

Zoosk Review: Online dating profiles and matching made easy

By Emma Johnson | November 29, 2018 | 2 Comments

Online dating can feel impersonal, and too many options can be a burden rather than a blessing. After a tiring day at work, preparing and feeding the kids dinner, lots of laundry loads, and one or two (or perhaps dozens) of disappointing first dates, online dating might have lost its charm for you. Not to…

How to divorce like a feminist

By Emma Johnson | November 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

  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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eHarmony review: is it really a place to find quality relationships?

By Emma Johnson | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I’m thinking of trying online dating, but I have no idea where to start!” This is such a common challenge for single moms. While they may have been out of the dating market for years (or, face it: decades), or ready to try a new way to meet people, online dating is alluring. But, it…

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How moms can practice financial self-care

By Emma Johnson | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

By Emma Johnson | November 13, 2018 | 34 Comments

  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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How to become a clinical research coordinator

By Holly Johnson | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

For better or worse medical care is big business. The upside for moms: there are endless employment opportunities to be found in both healthcare, and healthcare administration. One job that falls on the administrative side is the career of a clinical research coordinator. These workers can easily earn more than $100,000, and perform the bulk…

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How to become a bookkeeper

By Holly Johnson | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

  If you love numbers and math and actually enjoy tracking data in spreadsheets, a career as a bookkeeper can be a great fit for moms — especially since these high-paying jobs are often available on a part-time basis, as a work-at home side gig. Some bookkeepers earn $60 per hour while working from home,…

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How to become a corporate event planner

By Holly Johnson | October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Think back to the last “big” event you attended, whether it was a giant corporate holiday party, a convention for work, or an educational conference. If the event went as planned, it should have been a seamless experience with a perfectly tailored itinerary, a realistic schedule of events, and a general feeling of organization. These…

6 reasons why women need life insurance more than men

By Emma Johnson | October 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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HavenLife Review: A policy change saved this mom $7,670

By Emma Johnson | October 25, 2018 | 2 Comments

After my oldest was born, her dad and I proudly made sure we ticked every prescribed financial item on the universal to-do list, including life insurance: Open a 529 college savings account — CHECK! Have six-months cash savings so I could scale back my business to part-time and stay home with her (since he made…

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How to become a coder (high paying and you can work from home)

By Holly Johnson | October 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

  Whether they go by the title coder, developer, software engineer, hacker, or programmer, those who can help create computer programs, apps, sites or systems are in hot demand — and you can earn a high salary writing code without a formal education. Bloomberg calls the software development job market “the highest demand market in…

How to become a grant writer

By Holly Johnson | October 24, 2018 | 1 Comment

If you have a background in writing or journalism and researching companies and initiatives is your idea of fun, a career in grant writing could be for you. You may be able to work in this field part-time, on the side, without quitting other work you love, and many grant writers even work in a…

Credit cards can help improve your finances? Yes!

By Emma Johnson | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 on budget and keep your finances secure — not to mention all the rewards! Here’s the low-down: Keep track of your expenses There are some good arguments for…

Have you ever heard a man say he feels guilty for going to work? [har har har] However, I guarantee you have felt guilty as woman for working.  Whether or not you are a mom, caregiver, mom to a fur baby. Single or married, gay or straight.

How working mom guilt holds you back in career, money and life

By Emma Johnson | October 17, 2018 | 4 Comments

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   Have you ever heard a man say he feels guilty for going to work? [har har har] However, I guarantee you have felt guilty as woman for working.  Whether or not you are a mom, caregiver, mom to a fur baby. Single or married, gay…

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How to become a child care provider (or nanny)

By Holly Johnson | October 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

  Child care has become increasingly expensive for American families, so much so that 33 percent are now spending 20 percent or more of their annual household income on care for their children. That figure comes courtesy of the 2018 Care.com Cost of Care Survey, which also revealed that the average weekly cost of care…