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Stereotypes that keep single moms broke, overwhelmed and alone

By Emma Johnson | September 17, 2019 | 1 Comment

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. — Eleanor Roosevelt When it comes to single moms, there are specific limiting beliefs that I see women struggle with time and again. Messages we assume to be true, and on which we base our worth, the treatment we accept, the relationships we aspire to, the…

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8 rules for friends with benefits for single moms

By Emma Johnson | September 11, 2019 | 6 Comments

Maybe you just want sex. Or a fun connection, a physical relationship—but none of the baggage of a full-on relationship. Maybe you're enjoying something really great, but not sure how to define it. Maybe a FWB is right for you. I'm not fond of the term “friends with benefits.” I prefer, “Someone I'm sleeping with,” or…

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Where to sell gold (and tips to make sure you get the most cash)

By Emma Johnson | August 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

You likely have some gold sitting around. Maybe it is old jewelry that you no longer like, or perhaps it was a gift from someone you have negative (or complicated) feelings about. Perhaps you have some old gold coins you inherited, or even gold dental work sitting in the back of a drawer! If you…

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How is property divided in a divorce?

By Stacey Freeman | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Whether you owned a house, investments, jewelry, the engagement and wedding rings, real estate, vehicles, furniture or even a pet together with your husband or wife, when you breakup, these assets must be divided. Who gets what in a divorce? Divorce law varies by state, and every divorce differs. If you wonder who will get…

Should wives stay thin for their husbands?

By Emma Johnson | August 17, 2019 | 25 Comments

A friend was telling me of her new diet and plans to lose 20 lbs. “I told Jack (her husband of 10 years), ‘I'm so sorry I got fat since we married!'” From everything I can tell, their relationship is thriving, but my friend has a deep-rooted sense that she has an obligation to make…

What every mom should ask for in divorce negotiations

By Emma Johnson | August 16, 2019 | 15 Comments

Divorce and custody negotiations are stressful. How do you know what things to ask for in divorce? It's easy to want to plow through negotiations as quickly as possible. Slow your roll.  Below is a list of what every woman should consider when settling her divorce. But first, some common divorce questions: If I divorce…

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EliteSingles vs. eHarmony dating sites

By Emma Johnson | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the black hole that online dating sites and apps can be, Elite Singles and eHarmony stand out with promises of serious, long-term, committed relationships. Which one is better? This post will help you decide. Short answer: While both are quality dating sites, EliteSingles has a free version, is more affordable, and offers a more…

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Being a single mom is hard—right?

By Emma Johnson | August 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

When people learn you're a single mom, is the pity automatic? “I don't know how you do it.” “You're amazing— must be so hard to do it all by yourself!” “It must be so hard for the kids, I'm sorry.” Etc., ad nauseam, blah blah, right? Welcome to my world. I frequently meet strangers who,…

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Best places to sell your jewelry online

By Emma Johnson | August 14, 2019 | 4 Comments

Are online jewelers all scammers? Quick answer: No. There are some highly reputable companies that will help you sell your jewelry quickly, safely and for a fair price (including some online jewelry buyers that I trust like Worthy.com). More details: Top online sites to sell your jewelry Where to sell jewelry: Worthy Where to sell…

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How to pay off your credit cards – when no one wants to help you

By Sponsored post | August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

This post was sponsored by Debt.com. Just because you’ve been turned down for balance transfers and personal loans, it doesn’t mean you’re destined for bankruptcy. America is drowning in debt – and credit cards are dragging us down. According to recent statistics… We owe more than $1 trillion on our cards. That’s enough to buy every NFL, NBA,…

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EliteSingles vs. Zoosk—which is better for single parents?

By Emma Johnson | August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two of the most popular dating sites are EliteSingles and Zoosk, both of which claim tens of millions of users worldwide—including in the United States.  In early 2019, Elite Singles parent company, Spark Networks based in Germany, bought Zoosk. Add these to dozens of other dating apps for both single parents and the general population,…

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When to consider relationship counseling

By Emma Johnson | August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Couples counseling has gotten a bad rap as a last-ditch effort to save a already-failed relationship. But recent studies find that couples therapy can be very helpful in making relationships better, stronger, and longer-lasting—including if you are not married. After all, marriage rates among millennials have reached historic lows, and more and more young women…

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How to get a loan with bad credit—and why you may need credit repair

By Holly Johnson | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

While having a great credit score can make your life a whole lot easier, the opposite is also true. A bad credit score can make your life harder and more expensive. That’s because bad credit makes it more difficult to qualify for a loan for a car or mortgage, or even qualify to rent an…

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Online therapy vs. face-to-face—which is better?

By Robyn Evans | August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Online counseling, which connects you to a licensed therapist through phone, text, video or voice is gaining popularity thanks to technology from companies like BetterHelp, TalkSpace and Online-Therapy.com.  But how does online therapy compare with face-to-face therapy? What are the pros and cons? If you’re feeling lonely, depressed or stressed, therapy might help you regain…

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31 reasons being a single mom is AWESOME (according to readers)

By Emma Johnson | July 31, 2019 | 27 Comments

A while ago a member of Millionaire Single Mom on Facebook said: “I'm a new mom, expecting in a few months. What POSITIVES can you tell me about single motherhood?” I responded with a few points, and invited other members to share. Here is what we said: From me, Emma Johnson, on why being a…

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7 tips for taking a road trip with little kids as a single mom

By Emma Johnson | July 28, 2019 | 7 Comments

I am writing this from a plane with my kids on the way from our NYC home to Chicago, where we will spend two weeks visiting friends and family, and the places where I grew up in a small town in Northern Illinois.  This pilgrimage has become an annual tradition. It started out as a…

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How to deal with divorce when your husband had affairs

By Emma Johnson | July 23, 2019 | 63 Comments

We're negotiating our divorce settlement and I believe I should be compensated for losing the family I wanted. My husband cheated, decided to leave, and I now miss my kids half the time and don't have a real family. I am so pissed I have to pay alimony! He was unfaithful — how is that fair!? He…

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5 friends every single mom needs

By Emma Johnson | July 10, 2019 | 4 Comments

If you're facing single motherhood – whether by divorce, choice or happenstance, you need support. All the freaking support you can get. The key in this new phase of life is to be strategic in choosing who your support system is. I'm not saying ditch all your old friends, or be a snob. But maybe you…

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Best online therapy sites for moms

By Emma Johnson | July 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you told me eight years ago I could find a licensed psychologist to come to my apartment in New York City for less than $150 and without spending months on a waiting list, I would have spit my latte right in your face. Today, though, it's a different story – the utopian dream of…

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You cannot afford to be a SAHM

By Emma Johnson | June 20, 2019 | 104 Comments

Itching to get out of the 9-5 workforce, and spend more time with your kids? I share why you cannot take the risk to quit your career.  However, there are countless ways moms can earn a high income, from home, with legitimate, flexible careers — many of which earn $100,000 or more.  Keep reading!  The…